Corps advises caution on water during holiday weekend

Army Corps

The Independence Day holiday is typically one of the three busiest weekends of the year at the region’s lakes and rivers, and this year, will likely be no exception with the long holiday weekend looming. It is a great time for outdoor water fun, but Army Corps of Engineers officials advise everyone to practice good […]

Obituary: Melva Holmqist King

Melva King

Melva Holmqist King, 92, of Fairfield Bay passed away Sunday June 21, 2015. Born August 18, 1922 in Prophetston, IL to the late Anton and Eliza Gussie Griffigh Holmqist, Melva was retired from the United States Navy. While serving through one war and two conflicts, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, Melva’s military record was […]

Fresh Farm Produce

Homegrown Art

Farmer Ted from Fox, Arkansas will be stationed at the Community Market at Woodland Mead Park in Fairfield Bay on Tuesdays and Saturdays to bring you “fresh from nature” produce.  The first fruit to ripen for the next few weeks is blueberries then, as he harvests, he’ll bring his bounty for you to enjoy. If […]

Van Buren County Master Gardeners Awarded Project of the Year

MG Award

by Cynthia Lacken, Master Gardener, Van Buren County Van Buren County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce that the Hippe Recycling Center’s Education Park was named divisional winner of the prestigious 2015 Master Gardener Project of the Year. The recycling center is located in Fairfield Bay and already was the recipient of Arkansas Recycling Coalition’s […]

The Little Red Restaurant Awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Little Red

Recognized as a Top Performing Restaurant as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site. The Little Red Restaurant at Fairfield Bay announced today that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for a second year in a row, 2014 and 2015. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in […]

Tennis Is Back in The Bay

Tennis is Back

Tom and Denise Martin, Cliffside owner and permanent resident of North Little Rock, coordinated an outstanding, fun filled weekend for tennis enthusiasts from around the state. The group of about 20 arrived Friday afternoon for a weekend of tennis and fun on the lake. Comments included: “Life is always better at the lake!” “It was […]

Sorority Donation


Adele Hartig, Treasurer of Xi Gamma Zeta Sorority of Beta Sigma Phi presents a chapter donation check to Marilyn Robertson of the Log Cabin Museum.

New Contribution Limits Make 401(k) Plans Even More Attractive


If you are interested in saving for retirement, here’s some good news: For 2015, the IRS has raised the maximum contribution limits for 401(k) plans from $17,500 to $18,000. And if you’re 50 or older, you can put in an extra $6,000, up from $5,500 in 2014. These same limits also apply to 403(b) plans, […]

VFW Install New Officers

VFW Officers

VFW New Officers…these are the newly elected Fairfield Bay VFW officers as of June 1, 2015. From left to right: Pat Hicks (Adjuguant), Harold Pitt (Junior Vice Commander), Randy Baker (Quarter Master), Roy Madrid  (Senior Vice Commander), Al Cartwright  (Commander).

Paving Underway in the Bay


The road work has begun starting with Beaver Rd. As you’re driving around the Bay, you’ll notice stakes on the side of the road with pink ribbons. The markers are for Atlas Paving and these indicate the roads that are getting two inch asphalt overlay. The map included, indicates what roads are being worked on. […]