VBC County Judge Newsletter

I am writing this letter to you on August 15. So far this summer, it has been hot and humid, with an abundance of rainfall. Some areas in Van Buren County are 10 to 15 inches of rainfall above normal for this year. This has allowed the farmer to have an abundance of grass and […]

What’s Up Fairfield Bay

by Mayor, Paul Wellenberger Nothing like a contest to see who excels at accurately throwing rubber cheeseburgers, or having the county Sheriff rocking and rolling singing Johnny Be Good on stage, or seeing our friends dressed up in tropical outfits while it’s pouring outside. But that was the scene Saturday night at the “Cheeseburgers in […]

Ozark Health Investor Banquet

Each year the Ozark Health Foundation hosts an Investor Banquet to thank our major investors and present scholarships to a senior member of our T.H.U.G and S.W.A.T. Team recipients. This year’s Banquet honored two outstanding groups that have done so much for Ozark Health and the Community. Our 2016 Business Investor of the Year was […]

Faye’s Diamond Mine Receives 2016 Craftsman Award

We are honored to announce that a one-of-a-kind jewelry design from Faye’s Diamond Mine has just received the Arkansas Jewelers Association’s 2016 Craftsmanship Award at the state convention in Little Rock on Saturday, Aug. 6! The award-winner, a mother-of-pearl cross pendant set with a round brilliant diamond in a gold bezel, and hand-finished yellow gold […]

Be Aware of the Need for Disability Insurance

It probably doesn’t show up on your calendar, but May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. And you might agree that such a month is useful, when you consider the following: Three in 10 workers entering the workforce today will become disabled before retiring, according to the Social Security Administration. At age 42, you are four […]

Lakeside Dental LLC Opens in Fairfield Bay

Fairfield Bay, AR – August 4, 2016 We’re delighted to announce the opening of Lakeside Dental LLC in Fairfield Bay in the space formerly owned by Dr. Mark Davis located at 15775 Highway 16 East, Shirley. They are open Monday through Wednesday currently, but will switch to more patient-friendly hours beginning August 16. The future […]

Fairfield Bay Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting

The Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce along with representatives from the City and Community Club, friends and family came out to hold a ribbon cutting for the Crafters Social House. The Crafters Social House is a gathering place as well as a shop full of unique and special treasures created by local artists. With the […]

Souvenir Xtraordinaire Holds Open House and Ribbon Cutting at New Location

Greers Ferry Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting a Souvenir Xtraordinaire on Saturday. Owner, Heather Garrett, husband Jon, entrepreneur, Mary Lewis, Mayor John Carlton along with family and friends. Heather Garrett, owner of Souvenir Xtraordinaire in Greers Ferry is very excited and pleased to open her new shop, which was purchased, June 2015. […]

Is Your “Financial Umbrella” in Place?

April showers may bring May flowers, but March is National Umbrella Month. While ranking high on the list of truly obscure celebrations, this “Month” can still teach us a few things – especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help us protect our financial goals. Consider these key areas: Your vulnerability to emergencies – […]

Real Estate Sales Increase Over 2015 Numbers

Real estate sales in Van Buren County through the second quarter of 2016 were on the rise. The number of properties sold rose 25% over the same time period of 2015. The average price rose 9% and the number of days on the market dropped 23%. According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales […]