Celtic in the Caverns


Celtic Breeze Band and the U.S. Forest Service invite you to attend “Celtic in the Caverns,” a concert featuring Scottish and Irish music played from one of the worlds most impressive natural stages – the Great Cathedral Room at Blanchard Springs Caverns, just north of Mountain View, Arkansas. Show times are Saturday, March 15 at […]

Wildlife Expo


Cornerstone Ministries Outreach announces an all day family event at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 29. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. with admission for adults $15, kids under 10 free. Call 501-757-1306 to inquire about where to get $10 advance tickets. Some of the events are: •Bow Shoot •Big Buck Contest •Wild […]

Faye’s Diamond Mine TV Give-a-way

Faye's TV Giveaway

TV Give-a-way…the staff at Faye’s Diamond were excited to give away a flatscreen TV to a great local couple, Bernard and Karen Warner of Damascus, who came in to do some anniversary shopping. It’s the most recent among several given away in the past few weeks. Here we are loading the TV just in time for […]

Ice/Snow Event Information

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This past week the Bay was hit by Winter Storm Cleon.  This storm deposited a quarter of an inch of ice which was covered by 4-5 inches of sleet followed by a dappling of snow.  As the sun came out the snow and sleet and ice all melded together and refroze. Our Public Works crews […]

Outstanding Ag-In-The-Classroom Teacher


Lori Rooney, a family and consumer science teacher at South Side Bee Branch High School in Van Buren County, was honored as the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2013 Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher. Rooney was recognized during a special ceremony at the organization’s 79th Annual Convention at the Marriott Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in […]

ExxonMobile Hold First Fishing Outing In The Bay

ExxonMobile Fish

The first of an annual Exxon Mobile customer outing was held in Fairfield Bay on November 14. and 15. Hosted by Exxon Mobile Rep Jeff Larson of the Bay. Pizza and drinks was enjoyed by all attending at the Dock of the Bay Wednesday evening. A guided fishing trip was held Thursday morning with guides […]

Patriotic Audio Essay


The VFW is proud to sponsor the 2013-14 Voice of Democracy Competition with a $30,000 Grand Prize Scholarship. The theme this year is “Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future.” WHAT IS THE VOICE OF DEMOCRACY PROGRAM? Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each […]

Annual “Almost Famous” Bean Supper


The Holiday Hills United Methodist Women have been busy preparing for their 25th annual “Almost Famous” Bean Supper to benefit the “Feed The Hungry” program. This UMW group has been faithfully committed to supporting the “Feed The Hungry” service project for the past 8 years. Many families have benefited from the food that has been […]

Lots Of Volunteers Create A Successful County Fair

Farm Bureau

VBC Farm Bureau volunteers and a FCCLA teacher & students having fun at the Kiddie Barnyard at the Van Buren County Fair. During Thursday and Friday, over 500 students came on field trips and they learned first hand about doing chores on a farm. (Gathering eggs, digging for potatoes, exercising the horse, milking the cow, […]

Courthouse Beautification


Janet Carson, Extension Horticulture Specialist, Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper, Bobbye Bennett, County Clerk and Master Gardeners Steve Smith, Eleanor Hilsenrath, Beverly Stencil, Dianne Percefull, Barbara Kottler and Marolyn Reck met at the Historical Van Buren County Courthouse in Clinton to discuss a new landscaping plan for the Courthouse grounds. Judge Hooper asked Janet […]