Events at the Conference Center

Winter Hours for January, February & March 9 am. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday Meet and Greet On Friday, February 11, the Van Buren County Candidates for political office in the 2016 election will be at the Conference Center to meet and greet the public. The hours for this event are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

VBC Fair Scholarship Applicants Now Being Accepted

The Van Buren County Fair will award two scholarships in 2016. One Creative Arts Scholarship and one Livestock Scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors from the county fair area. Applications are Due March 1,2016. Criteria: Applicants must be a graduating senior from the Van Buren County Fair area (Clinton, Shirley, and Southside Schools) planning […]

Pancake Supper Fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop #401 Fairfield Bay/Shirley welcomes you to the Annual Fundraiser at The Fairfield Bay Lions Den, February 6. Pancakes will be served 5-7 p.m. Donation is $6 The cost of summer camp and equipment has gone up. Please come and support the boys.

Fire Department Hold Annual Banquet

Pictured above is Fire Chief Leo Brandmeyer presenting Captain Collar Brass to Steven Vicknair and Eric Ekhoff. Congratulations! On Saturday, January 9, the Fairfield Bay Volunteer Fire Department held their Annual Appreciation Banquet at the Conference Center. Recognition was given to those that have served (42 members in one capacity or another) in multiple years […]

Patriotic Citizens Award

Deb Lutz Americanism Chairperson I spent some time wandering around town, to different areas, checking out who always had their American Flag on display. And while some display many flags in their yards such as the American flag of our country, the State flag of Arkansas or the MIA/POW flag, they all mean something to […]

January is Literacy Month

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has declared January to be “Literacy Month” in Arkansas. His proclamation brings attention to the little known fact that even in the 21st century, there is still a problem with illiteracy in the United States. There are about 32 million Americans who cannot read at all or read only on the first […]

City Passes 7 Day Enforcement Ordinance

The Fairfield Bay City Council met on Monday, January 11, 2016 with all members present. During the meeting, concerns were raised regarding exterior appearances of personal property throughout the Bay by several residents. City Council members passed unanimously the first Ordnance of the new year, 2016-01, that will accelerate the issuance of a citation to […]

Memories From the 1982 Flood

Just about this time of year…December 1982, tornadoes, torrential rains and flooding were wreaking havoc in our area. Resembling a waterfall, Lynn Creek swelled to an unprecedented flow pumping millions of gallons of water over the roadway. A large section of the roadway was washed away by the waters and the remaining portion was undercut […]

Ministry is a Community Effort

There are countless concepts when it comes to ministry. There are various avenues for outreach. But perhaps the most important avenue is the one found in your own backyard, and the most necessary concept is partnership. To the benefit of many students in Fairfield Bay and Shirley, local churches, organizations, and individuals are partnering with […]

Shop with a Cop Raffle Winners

Rick Ward of Fairfield Bay, along side of Sheriff Scott Bradley, was winner of the 48 in Sony TV donated by Wal-Mart.   Donna Moore of Bee Branch was the winner of the AR-15 donated by Pistol’s Gun and Pawn. Pictured is Sheriff Scott Bradley, Donna Moore and Jeff Pistol. Ken Wyatt of Shirley was […]