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Alfred or Junior?

Alfred or Junior?

By Lori Freeze You may know my dad as a Forest Service employee, from his years running a flea market, or as that fella who treks uptown nearly every day using a walker to lessen t ...

Fourth of July Celebration

Fourth of July Celebration

See the July 11, 2018 issue for photos from July 4th celebrations in Mountain View (above) and Fox. ...

Bison Farm Established

Bison Farm Established

A herd of bison grazes contentedly in a field along creekbottom land in western Stone County, seemingly at home in an area that is relatively new to them but historically may have ...

Paul Miller Turns 102

Paul Miller Turns 102

By Judy Bishop Mountain View resident Paul E. Miller, soon to have his 102nd birthday, recently talked about his long and active life. Surrounded by his books and papers, his white ...

Fourth of July Week Schedule

Fourth of July Week Schedule

See the June 30, 2018 issue for a full schedule of Fourth of July festivities from this Saturday to next! ...

Rider is Youngest Master Plumber

Rider is Youngest Master Plumber

By Lana Mason At only 20 years old, Brady Rider is the youngest person in Arkansas to complete the plumber apprenticeship program and earn his master plumbers license. While still ...

Wilsons Named Farm Family of the Year

Wilsons Named Farm Family of the Year

Receiving the Farm Family of the Year honor has a bittersweet aspect for the Olen Wilson family of Timbo. With Olen and Elma Wilson not only farming but with him having taught agri ...

  • Fourth of July Celebration

    See the July 11, 2018 issue for photos from July 4th celebrations in Mountain View (above) and Fox. more ...

  • Fishing Derby

    Participants line the bank of Mirror Lake at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Saturday during the annual Fishing Derby held each year during Free Fis more ...

  • Mountain View Iris Festival

    Organizers of the first Mountain View Iris Festival this weekend have planned a slate of activities focusing on the classic blooms along with live mus more ...

  • Arkansas Folk Festival

    The 56th Annual Arkansas Folk Festival benefitted from generally good weather for the traditional celebration of music and crafts. Activities started more ...

  • Bluegrass Festival Begins Thursday

    Bluegrass musicians and enthusiasts will gather in Mountain View this weekend for the 16th Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival. Produced by the Mountain more ...

  • Bison Farm Established

    A herd of bison grazes contentedly in a field along creekbottom land in western Stone County, seemingly at home in an area that is relatively new to t more ...

  • Rider is Youngest Master Plumber

    By Lana Mason At only 20 years old, Brady Rider is the youngest person in Arkansas to complete the plumber apprenticeship program and earn his master more ...

  • Freezing Temps Concern For Crops

    Late-season cold snaps frustrate residents who are eager for spring weather, but they have financial implications for local crop producers. Certain cr more ...

  • Mountain View Eye Care Relocates

    Mountain View Eye Care has relocated to its new facility at Case Commons Drive just off Highway 14 East. Among other features in the expanded space, t more ...

  • County Receives $1 Million Grant

    Stone County Judge Stacey Avey received word Monday that the county has been approved for a $1 million grant to help construct an 18,000-square-foot b more ...

  • Blackwell Retires

    Annette Blackwell, who is retiring from teaching this year, got a somewhat late start on her career, and it would not have been possible without the s more ...

  • Branscum Retires After 41 Years

    ‘Mr. B, why do you have to retire? I don’t want to come back to school if you’re not here,’ a kindergarten student recently said to Scott Branscum aft more ...

  • Barbara Dearien Retires

    Barbara Dearien, a teacher’s aide at Mountain View School since 1966, was honored at a retirement reception Friday, with teachers both current and ret more ...

  • Class of 2018

    See the May 16, 2018 issue for photos from commencement ceremonies for Mountain View, Rural Special and Timbo graduates. more ...

  • Schools Get Positive Marks

    Supt. Rowdy Ross had good news for the board at its April 9 meeting, including a clean accreditation report and an especially strong showing on the Ar more ...

  • New Soccer Field Dedicated

    State Sen. Missy Irvin spearheaded a dedication event for the new soccer field at the Stone County Recreation Center May 24. See information in the Ma more ...

  • Youth Baseball Begins

    Youth baseball teams started action the week of April 8 with games at the Stone County Recreation Center. April 12 coach-pitch games saw matchups of t more ...

  • State Finals

    See the March 14, 2018 issue for coverage of the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets in the 3A basketball state finals, including game story, photo page more ...

  • Lady Yellowjackets Vie For State Title

    The Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets won the 3A Region 3 Championship at Melbourne Feb. 24 and have advanced to the title game in the 3A State Tournam more ...

  • Shirl Williams In 61st Year As Referee

    Just how long has he been a ref, anyway? It’s a question uttered at many a high school basketball game when Shirl Williams takes the floor with a whis more ...

Protect Children from Dehydration

By Karen Cassidy, MD, Market Medical Director of UnitedHealthcare of Arkansas The Arkansas summer is in full swing and kids are playing outside as the temperatures rise, increasing their risk of dehydration. Dr. Karen Cassidy, Medical Director for UnitedHealthcare of Arkansas, says hydration is particularly i more ...

Alfred or Junior?

By Lori Freeze You may know my dad as a Forest Service employee, from his years running a flea market, or as that fella who treks uptown nearly every day using a walker to lessen the danger of falling. Fellow federal employees know him as Alfred Webb, but to many friends and family members he will always be “ more ...

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