Final Date to Enroll in the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace Nears

(January 17, 2017) Little Rock, AR—It is tax season, and for many Arkansans the final date to enroll (January 31) in the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace to avoid a tax penalty is drawing close. Although nearly 400,000 Arkansans have gained coverage either through the state’s Health Care Independence Program or tax credits through the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace, […]

Shirley Man Arrested on Burglery Charges

On January 11th, 2017, Deputies responded to a Residential Burglary on Carlton Lane in Shirley. When deputies arrived at the incident location, they witnessed a suspect on a red 4-wheeler leaving into the woods. Deputies located the 4-wheeler at a residence on Berryfield Lane, and the suspect fitting the description on the person on the […]

OEM Invites You to Open House

The Office of Emergency Management invites all Fairfield Bay residents to an open house and fund-raiser on Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please join us at the Greenwood Building, (corner of Hwy 330 and Greenwood, next to firestation #2… near the marina), to see what the OEM team is doing to help […]

Full Speed Ahead at Recreation

We are beginning a new and exciting year for recreation. Our new manager is Cassie Lopez and this year under her direction you will see many improvements here in beautiful Fairfield Bay. Many of our facilities are getting “spruced up” for the new year. You will begin to see improvements most everywhere here in Fairfield […]

FREE AARP Tax-Aid Program in Fairfield Bay

The AARP Tax-aide Program will begin February 7 at the Fairfield Bay Senior Center. This program provides free assistance in preparing and filing federal and state income tax returns. It is available to all taxpayers in the community regardless of age or income. It is available by appointment only through April 15. All tax assistance […]

Cleveland man arrested for possession illegal drugs

On January 16th, 2017, Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, during a traffic stop found 20 year old Bailey Collins of Cleveland to be in possession illegal drug and alcohol. Collins is being charged with misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and misdemeanor Minor in Possession of […]

Shirley man arrested on possesssion of drugs and Shirley women arrested for pulbic intoxication and criminal trespass..

   On January 16th, 2017, Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a disturbance on Burnt Ridge Rd in Shirley. After arriving they located a male and female subject in the yard in front of a stuck truck. The subjects was identified as 45 year old Brian David Hardaway of Shirley and […]

January VBC Master Gardener Update

New VBC Master Gardeners (from left) Jim Morris, Jill Bailey, Edie Calaway, April Keeling. Not pictured is Linda Lewis. by Cynthia Lacken Master Gardener VBC Master Gardeners met on January 9 for our monthly meeting and to officially recognize the class of 2016; April Keeling, Edie Calaway, Jim Morris, Jill Bailey and Linda Lewis (who […]

Ozarka College Offering Yoga with Om & Chanting

Hindus have welcomed Ozarka College of Arkansas, a public community college, for offering a “Hatha Yoga” course including “Oms and chanting”, pranayama and meditation. According to Oxford Dictionary of Hinduism, Hatha-Yoga (yoga of force) is a “form of yogic practice designed to bring about liberation and immortality in this life, through the purification and manipulation […]

Obituary: Christopher Whiting

Christopher Whiting, 49, son of Linda Ritchie and step-son of Dale Ritchie of Fairfield Bay, ended his life December 9, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he graduated from Hudson, Wisconsin High School and entered the Naval Reserve, completing his basic at Superior Naval Base in Chicago. His employment was IT support. […]