Bowling Alley To Re-Open Under New Management


Rick and Lacey Mitchell, owners of the Dock of the Bay are expanding their business sense and taking over the bowling alley in the Lakewood Mall. Leagues start this Thursday, October 2 at 6 p.m.  Alot of work has been done to remodel the inside. There will be pool tables, air hockey, Touchtunes Jukebox and […]

Fairfield Bay Fire Department Receives Rural Services Grant

The City of Fairfield Bay Fire Department is pleased to announce receipt of a grant in the amount of $6,317.50 to be matched by our fire department (Total project cost of $12,635.00). Funds will be utilized to purchase a K-12 Circular saw for roof opening/venting, a Stihl chain saw, 400 feet of 2 ½ inch […]

Extension Service Welcomes Torrie Caston


Van Buren County Cooperative Extension Services would like to welcome Torrie Caston as the new County Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H. Torrie was raised on a farm in Onia, Arkansas and she attended high school at Marshall. Torrie is the daughter of Lewis and Bennetta Caston and the granddaughter of Benny and […]

OHN&R Center Launches Music & Memory Program

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Ozark Health Nursing and Rehab Center in Clinton, Arkansas has become the state’s first Music & Memory Certified Care Facility. This program gives iPods, loaded with personalized music selections, to residents with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia to enhance their memories and enrich their lives. The Program, which is grounded in neurological research, engages residents by […]

Choose Mutual Funds Carefully to Help Diversify Portfolio


If you’re somewhat familiar with investing, you probably have heard that owning mutual funds is a good way to help diversify your portfolio. Is this true? And, if so, how should you go about selecting the right mutual funds? To begin with, let’s quickly review the importance of diversification. By owning a variety of investments— […]

Arkansas Legislators Attempt To Change Term Limits

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On Monday, Sept 15, 2014 Bob Porto, Co-Chairman of Arkansas Term Limits and Tachany Evans, State Representative of District 68 candidate, arrived in Fairfield Bay with a symbolic Trojan Horse to bring awareness to the public that ballot Issue #3 is slated for your vote on November 4, 2014 and politicians wants to increase term […]

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

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We are rapidly approaching an important deadline in Arkansas. October 5 is the last day you can register to vote and still cast a ballot in the November general election. Because the deadline this year falls on a Sunday, the Secretary of State’s office will continue to accept applications the following business day. The Secretary […]

Help Older Parents Avoid Financial “Scams”


Here’s a disturbing statistic: One out of every five Americans over the age of 65 has been victimized by a financial scheme, according to the Investor Protection Trust, a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. If your parents are in this age group, should you be concerned? And can you help them avoid being “scammed” […]

Bayview Fire What’s Next?


The Board convened a special meeting on 9/11/14 with GM Paul Wellenberger and CFO Rocky Nickles sharing updates on actions underway, and pending, regarding the fire site. As expected, this quickly following the event, many details are yet to be secured. There are as many questions as answers. Briefly, here are some excerpts from the […]

Do Men and Women Invest Differently?


Several years ago, a book titled Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus was quite popular. As the title suggests, the book argues that men and women are vastly different from each other, particularly in their emotional needs and in the way they communicate. While not everyone agrees with the notion that men and […]