12 Arkansas Cities Recognized for Volunteer Efforts

“Twelve Arkansas communities have been named 2015 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year Award winners,” the state Department of Human Services said Wednesday. The cities honored this year for their volunteer efforts are Fort Smith, Van Buren, Clarksville, Maumelle, Benton, Fairfield Bay, Clark Ridge, Vilonia, Greenbrier, Arkadelphia, Bentonville and Fayetteville. A selection committee composed of […]

Corps Schedules Boundary Maintenance

The Army Corps of Engineers, Greers Ferry Lake Project Office advises landowners adjacent to public lands on Greers Ferry Lake that contract maintenance crews will be conducting boundary line maintenance along an 85-mile section of government boundary. Work will start in the vicinity of Old Highway 25 recreation area in Cleburne County, head south across […]

Fairfield Bay Rotary News

by Fred Hilsenrath Alice Chambers is the Fairfield Bay Library Director. Her past experience includes working at newspapers, publishing ‘Life in the Ozarks’, and does freelance writing. She is also on the Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce Board, the president of the Van Buren County Fair Association, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Laureate Alpha […]

Consumer Alert

by Dan Feuer I received an email from someone posing as a contact in my email list. They claimed to be in London and in a bind needing some money sent to them immediately. This scam went around a couple years ago in this area. If you get an email like this, be sure to […]

Prepare Far Ahead for Long-term Care Costs

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month – a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these expenses, the better prepared you will be to deal with them. To begin with, just how expensive is long-term care? Consider […]

Happenings at the Fairfield Bay Marina

by Sheryl Paxton, Marina Manager The activities and excitement of the busy Fairfield Bay Marina have not come to a close just because summer is over. Fun, excitement and things to do still abound at the marina. The Corporal C.G. Bolden Veteran’s Barge has added a new element to our scope of activities. In early […]

Arkansas Traditional Quilt and Craft Show

The Annual Arkansas Traditional Quilt and Craft Show will be held at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Hwy 16 E (approx. 1.7 miles from Hwy 65) in Clinton, Arkansas, (Friday and Saturday) November 13 and 14. Admission and Parking is free. The Quilt Show is sponsored by the Van Buren County Extension Council /Van Buren […]

Work On Greers Ferry Dam Closes One Lane

One lane of traffic across Greers Ferry Dam is closed until the end of Januarym 2016 while work is performed on the dam’s turbine intake gates. Additional work to repair the dam’s monolith joints will begin Monday, Nov. 16 which will require a lane shift. The one lane traffic plan is being modified to allow […]

November Alzheimers Support Group Meeting

Our monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet Wednesday, November 18 at 2 p.m. We meet in the Library room of Indian Rock Village for 1 hour. This month we will view a short educational video about Alzheimer’s dementia, which helps explain the progression of the disease. In addition we will briefly discuss […]

November Republican Meeting

The Van Buren County Republican Committee will meet on Nov. 16 at Jack’s in Fairfield Bay Come join us at 540 Dave Creek Parkway at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. for the meeting. Our guest speaker will be State Rep. Josh Miller of Dist. 66. We will be ordering off of the menu.