Foundation Gala Raises Nearly $18,000


Tawny Laymon Ozark Health Foundation Coordinator Despite a one month delay and some of the worst road conditions in Van Buren County on the days leading up to the event, the Ozark Health Foundation’s Festival of Hope and Lights Gala raised nearly $18,000 for scholarships and medical equipment. The Gala was originally scheduled for December […]

French Hill Visits The Bay

French Hill

French Hill is running for Congress and he made a stop in Fairfield Bay on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Jack’s on Dave Creek Parkway. In spite of the cold morning quite a few people showed up to listen and ask questions. A ninth generation Arkansan, Mr. Hill has devoted himself to building central Arkansas […]

Investors Can Learn Much from Super Bowl Teams


If you’re a football fan (and probably even if you aren’t), you are aware that we’re closing in on the Super Bowl. This year’s event is unique in that it is the first Super Bowl held in an outdoor, cold-weather site — New Jersey, to be specific. However, the 2014 game shares many similarities to […]

County Judge’s Report January, 2014

Roger Hooper

Well 2013 is history and 2014 is off to a cold start. I hope your 2014 will be prosperous and joyful. The County Road Department was busy in 2013. In last year’s wrap-up for 2012, I mentioned that for the first time in five (5) years Van Buren County did not have a declared federal […]

Ideas Are Hatching In The Idea Incubator

Idea Incubator

Thank you for all of the input from those of you in and around the Bay who participated. The Idea Incubator Team had a great list of ideas to review during their last meeting. Each of the forty-eight (48) ideas were discussed and given thought and consideration during the review process. Some of the ideas […]

Bradford Seeks Van Buren County Clerk Position

Pam Bradford

Pam Bradford announces her candidacy for Van Buren County Clerk in 2014. Bradford brings 16 years of county government experience, working in the county judge’s office with state and federal grants, budgets, insurance, payroll, billing and managing county inventory while working with state auditors and much ,much more. She also has experience working with ADEM […]

Grants and Funding Projects

City Office

Conference Center Kitchen Grant Received The City of Fairfield Bay is pleased to announce the receipt of a General Improvement Grant, sponsored by our State Senator, Ms. Missy Irvin, in the amount of $45,000 to refurbish the Fairfield Bay Conference Center kitchen.  This is the second grant Senator Irvin acquired for the Conference Center (the […]

Diversify Your Investment Risk


All investments carry risk. But, as an investor, one of the biggest risks you face is that of not achieving your long-term goals, such as enjoying a comfortable retirement and remaining financially independent throughout your life. To help reach your objectives, you need to own a variety of investment vehicles — and each carries its […]

Jones Seeks Fifth Term As County Assessor


Trina Jones announces she will seek the Democratic nomination for a fifth term as Van Buren County Assessor. She just completed her 4th year as District Two Representative on the Arkansas Assessors Association Executive Board. She is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers and the Association of Arkansas Counties. Jones is a […]

Hooper Seeks Re-election To County Judge

Roger Hooper2

Roger Hooper is seeking the Democratic nomination for an additional two-year term as Van Buren County Judge. Hooper currently serves on the executive committee of Ozark Opportunity, White River Planning and Development District board and the Solid Waste board through White River Planning. He is also an active member of the County Judge’s Association. A […]