VBC Literacy Council Adds New Board Members

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The Board of Directors of the Van Buren County Literacy Council recently elected three new members. They are (left to right) Carrie Ward, Sr. Vice President and Branch Manager of Regions Bank; Mark Gammill, retired Clinton school Principal; and Chad Brown, local attorney. They join other Board members Lori Blagg, Therese Preusser, Emma Hink, Marla […]

Battle Those Low Rates – with Three Types of Income


If you depend on fixed-income investments for at least part of your income, you probably haven’t been too happy in recent years, as interest rates have hit historic lows. Nonetheless, even in a low-rate environment, you can broaden the income-producing potential of your investment portfolio. However, before taking action, it’s helpful to know what the […]

Did You Know??

Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker Lived In Fairfield Bay When General Mills came into being, it represented the merging of five flour mills in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each mill had its own home economist, and those five persons became the original department of customer contact. President of the largest of the original mills was Mr. Crocker. It was […]

Inspiring Challenges

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by Jim & Phyllis Wilkins Any civic or charitable organization should have a purpose or focus and Lions Clubs are no different. Lions Clubs focus includes several areas (four major ones include sight, youth, disaster relief and humanitarian needs). We Give Sight. LCIF helps to restore sight and prevent blindness by improving eye care. We […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason


Smedley’s Principles for Good Reading As just one more service offered to our community, Geezer Wally Smedley is pleased to present his “Principles of Good Reading: Part I What Not to Read,” in hopes that many unsuspecting book readers will be spared from the harm generated from reading a bad book. He proposes that his […]

TOPS Chapters Pave the Way to Healthy Lifestyle


Fairfield Bay, there is an option in town to help residents of Arkansas realize a healthier lifestyle. TOPS Club, Inc. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) a non profit weight-loss support organization, has an established local chapter. Weekly meetings will be held at the Hart on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Experience for yourself the weight-loss support and […]

Fairfield Bay Rotary by Fred Hilsenrath


Tom Tangen was our speaker at the January 7, 2014 Rotary meeting. Tom is a local environmental engineering consultant who specializes in dealing with environmental issues and permitting for natural resources companies, including mining and oil and gas clients. He delivered a talk entitled “Fraccing and Your Drinking Water”. Some of the presentation was drawn […]

Pickleball at the Hart Center


Winter pickle ball at the Hart Center has attracted a larger crowd, new local players and more visitors. More golfers are coming now and the skill level of all players is improving.On Monday the January 12., we had 13 people playing. Good exercise and fun is the only requirement. We enjoy teaching new players, so […]

Fairfield Bay Conference Center News


What’s Happening at the Conference Center 501-884-4202 Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner Dance Please plan on joining us at the Conference Center with your sweetheart for our Valentine Dinner Dance. It all starts Friday evening at 5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, February 14. We will have social time starting at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 5:30 […]

Master Gardeners Announce New Members

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The Van Buren County Master Gardeners welcomed their newest members at the January 3, 2015 meeting held at the Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Fairfield Bay. Eight new Master Gardeners completed the 40 hour course sponsored by the University of Arkansas Horticulture Department. Pictured left to right are Julie Magadanz, Kathi Owens, Willard […]