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Mountains and Mistletoe Crafts and Vendors Fair

Mountains and Mistletoe Crafts and Vendors Fair

The first Mountains and Mistletoe Crafts and Vendors Fair was held Nov. 29 at the Stone County Fairgrounds. The show was sponsored by First Service Bank, with booth rentals benefit ...

Arkansas Craft School Gala

Arkansas Craft School Gala

The Arkansas Craft School held its fundraising Gala Nov. 20, with attendees taking part in live and silent auctions and enjoying a full meal. From the Nov. 26 issue. ...

Football Team Achieves Best Season

Football Team Achieves Best Season

Mountain View High School's football team achieved its best season ever with a win over Corning in the first round of the state playoffs. From the Nov. 19 issue. ...

Autumn Snowfall

Autumn Snowfall

Stone County received the first measurable snow of the season Nov. 16, with amounts ranging from a dusting in the northern part of the county to about three inches on the southern ...

Veterans Honored

Veterans Honored

Veterans were honored Nov. 7 with a community program that included lunch, sponsored by Ozark Heritage Bank. From the Nov. 12 issue. ...

Family Care Fair

Family Care Fair

The 18th Annual Family Care Fair was held Nov. 1 with many free health screenings such as cholesterol and blood sugar testing conducted by Ozarka College nursing students. From the ...

After Dark in the Park

After Dark in the Park

The Ozark Folk Center State Park hosted After Dark in the Park on Halloween night, inviting families for trick-or-treating and other free activities in the Craft Village. From the ...

  • Gardner Wins Mayor’s Race

    City councilman Roger Gardner was successful in his bid to become mayor of Mountain View, winning the Nov. 25 General Election runoff 420-362 over inc more ...

  • Former Deputy, Inmates Indicted

    Former Stone County Deputy and jail administrator Randel Branscum, 54, and two former inmates at the Stone County jail, Matthew McConniel, 42, and Jam more ...

  • Autumn Snowfall

    Stone County received the first measurable snow of the season Nov. 16, with amounts ranging from a dusting in the northern part of the county to about more ...

  • Unofficial Election Results

    Following is the list of winners in Stone County voting based on unofficial results from Tuesday's General Election. U.S. Senate: Tom Cotton U.S. Cong more ...

  • After Dark in the Park

    The Ozark Folk Center State Park hosted After Dark in the Park on Halloween night, inviting families for trick-or-treating and other free activities i more ...

  • Mountains and Mistletoe Crafts and Vendors Fair

    The first Mountains and Mistletoe Crafts and Vendors Fair was held Nov. 29 at the Stone County Fairgrounds. The show was sponsored by First Service Ba more ...

  • Veterans Honored

    Veterans were honored Nov. 7 with a community program that included lunch, sponsored by Ozark Heritage Bank. From the Nov. 12 issue. more ...

  • Family Care Fair

    The 18th Annual Family Care Fair was held Nov. 1 with many free health screenings such as cholesterol and blood sugar testing conducted by Ozarka Coll more ...

  • Bean Fest

    Clear weather and the largest crowd in several years combined for the 32nd Annual Arkansas Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Races. See the Oct. 29 more ...

  • Paws for the Cause

    Stone County Humane Society raised more than $8,000 during Paws for the Cause Oct. 18 at Centennial Bank Park. See photos in the Oct. 22 issue. more ...

  • Plant Expansion

    Fiber Energy Products is constructing a new building at its location in the Stone County Industrial Park to store inventory. From the October 8 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 ...

  • Mountain View FFA Ag Day

    Third graders pet farm animals during the annual Ag Day Oct. 24 at Mountain View School. See the photo and story in the Oct. 29 issue. more ...

  • School Lunches A Challenge

    Rising food prices and new government regulations make it a challenge for good service personnel to offer school lunches that are tasty, healthy and i more ...

  • Criminal Justice Class

    A criminal justice program at Mountain View School has proved to be popular among students, while giving them real-world skills they can use straight 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 ...

  • Football Team Achieves Best Season

    Mountain View High School's football team achieved its best season ever with a win over Corning in the first round of the state playoffs. From the Nov 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 ...

  • Arkansas Craft School Gala

    The Arkansas Craft School held its fundraising Gala Nov. 20, with attendees taking part in live and silent auctions and enjoying a full meal. From the more ...

  • Glass Beadmaker Joins Tour

    One of the original members of the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour, Maria Smith, is returning this year with a very different art form. Smith was on t more ...

  • Sue Lukens and Legacy Herbs

    Sue Lukens brings her business of making soap and other herbal preparations to this year's Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour. Legacy Herbs offers soaps, more ...

  • Widmers Join Studio Tour

    Though new to the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour, Charles and Linda Widmer are familiar faces in the local creative community, known for their wire-w 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 ...

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 ...

School Lunches A Challenge

Rising food prices and new government regulations make it a challenge for good service personnel to offer school lunches that are tasty, healthy and inexpensive. See the story in the Oct. 15 issue. more ...

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