Watercolor Workshop Held Large Flower


Versatile, award-winning, artist Marlene Gremillion of Hot Springs Village, presented a two-day watercolor workshop at the Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center in Fairfield Bay to 16 members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League June 20 and 21. Participants learned techniques to paint large, realistic flowers on full size sheets of 300-lb. Arches paper, […]

Birth Of American Independence

Flag Militia Man

When the initial battles of the Revolutionary War broke out in April, 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical. By the middle of the following year, however, many more colonists had come to favor independence, thanks to growing hostility against Britain and the spread of revolutionary […]

Rotary News by Fred Hilsenrath


Kristy Edwards, a Fairfield Bay resident, reported to us her volunteer work with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) a sworn officer of the court for the 21st District, including Searcy, Van Buren and Faulkner Counties. A CASA Advocate becomes the “eyes and ears” for foster children who were taken out of the home due to […]

Work Toward Your Own Financial Independence Day


It’s almost the Fourth of July, the day when we celebrate our independence as a nation and the many liberties we enjoy as individuals. Still, we have to keep working to earn some freedoms — such as financial freedom. But by making the right moves, you may eventually enjoy your own Financial Independence Day. Here […]

Becoming A Purple Heart Community

Purple Heart

On Friday, July 4, Mayor Paul Wellenberger will sign a proclamation declaring Fairfield Bay a “Purple Heart Community.” The Purple Heart was created by General George Washington in 1782 as a badge of honor and distinction. The award the General created at that time was in essence the forerunner of our current Medal of Honor. […]

New Display At Fairfield Bay Library

Wood Carving

An amazing display of woodcarving talent can be seen at the Fairfield Bay Library!  Rich Birdsell, a local craftsman, is sharing some of the animals he has created in the library display case.  Stop by and enjoy all the details in his work, even the seashells!  Anyone wishing to have their collection considered for future […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

Geary Leason

Simple Answers for Big Problems Myron Smedley, curator of the Ozark Think Tank as housed in the room above the bakery in downtown Leslie, sees himself as a not-so-great, but just an average man, a guy who is not bogged down with academics, agendas, and schemes. He is not dependent on government grants or programs. […]

June Piecemakers News


Summer is in full swing and numbers were a little sparse, but the enthusiasm and camaraderie of Piecemakers Quilters was in abundance at their monthly quilt club meeting on Wednesday, June 18. Linda LaDoux welcomed members, new members, and guests. Pamela Davis gave the treasurers report; then Victoria Banks conducted the business meeting. Jill Hardison, […]

Independence Day Breakfast


by Jim & Phyllis Wilkins On Friday, July 4, our community and nation will celebrate Independence Day for the 238th time. Many parts of the country celebrate in different ways and here in Fairfield Bay is no different. Besides the fireworks on the lake in the evening, we will have a parade beginning at 9 […]

Fairfield Bay Conference Center

What’s Happening at the Conference Center Thanks to everyone who attended the Our Town Players production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Everyone in the cast appreciates your generous support and wonderful response to the play. NCAFA&E Stars & Stripes Concert Internationally Known Keyboardist, Pianist and Organist will be appearing in the Performing Arts Theater on […]