School requires ID Check to Enter Student Areas

As part of a program to increase the safety of students and staff, West Side Schools began using a visitor management system Monday when students and staff returned from Spring Break. The new procedure will require all district vendors, substitute teachers, volunteers, and visitors — including parents — to present a valid, state-issued ID, such […]

On Patrol March Update

Numerous complaints have come in to our department over disputes between neighbors or family members. It is nearly impossible to figure who did or said what to whom without physical evidence or witnesses. In the state of Arkansas you can legally record a conversation as long as one of the parties involved is aware of […]

Girls and Boys State

These four Shirley High School Juniors will represent the Shirley/Fairfield Bay area this summer at American Legion Boys State and Girls State. Post 333 of the Fairfield Bay American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary sponsor the students for the week long seminars intended to increase the students’ understanding of how democracy works in state […]

IRV News

We are all very busy working in the flower beds and the raised garden beds. Synthia and some of the Assisted Living residents worked all day on the park area on the south side of IRV. They weeded and put mulch down, it really brightened up the park. We have also installed new cereal dipensers […]

Tour For Life Yields Adoptions

It was an AMAZING day! 5 adoptions!!! Staff was tired and the remaining Shelter dogs were exhausted but we all had a blast!!! FFB ACO was on hand as well to help us curtail any “meet and greets” that may have gone awry. It also gave our ACO a chance to meet with VBC ACO […]

Obituary: Charles B. Owens Jr. “Toppy”

Psalm 116:15 reads, “How precious to the Lord is the death of His saints.” Family and friends are concentrating on the Lord having one of His saints as they grieve over the loss of their dear father, son, brother, grandfather — affectionately called Partner — uncle, cousin, and friend. On April 17, Charles B. Owens, […]

2016 Style Show a Success

The Xi Gamma Kappa sorority held their 23rd Annual Spring Fashion Gala at the St. Francis Parish Hall on April 8. The success of this popular event makes it possible for the sorority to make donations to several local and regional charities. Chapter members will choose the recipients at their next meeting. After 150 plus […]

Red River Boating Center Announces Expansion to North Shore

Red River Boating Center of Heber Springs is expanding with the opening of a new satellite location at the Fairfield Bay Marina on the North Shore of Greers Ferry Lake. Red River Boating Center has been family owned and operated in Heber Springs since 1960. Thier mission has been and always will be to provide […]

Area Students Learn About Child Safety

The Child Development/Parenting Classes at our county high schools (Clinton, South Side, and Shirley) this past week had a guest speaker, Charles Maxwell , of Children’s Hospital . He discussed the aspects of Child Car Seat Safety and the correct way to install a car seat. The important issues he stressed were when to switch […]

Miss Mona Goes To The Capitol (Another “Driving Miss Mona Story”)

For part of her 90th birthday gift friends gave Mona Arnold a “Day at the Capitol.” This, because she mentioned that she had never been inside the Arkansas Capitol building. So, on March 18, 2016, three of us went to Little Rock, stopping first at the Republican Headquarters, to which Mona had also never been. […]