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Veterans Appreciation

Veterans Appreciation

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice and U.S. Army Col (retired) Josephine Hart delivered the keynote address at the annual Stone Bank Veteran Appreciation Day program Nov. 9. See photos ...

Accident on Highway 5 North

Accident on Highway 5 North

This 2000 Ford Expedition collided with the 18-wheeler hauling lumber (in background) on Highway 5 North Nov. 5 just after 1 p.m. The SUV was driven by Roland Powell, 41, of Marcel ...

Bean Fest

Bean Fest

Photo courtesy of Cindi Porterfield See the Oct. 31, 2018 issue for photos and story from the 36th Annual Arkansas Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Race. ...

Paws For The Cause

Paws For The Cause

Paws for the Cause, an annual fundraiser benefitting Stone County Humane Society, took place Oct. 20 at Centennial Bank Park. See the Oct. 24 issue for names of contest winners and ...

Agriculture Appreciation Day

Agriculture Appreciation Day

Booths set up for Agriculture Appreciation Day on Oct. 6 offered information, give-aways and games for youngsters. See the Oct. 10, 2018 issue for a photo page from the event. ...

Staying Active With Disc Dogs

Staying Active With Disc Dogs

Nearly 20 years ago, Lee Fairchild found a way to combine his love for dogs with his competitive streak through participation in disc dog events such as the series presented by the ...

Junior ‘Jackets Extend Winning Streak

Junior ‘Jackets Extend Winning Streak

Mountain View junior high quarterback Elijah Carlton runs the ball during the Rose Bud game Sept. 27. Mountain View extended its winning streak to four games with a 32-28 victory. ...

  • Veterans Appreciation

    Arkansas Supreme Court Justice and U.S. Army Col (retired) Josephine Hart delivered the keynote address at the annual Stone Bank Veteran Appreciation more ...

  • Bean Fest

    Photo courtesy of Cindi Porterfield See the Oct. 31, 2018 issue for photos and story from the 36th Annual Arkansas Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse more ...

  • Paws For The Cause

    Paws for the Cause, an annual fundraiser benefitting Stone County Humane Society, took place Oct. 20 at Centennial Bank Park. See the Oct. 24 issue fo more ...

  • Agriculture Appreciation Day

    Booths set up for Agriculture Appreciation Day on Oct. 6 offered information, give-aways and games for youngsters. See the Oct. 10, 2018 issue for a p more ...

  • Stone County Fair

    See the Sept. 19 issue for two photos pages from the Stone County Fair, held Sept. 10-15. Lists of winners will be in an upcoming issue. 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 ...

  • First Day of School

    A young student gives goodbye hugs at the start of the first day of school at Mountain View. Kindergarten students are featured in photos in the Aug. 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 ...

  • Junior ‘Jackets Extend Winning Streak

    Mountain View junior high quarterback Elijah Carlton runs the ball during the Rose Bud game Sept. 27. Mountain View extended its winning streak to fou 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 ...

  • Artist Creates Unique Style

    Applying the precise style of a professional graphic artist to an ancient painting technique more associated with abstract designs, La’Nelle Gambrell more ...

  • Artist Enjoys Painting Natural Objects

    A longtime visitor and now resident of Mountain View, Louisiana native Glenda Tooke is one of the new additions to this fall’s Off the Beaten Path Stu more ...

  • 1973 Sandage Song Gets Widespread Play

    “It’s a bright spot for me,” Charley Sandage said about a song he wrote being recorded recently on the album The Story We Tell by the bluegrass band J more ...

  • Fun Rocks ~ Creative Hobby Continues

    Above, Kathleen Torres and Amanda Lewis paint rocks in Washington Street Park. Taylar Sherrill was looking for something fun for her family to enjoy o more ...

  • Flamepainting On Copper

    The combination of artistic creativity and a compulsive nature led Skip Mathews to create what is virtually his own art form. A coppersmith for 52 yea 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 ...

Staying Active With Disc Dogs

Nearly 20 years ago, Lee Fairchild found a way to combine his love for dogs with his competitive streak through participation in disc dog events such as the series presented by the Skyhoundz organization. Training, practicing and competing with his dogs in flying discs events has proved a good means of stayin more ...

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