Watch for Different Risk Levels of “Muni” Bonds


Are you thinking of investing in municipal bonds? If so, you may have good reason, particularly if you are in one of the higher tax brackets. After all, municipal bond interest payments typically are exempt from federal income taxes, and possibly state and local income taxes, too — although some “munis” are subject to the […]

Free Yourself from Cycle of Emotional Investing


In many areas of your life, you’re probably aware that it’s useful to keep emotions out of your decision-making — and that’s certainly the case with investing. However, it can be difficult to keep your feelings from influencing your investment decisions. But you may find it easier to invest with your head, rather than your […]

Ozark Health News

Brooke ARSaves FOY1

(L to R): Carla Roberts, RN; Edna Prosser, RN; Brooke Keith, RN; Carla Slayton, RN; Michelle Reeves, RN; and Kim Hall, RN, all of Ozark Health Medical Center, showed their support for Brooke Keith at the 2014 ARSaves Educational Conference where she was awarded ‘Facilitator of the Year.’ Arkansas is striving, thru the utilization of […]

United States Senator Mark Pryor to visit Fairfield Bay

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United States Senator Mark Pryor is visiting the Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center on Saturday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. to see our finished product. At 10 a.m., he will lead a procession to the Lynn Creek crossing on West Cliff Drive and officially cut the ribbon to open the road. As you are […]

FEMA Public Assistance Expanded to 11 Counties


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today has expanded federal disaster aid to 11 Arkansas counties. This action makes Clay, Cleburne, Faulkner, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and White counties eligible for reimbursement for a portion of their expenses due to the April 27 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Public entities and certain […]

Local Companies Join Forces To Bring Quality To Residents

Window Depot USA and the Brandmeyer Company, both of Fairfield Bay, have joined forces to bring a quality product and quality installation service to their customers. Window Depot USA was founded in 2003 & grew into 54 franchise offices in 30 states and the Fairfield Bay office opened in 2008. Owner, Jim Venable said his […]

What Do New Investors Really Need to Know?


If you’re starting out as an investor, you might be feeling overwhelmed. After all, it seems like there’s just so much to know. How can you get enough of a handle on basic investment concepts so that you’re comfortable in making well-informed choices? Actually, you can get a good grip on the investment process by […]

Honor Bestowed On Local Businessman

Toppy Owens of Central Ozark Insurance was honored in Branson, Missouri on April 26, 2014 by Cameron Insurance Companies’ President and CEO Gary Myers at its annual President’s Award Banquet in Branson, Missouri. The event is held in honor of an elite number of independent insurance agencies that have qualified for the highest achievement with […]

Use of Food Stamps Rises in Van Buren County


By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema The use of food stamps in Van Buren County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. The proportion of Van Buren County residents receiving food stamps hit […]

Avoid Problems by Updating Beneficiary Designations


Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. And it’s just as important to regularly review your plans with your tax, legal and financial professionals in case any changes are needed. For instance, […]