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Obituary: Christopher Whiting

Christopher Whiting, 49, son of Linda Ritchie and step-son of Dale Ritchie of Fairfield Bay, ended his life December 9, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he graduated from Hudson, Wisconsin High School and entered the Naval Reserve, completing his basic at Superior Naval Base in Chicago. His employment was IT support. […]

Obituary: Marie C. Senopole

Marie C. Senopole Passed away January 12, 2017. She is again dancing with her beloved husband George J. Senopole who preceded her in death on December 13, 2004. They were married for 57 years and will be missed by their sons; George Jr. (Sharon), Eugene, Bob and Tom (Linda), daughters; Kathy (Tim) Hallett and Jenny […]

Shirley Blue Devil Basketball

     Shirley, AR – The Shirley Blue Devils (23-5, 9-0) bounced back with a vengeance after suffering an early exit in the Greers Ferry Lake Classic winning three straight conference games. The Blue Devils had home wins against Rural Special and Concord and traveled to Timbo to defeat the Tigers. The margin of victory in […]

39th Annual March for Life

The 39th Annual March for Life will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Little Rock at 2 p.m. The observance is a peaceful and prayerful event that attracts thousands of Arkansans from across the state including churches and families to remember the estimated 60 million unborn children who have been killed by abortion […]

Rierson Painting Juried

Charlotte’s painting that was chosen to tour with the Arkansas Arts Council’s Small Works on Paper is one of three paintings of a Dream Series, titled “Panic (Fear).” Charlotte said she has recurring dreams that she is lost or running from something which is frightening to her. She painted this of herself with passion using […]

New Appointments, Tight Budget, on Shirley Council Agenda

Debate about anonymous letter by Alex Kienlen, Van Buren County Democrat An at-times strident Shirley City Council meeting Monday night, Jan. 9, was held as council members worked through the city’s budget and goals for the year, as well as appointing replacements for its recently-resigned mayor and city council member. The meeting was the first […]

Two Ordinances Tabled for Further Discussion

Dan Feuer Editor During the regular meeting of the Fairfield Bay City Council on Monday, January 9, two of the three Ordinances were tabled for further discussion. Ordinance 2017-01 was passed allowing the City to purchase to new patrol cars from Jason Jones Ford in Heber Springs. City Attorney, A.J. Kelly, read the 2nd reading […]

Calling All Photographers

Calling all Arkansans, photographers, and lovers of the great outdoors: I invite you to participate in my 2017 Winter Facebook Cover Photo Contest! Simply submit your best, high-quality photos taken in Arkansas that depict the Natural State’s beauty in the wintertime, or photos that have a wintry theme. The submissions will be displayed online, and […]

Everyone Benefits When You Make Charitable Gifts

Now that we are in the heart of the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with charitable gifts. And as long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also […]

2017 Yacht Club Transition Team

During the Fairfield Bay Yacht Club Christmas Party in December, the 2017 Officers were announced and presented with their officer flags. Pictured left to right is Past Commodore Richard Mills, 2016 Commodore Dan Feuer, 2017 Commodore Jim Beach, 2017 Vice Commodore Sam Lister, 2016 Fleet Commander, Tim Hallet, 2017 Secretary/Treasurer Belinda Lister and 2016 Secretary/Treasurer, […]