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An Angelic Idea at West Side

Pictured are (from left) Logan Perkins, Whitney Hickey, Art teacher, Brittany Madalone, Jacob Bles, and Welding Instructor, Randy Carr showing the EAST at West Side prototype of one of the many angels to be adopted and placed in the outfield in memory or support for the upcoming Christmas in Greers Ferry project. Mr. Carr’s welding […]

Community Education Center Upcoming Courses

Wednesday, August 3, 1:15pm-2:15pm Sterling Scholars Presentation – ASTRONOMY IN THE OZARKS with Dr. Debra Burris, PhD Astrophysics FREE ($10 donation suggested) Kitchen astronomy! No special tools required. Navigate the night sky without needing telescope and learn how to identify the seasonal patterns from our vantage point in the Ozarks as we move through the […]

Alzheimer Awareness Class

The Fairfield Bay Community Education Center (130 Village Lane, Suite 5E) is hosting this FREE ALZHEIMER’s AWARENESS series RSVP 501-884-4440 Class limited to 20 Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association Programs with Tammy Smith Thursdays 1 – 2 p.m. June 30 – Know the 10 Signs July 14 – Dementia Conversations July 21 – Healthy Living for Your […]

Shirley Students Qualify for Arkansas Challenge Scholarship

Pictured above are members of the Class of 2016 of Shirley High School who qualified for the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship . This year’s’ class had only 26 graduates and half of those made a 19 or better on the ACT ( American College Test) that gauges readiness for college. The Challenge provides $1,000 for freshman […]

Cleburne County Master Gardeners Visit West Side

The Master Gardeners visited West Side Elementary to work with the fifth and sixth grade students. The students enjoyed the activities and learned a lot about the process of entering our county fair in the fall and about creating and decorating their own stepping stones.   Fifth grade students were given information on how to […]

Shirley Student Wins Scholarship

Pictured above, is Peyton Loeschner, a 2016 graduate of Shirley High School, being presented the Van Buren County Fair Creative Arts Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 on Friday, May 13 at the Seniors Awards Ceremony. Pictured with Peyton Loeschner are Corrine Weatherly and Alice Chambers from the VBC County Fair Association. Peyton is 17 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shirley Drama Club is Off the Save the Wizard

The Shirley High School Drama Club’s new play for this year is “We’re Off to Save the Wizard.” Dorthy returns in their sequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” with a new copper friend named Tick Tok to help save the Wizard who has been kidnapped by Ruggedo, the evil Gnome King. The drama club, consisting […]

Fairfield Bay Community Education Center

by Dr. Catherine Swift The Education Center offers a wide variety of educational classes, workshops, and lectures for the benefit of the Fairfield Bay community and the surrounding areas. The weekly class schedule is posted in the Fairfield Bay newspaper and distributed to many local publications and radio stations, in addition to being posted on […]