OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason


Smedley’s Tips for Job Satisfaction Waldo Smedley, geezer Ernest Smedley’s grandson, approached the old boy recently looking for some advice on getting a job following his graduation from UCA in May of this year. Waldo has great respect for his “Gramps” as over a rough patch in Waldo’s teen years, Gramps stood by the kid, […]

Community Education Center Offering Beginner Mountain Dulcimer Class


NEW–the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center will be offering a four-week beginning mountain dulcimer class. The class will be held every Monday in October from 2-4 p.m. Cost for the class is $20. The dulcimer is an extremely easy instrument to play and does NOT require that you know how to read music. In this […]

Meet the Master Gardeners

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“Meet the Master Gardeners” will be held in theVan Buren County Courthouse Annex, 1414 Hway 65S, Clinton, AR, on September 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Master Gardener Program of Van Buren County is sponsored by The Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Arkansas. Beautification and education are two of its main purposes. […]

Van Buren County Republicans


The Van Buren County Republican Committee will hold luncheon honoring Ronald Reagan. The Reagan Roundup will be held at the Clinton Sr. Center, 311 Yellowjacket Lane, Clinton. Time for the luncheon will be from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 20. Tickets are $15. You can reserve a table or purchase your tickets […]

Travels With Thom


by Scout When the virus of restlessness begins to take possession of a wayward man, and the road away from Here seems broad and straight and sweet, the victim must first find in himself a good and sufficient reason for going. -John Steinbeck Travels With Charlie Humans are funny; they don’t get it. You’re sad. […]

Membership Drive by Jim & Phyllis Wilkins

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by Jim & Phyllis Wilkins Fairfield Bay Lions Club President Ed Roberts and the Lions Club board have declared September 2014 as membership drive month. Going along with Lions International President Joe Preston’s theme of “Strengthen the Pride” we are asking all Fairfield Bay Lions to help grow our club by joining the “Ask One” […]

Fairfield Bay Conference Center

What’s Happening at the Conference Center Sharky’s Our prayers and best wishes go out to Jim and all of our friends and neighbors who worked at Sharky’s. Let us know how you are doing and when we can again enjoy your friendly service and great food. Melanie and Anne Concert Anne Stone and Melanie Sugg are […]

Are You Curious About Animal Skulls?


Scientists have been studying skulls of vertebrate animals for years. Looking at the skulls and comparing their differences and similarities can tell them a lot about an animal’s lifestyle and also major events and traumas in an animal’s life. Master Naturalist, Bob Verboon will give a presentation at the South Fork Nature Center’s outdoor classroom […]

Fishing Report by Slo Poke


Fishing has been slow the past few weeks so I was glad to hear of a good bite near the Edgemont bridge. Fishing friends Kenny and Buddy had three days of good crappie fishing in that area,with a few whites and a hybrid also. One day they caught 19 crappies trolling crank baits. Crappies have […]

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 […]