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Dick Powell House Demolished

Dick Powell House Demolished

The Dick Powell House on Main Street in Mountain View was demolished last week and the three-acre commercial lot is actively for sale. The structure of the house was unstable with ...

Barbara Dearien Retires

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 retired extolling her dependabili ...

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

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

Dycus Convicted in Murder Case

Dycus Convicted in Murder Case

Photo courtesy of Amber Masterson/Skylar's Voice A Stone County jury convicted Victoria A. Dycus, 30, of first degree murder last week in the death of her 4-year-old daughter, Skyl ...

Mountain View Iris Festival

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 music and a car show, all around ...

Arkansas Folk Festival

Arkansas Folk Festival

The 56th Annual Arkansas Folk Festival benefitted from generally good weather for the traditional celebration of music and crafts. Activities started with the Music Roots Concert a ...

Mountain View Eye Care Relocates

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, the new office offers a larger ...

  • Dick Powell House Demolished

    The Dick Powell House on Main Street in Mountain View was demolished last week and the three-acre commercial lot is actively for sale. The structure o more ...

  • Dycus Convicted in Murder Case

    Photo courtesy of Amber Masterson/Skylar's Voice A Stone County jury convicted Victoria A. Dycus, 30, of first degree murder last week in the death of more ...

  • Man Accused of Arson in Home Fire

    A Stone County man with obvious emotional issues created quite a scene April 3 on Main Street in Mountain View, then the next day burned down his moth 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 ...

  • Forest Service Conducts Prescribed Burns

    Conditions have been right for three prescribed burns to be conducted on U.S. Forest Service land in Stone County this month, the latest involving a s 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 ...

  • Polar Plunge

    The crew from JoJo’s Catfish Wharf, dressed in “Shark Week” outfits that won the Best Costume prize, take a dunk during the Polar Plunge benefit for S more ...

  • Santa Visits Mountain View

    Santa visited Mountain View Dec. 2 during the Tree Lighting event on the courtsquare. Photos of the parade, tree lighting and visits with Santa are pu 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 ...

  • Pharmacists Concerned About Reimbursements

    A recent development in the pharmacy industry has local pharmacists very concerned, both for their own livelihood and their ability to serve the patie more ...

  • New Business

    Tom Everett's construction crew works to frame a new drive-through beverage shop that began taking shape Jan. 19 at the previous car wash location bet 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 ...

  • Backpack Buddies Program

    Chris Deitrick, coordinator of the local Backpack Buddies program, still gets chills every time he tells the story of how the program got its start. A more ...

  • County Spelling Bee

    Luke Fletcher of Mountain View bested eight other spellers to take first place in the Stone County Spelling Bee last Friday. Other Mountain View entra 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 ...

  • Softball

    A batter for Mitchell's Main Street Pharmacy hits the ball during a softball game May 2 at the Stone County Recreation Center. See the May 10, 2017 is 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 ...

Reflections from the Smokehouse

An old Christmas card signed by Clifton Irma Juanice and Danny Holland was among those discovered in a box stored in an old smokehouse. By Renee Rushing Carr A few years ago my father, Rodney Rushing, and I poked our heads inside the old smokehouse at the Clarence & Winnie (Rushing) Hinesley place. He had more ...

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