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Death of 4-year-old Ruled Homicide

Death of 4-year-old Ruled Homicide

UPDATE from Dec. 7 issue: The Nov. 19 death of 4-year-old Skylar Shellstrom has been ruled a homicide following an autopsy report listing the cause of death as blunt force trauma, ...

Family Care Fair

Family Care Fair

Representatives from Ozarka College's nursing program conduct blood sugar tests at the 20th annual Family Care Fair held Nov. 19 at Mountain View Senior Center. Various other healt ...

Highway 5 Bridge Opened

Highway 5 Bridge Opened

Personnel from Atlas Asphalt work Nov. 21 to pave the final lane to connect the new bridge across Raccoon Creek with Highway 5 South. The bridge opened to its first traffic Nov. 19 ...

Wreck Injures Two

Wreck Injures Two

Both drivers were airlifted from the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 14 West Nov. 4. Sharon Price, 78, of Allison was driving the vehicle pictured westbound when it was stru ...

AJRA Finals Weekend

AJRA Finals Weekend

The Arkansas Junior Rodeo Association held its finals weekend with competitors including Lesley Jennings, pictured in the barrel racing event. See the Oct. 26, 2016 issue for a pho ...

General Election Voting Begins

General Election Voting Begins

Election worker Krissy Cross performs testing on Stone County voting machines prior to early voting starting Monday. See the Oct. 26, 2016 issue of the Leader for information about ...

Mountain View Cruises to 43-0 Win

Mountain View Cruises to 43-0 Win

Mountain View extended its winning streak to five games and remained unbeaten in conference play with a 43-0 win over the Green Forest Tigers Friday night at Homecoming. The Yellow ...

  • Death of 4-year-old Ruled Homicide

    UPDATE from Dec. 7 issue: The Nov. 19 death of 4-year-old Skylar Shellstrom has been ruled a homicide following an autopsy report listing the cause of more ...

  • Highway 5 Bridge Opened

    Personnel from Atlas Asphalt work Nov. 21 to pave the final lane to connect the new bridge across Raccoon Creek with Highway 5 South. The bridge opene more ...

  • 2016 General Election Results

    Unofficial tallies show Stacey Avey winning re-election as Stone County Judge and Lance Bonds being re-elected as sheriff without a run-off in the 201 more ...

  • Wreck Injures Two

    Both drivers were airlifted from the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 14 West Nov. 4. Sharon Price, 78, of Allison was driving the vehicle pictu more ...

  • General Election Voting Begins

    Election worker Krissy Cross performs testing on Stone County voting machines prior to early voting starting Monday. See the Oct. 26, 2016 issue of th more ...

  • Family Care Fair

    Representatives from Ozarka College's nursing program conduct blood sugar tests at the 20th annual Family Care Fair held Nov. 19 at Mountain View Seni more ...

  • Ozarka Fall Concert

    The Fall Concert at Ozarka College was well-attended. The annual concert benefits the Ozarka College Foundation. From the Sept. 28, 2016 issue. more ...

  • Stone County Fair

    Trine Elizabeth Spann, left, was crowned Miss Stone County during the Stone County Fair Pageant Saturday night. Josie Irvin was runner-up. See more pa more ...

  • Rainy Weather Impacts Motorcycle Event

    After a week of rainy weather and a gloomy forecast for Saturday, attendance at this year’s Mountains, Music & Motorcycles was down drastically from r more ...

  • Prayer Vigil Held

    A prayer vigil for law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel was held July 16 on the courthouse stage. See complete story in the July 20, 2016 i more ...

  • Agriculture Appreciation Day

    A large crowd participated in Agriculture Appreciation Day events Sept. 24 at the Stone County Fairgrounds. See photos and information on page 1B of t more ...

  • Controlling Armyworms

    Early scouting and proper timing of insecticide application are keys to controlling the armyworms that have infested pastures throughout much of the s more ...

  • Cattle Producers Battle Pink Eye

    Antibiotics, good fly control, and clearing of excess vegetation in pastures are recommended to combat the outbreak of pink eye affecting many local c more ...

  • Meadowcreek Undergoing Changes

    Changes taking place at Meadowcreek will result in upgrades to the infrastructure to enable hosting of educational programs and overnight guests, acco more ...

  • Farm Family of the Year

    Brian and Brandy Stoltze are honored as this year's Stone County Farm Family of the Year, with daughters Kayden, Kameryn and Kyleigh. See feature stor more ...

  • Test Scores Net District Awards

    Mountain View School District has received several awards based on 2015 test scores, according to Supt. Rowdy Ross. Each year, the Office for Educatio more ...

  • School District Approves $500 Staff Bonuses

    All Mountain View School District personnel will receive a $500 bonus in December, approved by the board at its Nov. 14 meeting. The bonuses will cost more ...

  • EAST Students Plan Projects

    Students in Mountain View’s EAST Initiative have adopted several projects that fit this year’s National Service Project theme of “Strengthening Founda more ...

  • School District Takes Entergy Incentives

    Energy Efficiency incentives from Entergy Arkansas are helping Mountain View School District save money by reducing the amount of electricity required more ...

  • 2017 Graduation Set May 13

    Mountain View’s 2017 seniors will graduate on campus next spring, with ceremonies at all three county schools set for Saturday, May 13. Times are as f more ...

  • AJRA Finals Weekend

    The Arkansas Junior Rodeo Association held its finals weekend with competitors including Lesley Jennings, pictured in the barrel racing event. See the more ...

  • Mountain View Cruises to 43-0 Win

    Mountain View extended its winning streak to five games and remained unbeaten in conference play with a 43-0 win over the Green Forest Tigers Friday n more ...

  • Yellowjackets Shut Out Melbourne

    Chris Konkler ran for 78 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries during Friday night's 14-0 win over Melbourne. See more in the Sept. 28, 2016 issue. more ...

  • 10-and-under Baseball

    Two teams in the 10-and-under baseball league faced off April 1. R.J. Baker scores for the Storm in a close play at home plate. From the April 6 issue more ...

  • AJRA Rodeo

    The Arkansas Junior Rodeo Association sponsored a rodeo in Mountain View March 26. See the March 30 issue for a photo page. more ...

  • Mixed Media Artist Berg New To Studio Tour

    Lane Berg, a teacher at Timbo School, is a mixed media artist participating for the first year in the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour set Sept. 16-18. more ...

  • Rawlings Joins Studio Tour

    Linda Rawlings retired to Stone County after 21 years of teaching art, 3-D design and photography. Her continuing photography work is inspired by the more ...

  • Sustainability Weekend

    Workshops in beekeeping and other practices were conducted May 13-14 during Sustainability Weekend at Tomahawk Creek Farm, sponsored by Arkansas Craft more ...

  • Arkansas Craft School Has Interim Director

    The Arkansas Craft School is emerging for spring with a new director and office location. Phyllis Haynes will serve as interim director while the boar more ...

  • Spann named State Parks Director

    Grady Spann of Mountain View has been named as the next director of Arkansas State Parks. He will replace Greg Butts, who will retire Dec. 31 after 42 more ...

New Puzzles/Comics Page

This week's issue includes several changes in content. A new page of puzzles and comics is now part of the newspaper's regular offerings. It appears on page 9B this week. We hope readers enjoy this new feature and we welcome any feedback. The advertisement for Mountain View Chevrolet has been moved from the b more ...

Batson Lands TNT Role

[caption id="attachment_2443" align="aligncenter" width="308"] LOS ANGELES - FEB 5: Bobby Batson at the 24th Annual MovieGuide Awards at the Universal Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA[/caption] Bobby Batson, 8-year-old actor, has secured his newest role as Dax Dash in TNT’s latest drama, “G more ...

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