Biodiversity of Streams and the Little Red River


The Little red Audubon Society will host speaker, Jeff Quinn, a Stream and River Fisheries Biologist, with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Jeff will discuss the biodiversity of stream fishes in Arkansas and the Little Red River. The South Fork of the Little REd River is home to at least 42 species of fish. […]

Community Education Center Offering New Class

Cement Cloth

The Community Education Center will be offering for the first time a class on making Cement Planters. Master Gardener, Barb Foster, is teaching this class. What is making this class unique for the Education Center is that it is being held at the “Grass Roots” Cabin in Ed Leamon Park. It will be a two […]

4th Annual Fund Raiser for the Education Center

Tiolet Game

Can’t believe the“Cheeseburger in Paradise” fund raiser, is only two weeks away. So, come join the fun. This year, we will be giving a $75 gift card from the Walmart in Clinton as the grand prize for the “Craziest and Most Outlandish” beach attire. So, get into the fun and wacky good time as we […]

Obituary: (Happy) Jack Burbridge

Jack Burbridge

Jack Allan Burbridge, 77, of Shirley, passed away May 16, 2015. He was born October 29, 1937 to Vern E. and Catherine Bailey Burbridge in Niles, Michigan. Jack was a member of Grace Church, loved motorcycles and his number one purpose in life was seeing souls saved. Jack was known as “Happy Jack” Burbridge and […]

Obituary: Richard L. Cahill

R. Cahill

Richard L. Cahill, the son of Emer Louis Cahill and Florence M. Douglas Cahill, was born in Clarinda, Iowa on May 29, 1939 and passed away on May 15, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Richard worked 28 years at Hy-Vee Food Stores, 18 years at Bankers Life and Casualty Company and 17 years […]

Internationally Known Artist, Sheila Parsons Exhibit At Conference Center

Sheila_ Parsons

Sheila Parsons, MSW has been a professional artist and workshop instructor since 1976. She received her master’s degree in art from the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York and has studied since then with some of the greats in the watercolor field. She has been an assistant to Milford Zornes on over 30 watercolor workshops […]

Annual Shred Event


It’s almost free! Just bring a “canned” good of any kind to fill a food box for the Shirley Food Bank and your personal papers will be safely shredded for you. Mark your calendar for Monday, May 18 from 3 – 4 p.m. The truck will be in the Fairfield Bay Mall parking lot near […]

21st Annual Lucky Ducky Regatta


It is time to adopt your duck for the Annual Lucky Ducky Regatta. It will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 during the Shirley Homecoming Celebration. Ducks are now available for adoption for $5 each or 5 for $20 at the local banks – First Service Bank in Shirley, Regions Bank, Simmons First National […]

Thank You Fairfield Bay

Marge Wright

Marge Wright, representing the VFW Ladies Auxiliary at Post 4513, Fairfield Bay was presented a beautiful plaque on May 1. A banquet at Sherwood Forest honored the volunteers who work at Towbin Fort Roots V.A. in North Little Rock. It was sponsored by the volunteer office at Fort Roots. The plaque presented to the VFW […]

Zeta Sigma Gives To Community


Zeta Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi annually makes donations to deserving organizations. The picture represents $50 checks presented to six organizations. From left to right are Mary Phillips, Care Caps Director; Alice Chambers, Fairfield Bay Library Director; Sharon Luxon, President of Zeta Sigma Sorority; Linda Ritchie, President of the Animal Protection League; Joyce Dobbs […]