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We Bury

Adult Fiction: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens When The Sky is Blue by Susan Meissner Vivian Apple At The End of The World by Katie Coyle Miracle in A Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler Blood Infernal […]

Obituary: Elva Faye Raaum

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Elva Faye Raaum, 83, of Fairfield Bay, AR, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015. She was born September 26, 1931 in Oldham, SD to the late Fred Morehead and Viola Bauchman Morehead. Elva was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Clifford Raaum and one brother, Allen Morehead. Elva was employed as […]

Obituary: Irving Elmer Ahlquist


Irving Elmer Ahlquist of Fairfield Bay, AR, died of natural causes on 7 January 2015, four days before his 98th birthday. Irv was born on 11 January 1917 in Mora, MN, to John Elmer Ahlquist and Mae Hillman Ahlquist. He graduated from Mora High School at age 16 and from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. […]

Hail & Farewell Celebration

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Buddy and Linda Pledger…have been splitting their time between Fairfield Bay and North Little Rock (where he is a family physician and she is a Professor Emeritus at UALR)  since the early 80’s. Buddy’s pottery has been sold to benefit charities such as Carti and Hearts and Hooves. Linda learned the art of making fused glass through the Arkansas Arts Center […]

Boozman Announces VBC Mobile Office

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U.S. Senator John Boozman announced today that members of his staff will host a mobile office event in Fairfield Bay. Boozman’s staff will be available at the walk-in event to help Arkansans who are having problems involving the federal government and to hear their thoughts about legislative issues. The Mobile Office will be on Wednesday, […]

John 3:16 Faith House Dedication

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The John 3:16 Ministry Faith House for Van Buren and Cleburne County men held a dedication ceremony on Sunday, January 25, 2015. The multi-purpose room at the ministry in Charlotte, Arkansas, holds 600 people and around 500 attended the Faith House dedication ceremony. During the ceremony 4 young men graduated. The Faith House currently has […]

On Patrol by Chris Waring

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The New Year is upon us and On Patrol is back. I will be publishing a monthly report on what’s happening in your police department. I would love to get feedback, whether it be good or bad and I will answer any questions you have. January had the following calls, 7 domestic disturbance, 3 general […]

Weekend special/Valentine and Mardi Gras Revised

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he weekend fast approaches. However, before we get there we have Wednesday Night Special. This week’s Wednesday night is PIZZA night. Saturday is Valentine’s Day, which we are celebrating Friday and Saturday night with a special menu. Your choices of entrée’s are Beef Wellington ($25.00++), Chicken Cordon Bleu($14.00++) or Walleye with mango salsa($21.00++), green bean […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Reptarian State of the Union Address Benedict A. Smedley, the outspoken opinionated geezer who holds court here in the Bay, bought some air time on KFFB last week to present his party’s annual State of the Union Address, in response to you-know-whose speechifying last January 26th. Smedley is the self-appointed leader of the “fast rising […]