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Flood Stage

Flood Stage

Several inches of rain fell in Stone County and surrounding areas Friday through Sunday, resulting in flood conditions on streams and rivers, including White River off Highway 5 No ...

BladeSports Competition

BladeSports Competition

Mike Eubanks of Texas slices water bottles during a round of the BladeSports National Championship cutting competition held May 2 at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. More informat ...

Syllamo’s Revenge

Syllamo’s Revenge

Racers attend a pre-race meeting before the Syllamo's Revenge Mountain Bike Challenge May 2. About 180 entrants competed in the event on the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail. Photo page ...

Blackberry Blossom

Blackberry Blossom

\ Blackberry bushes are blooming in Stone County, explaining the recent cooler weather referred to as "blackberry winter." From the April 29 issue. ...

Arkansas Folk Festival

Arkansas Folk Festival

The weather forecast for the 53rd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival missed its mark and a stormy Saturday never materialzed. It resulted in a smaller crowd than average, and fewer vend ...

Swim Team Marks 35 Years

Swim Team Marks 35 Years

Hard work, rewarded by a spirit of camaraderie and inclusiveness, seems to be the hallmark of a local athletic program that marks 35 years this summer. Full story in the April 15 i ...

Solid Waste Transfer Station Project

Solid Waste Transfer Station Project

A construction project at Stone County Solid Waste is progressing well, with this enclosure to cover the trash collection trailers about halfway complete. Full story in the April 1 ...

  • Flood Stage

    Several inches of rain fell in Stone County and surrounding areas Friday through Sunday, resulting in flood conditions on streams and rivers, includin more ...

  • Third Turner Trial Continued

    A third trial of Wayne and Rickey Turner on charges of manufacturing marijuana has been set for Sept. 2-4 in Stone County Circuit Court. Judge John Da more ...

  • Cindy Hubberd Chosen For Post

    Mountain View City Council appointed Cindy Hubberd to fill the council position of Ward 3, Position 1, left vacant by the death of her husband, Richar more ...

  • Council Loses Longtime Member

    Richard Hubberd dies following battle with cancer Mountain View City Councilman Richard Hubberd, 70, died March 26 following a long battle with cancer more ...

  • Highway Work Expected to Resume

    Progress has finally been made on the change order that has held up the Highway 5 construction project for at least two years, according to the Distri more ...

  • BladeSports Competition

    Mike Eubanks of Texas slices water bottles during a round of the BladeSports National Championship cutting competition held May 2 at the Ozark Folk Ce more ...

  • Arkansas Folk Festival

    The weather forecast for the 53rd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival missed its mark and a stormy Saturday never materialzed. It resulted in a smaller crow more ...

  • Swearing In Ceremony

    Officials including Mountain View Mayor Roger Gardner were sworn in during a ceremony Jan. 1 at the Stone County Courthouse. See more in the Jan. 7 is more ...

  • Fox Community Tree Lighting

    Dance skits, a parade, refreshments and visiting with Santa were part of a tree lighting event at Fox Community Center Dec. 13. See more in the Dec. 1 more ...

  • Christmas Parade

    A Christmas parade was part of the Tree Lighting program on the courtsquare in Mountain View on Dec. 7. See more in the Dec. 10 issue. more ...

  • Solid Waste Transfer Station Project

    A construction project at Stone County Solid Waste is progressing well, with this enclosure to cover the trash collection trailers about halfway compl more ...

  • Dabney named Distinguished Citizen

    Retired U.S. Forest Service District Ranger Joe Dabney has been selected as the Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen for 2015, 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 ...

  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Mountain View kindergarten students compare finds after the Easter egg hunt. From the April 8 issue. more ...

  • Dr. Seuss Day

    Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day, was celebrated at Mountain View Elementary School Feb. 27. The school served Green Eggs and Ham more ...

  • Science of Dissection

    Seventh grade students at Mountain View Middle School participate in a frog dissection lesson conducted by instructors from Ozarka College. See additi 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 ...

  • Syllamo’s Revenge

    Racers attend a pre-race meeting before the Syllamo's Revenge Mountain Bike Challenge May 2. About 180 entrants competed in the event on the Syllamo M more ...

  • Swim Team Marks 35 Years

    Hard work, rewarded by a spirit of camaraderie and inclusiveness, seems to be the hallmark of a local athletic program that marks 35 years this summer more ...

  • Guy Buchanan Field Dedication

    The dedication of the largest field at the ballpark in the name of Guy Buchanan is a fitting tribute to a man closely associated with local baseball p more ...

  • Baseball League Decisions Imminent

    The sign-up period is underway for summer baseball programs, and families are encouraged to participate. Parents are also being asked to take part in 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 ...

  • 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 ...

Batson Lands Movie Role

As a child actor new to the business, 6-year-old Bobby Batson is already landing some major roles. His latest endeavor is the role of Joe Piper, son of a near death survivor whose tribulations are recounted in the New York Times best seller, “90 Minutes in Heaven.” Batson will share the screen with well-known more ...

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