Fire Still Under Investigation

It was a tragic loss of the old Racquet Club, Bay View Club and Sharky’s Sunset Bar and Grill Friday morning September 5, 2014. Fire Chief, Leo Brandmeyer, stated that witnesses said they smelled smoke as early as 5 a.m. that morning which means the fire was burning for at least 2 hours prior to […]

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Richard Stephens, NCA Featured Artist At The Fairfield Bay Conference Center

Richard Stephens is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the University of Central Arkansas in 1969. After serving in the Army as an Illustrator, Stephens began his professional career in 1971 with a design firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. Three years later he opened his own graphic […]


Baptist Health Now Offers High Tech Prostate Imaging & Biopsy

Baptist Health, in partnership with Arkansas Urology, is proud to introduce Arkansas to a powerful new solution for analysis, planning, and targeted biopsy of the prostate. This complete clinical solution for the prostate combines MRI with ultrasound technology offering a new biopsy option for many patients with elevated and/or rising PSA levels. “This new technology […]


Van Buren County Land Auction Nets $31,561.38

The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Van Buren County collected over $31,000 for county and state government, the Commissioner of State Lands announced. The Land Commissioner’s office conducted the auction of delinquent properties recently at the Van Buren County Courthouse. The auction drew 17 bidders and sold 16 parcels, for a total of $31,561.38 […]


Take Advantage of Higher IRA Contribution Limits

For the first time since 2008, contribution limits have risen for one of the most popular retirement savings vehicles available: the IRA. This means you’ve got a greater opportunity to put more money away for your “golden years.” Effective earlier this year, you can now put in up to $5,500 (up from $5,000 in 2012) […]

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To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

Pet “Parents” Use Essential Oils Yes, pets are people too! And, if that’s not a documented fact, then it certainly should be. Humans are unquestionably passionate about their fur-babies and should never deny them proper care and attention for their health and wellbeing. Pet parents and veterinarians are certainly familiar with the famous dog whisperer. […]

Fairfield Bay Garden Club

The Fairfield Bay Garden Club is planning a car pool outing on Tuesday, September 16, to Quitman, for an outdoor presentation, “Making a Succulent Wreath,” by Cleburne County Master Gardener, Carla Tunnell. We will be leaving the parking lot across from the FFB Conference Center at 9 a.m., to arrive at the gazebo at Quitman […]

Dueling Pianos Performing In Fairfield Bay

Fairfield Bay and Van Buren County residents should mark their calendars for September 12, 2014. The Lucas Emberton Campaign is hosting an evening of entertainment that night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fairfield Bay Lions Den, 365 Dave Creek Parkway in Fairfield Bay. This admission free event will be highlighted by entertainment […]


OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

What’s “Write” about Smedley Ernest Smedley, our favorite hometown geezer who provides a lot of stories for this column, was asked recently how he keeps coming up with all his strange and questionable tales which some say have little to do with the truth. Smedley is also accused by others of not being connected to […]

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Daughters of The American Revolution

The Little Red River Chapter of DAR will hold their first meeting of the 2014-2015 year on September 13, 2014 at First Electric Cooperative in Heber Springs. It will be a luncheon meeting beginning at noon. The program will be “Becky Weaver Accused Civil War Spy.” Regent Janet Small and Vice Regent Carolyn Johnson attended […]