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Artists Join Studio Tour

Artists Join Studio Tour

Mahdee and Peggy Raiees-Dana create furniture and home decor using wood mosaic, concrete and other materials. They are joining this year's Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour. See the ...

First Day of School

First Day of School

A Mountain View kindergarten student seems uncertain on the first day of class. See more photos from around the county in the Aug. 20 issue. ...

Motorcycle Event

Motorcycle Event

Mountains, Music & Motorcycles took place Aug. 14-17. See photos and winners list in the Aug. 20 issue. ...

Billie Burnett honored

Billie Burnett honored

Billie Burnett of Mountain View was inducted into the Senior Arkansans Hall of Fame this year, and she received her plaque Aug. 8 during the 35th Anniversary Celebration at White R ...

Lloyds join Studio Tour

Lloyds join Studio Tour

While they produce very different items in their his-and-hers studios, Liz and Lewie Lloyd share a love of beautiful woods that they incorporate into art forms – knives, wooden bow ...

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop

Instructor Joe Jewell helps Doris Reed hammer out the melody of an old hymn during the Hammered Dulcimer Workshop at the Ozark Folk Center Aug. 1. From the Aug. 6 issue. ...

White River Canoe Race

White River Canoe Race

Racers take off from Sylamore for the final leg of the 48th National White River Canoe Race that involved Venture Scouts racing 120 miles over three days, ending at Batesville. Pho ...

  • Head-on Crash Injures Four

    Emergency responders work to free Mary Thomas from the car at right while bystanders help hold the car steady. Pauline Via was trapped in the white ca more ...

  • Head-On Collision

    Four people were injured in this two-vehicle accident on Sylamore Road June 6. Two other accidents were also reported in the June 11 issue. more ...

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

    At least one local biking enthusiast is assisting in development of a statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan. Sage Holland hosted a meeting May 29 to d more ...

  • Election Results

    Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds won the Democratic nomination for that office over two challengers, and Angie Hudspeth-Wade won the nomination for St more ...

  • Turner Jury Deadlocked

    A second Stone County jury was unable to reach a verdict in the retrial of Lewis Wayne Turner and Rickey Turner last week in circuit court. The father more ...

  • Motorcycle Event

    Mountains, Music & Motorcycles took place Aug. 14-17. See photos and winners list in the Aug. 20 issue. more ...

  • White River Canoe Race

    Racers take off from Sylamore for the final leg of the 48th National White River Canoe Race that involved Venture Scouts racing 120 miles over three d more ...

  • July 4th Celebration Spans Four Days

    The Fourth of July celebration in Stone County spanned four days and the holiday coincided with cool, dry weather that increased enjoyment for a varie more ...

  • World Championship Fast Draw

    The World Fast Draw Association held its World Index Championship in Mountain View June 21-22, drawing 34 competitors from nine states and Canada. Don more ...

  • Fox Fun Fest

    Activities at Fox Fun Fest Saturday included a parade, co-ed softball, turtle races, and more. See our photo page in the June 4 issue. more ...

  • Distinguished Citizens Named

    Don and Suzie Mellon were chosen as Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizens for 2014. They are featured in the April 9 issue, an more ...

  • Business Fire

    A fire in the body shop at Altman Motor Company is believed to have started around the flue in the attic. The fire broke out just before 11 a.m. monda more ...

  • Pellet Mill Update

    The public got an update on the local pellet factory operated by Fiber Energy Products during a public hearing last week regarding a grant for the fac more ...

  • Townsend Appointed SCMC Administrator

    Stanley A. Townsend of Mountain View was appointed administrator of Stone County Medical Center effective Oct. 1. See the full story in the Oct. 9 iss more ...

  • Hay Abundant After Mild Summer

    After weathering one of the hardest summers in recent memory during 2012, Stone County farmers definitely got a break this year. In fact, it was a bet more ...

  • First Day of School

    A Mountain View kindergarten student seems uncertain on the first day of class. See more photos from around the county in the Aug. 20 issue. more ...

  • Commencement Time

    Mountain View graduates change their tassels during commencement exercises May 17. See more photos in the May 21 issue. more ...

  • Cruce Hired As Principal

    Kim Cruce will serve as the new Mountain View High School principal, and football coach Matt Sullivan will be assistant principal. The Mountain View S more ...

  • School Board Grants Raises

    Stone County teachers and classified staff will receive a 3 percent raise to the base salary, effective this year, the first increase in six years. Mo more ...

  • School Waivers Approved

    The State Board of Education has approved Mountain View School District's waiver request for part of its missed days, making the last day of school Ma more ...

  • T-ball Action

    A photo page in the May 7 issue highlights one game from the t-ball season featuring players from Michael's Auto Sales and Ozark Heritage Bank. more ...

  • AJRA Rodeo

    The 2014 Arkansas Junior Rodeo Association season kicked off last weekend with rodeos Saturday and Sunday in Mountain View. Photo page published in th more ...

  • 50K Trail Run

    Runners in the Sylamore Trail 50K-25K Run make the Sylamore Creek Crossing Feb. 15 before proceeding on the trail. More than 380 runners participated more ...

  • IMBA Trail Building/Cleaning

    The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Trail Building School conducted a mountain bike trail building course in Stone County Feb. 1 About more ...

  • Trail Cleaning Effort set Feb. 1

    Representatives from the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) were in town last weekend making preparations for a planned mountain bike trai more ...

  • Artists Join Studio Tour

    Mahdee and Peggy Raiees-Dana create furniture and home decor using wood mosaic, concrete and other materials. They are joining this year's Off the Bea more ...

  • Lloyds join Studio Tour

    While they produce very different items in their his-and-hers studios, Liz and Lewie Lloyd share a love of beautiful woods that they incorporate into more ...

  • Hammered Dulcimer Workshop

    Instructor Joe Jewell helps Doris Reed hammer out the melody of an old hymn during the Hammered Dulcimer Workshop at the Ozark Folk Center Aug. 1. Fro more ...

  • Craft School Class

    Students in woodturning class offered by the Arkansas Craft School learned to create Native American Basketry with instructor Jim Adkins last week. Wo more ...

  • Herb Weekend at Ozark Folk Center

    Garden tours and other events – including the annual Seed Swap – were part of Spring Herb Extravaganza at the Ozark Folk Center State Park May 2-3. Fr more ...

New Website

This post coincides with the debut of the new Leader website, which was long overdue for an updated design. A new feature of the site are the "teaser stories" which give a glimpse of story content along with a photo, but do not tell the entire story. As has always been the case, the full content of the Leader more ...

Billie Burnett honored

Billie Burnett of Mountain View was inducted into the Senior Arkansans Hall of Fame this year, and she received her plaque Aug. 8 during the 35th Anniversary Celebration at White River Area Agency on Aging. From the Aug. 13 issue. more ...

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