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School Term Begins

School Term Begins

Students in the Mountain View School District (including kindergarten students pictured) began the 2017-18 school year Monday. See the Aug. 16, 2017 issue for photos of the first d ...

Ellis Wins ‘Forged In Fire’

Ellis Wins ‘Forged In Fire’

Above, Shawn Ellis hands out souvenir bracelets at the watch party. Shawn Ellis’s secret is out. He’s a Forged in Fire Champion – winner of The Kachin Dao knife making challenge wh ...

Teachers, Staff Prepare For School

Teachers, Staff Prepare For School

Stone County teachers began work this week, completing required in-service and preparing for school to start on the 14th. Rural Special and Timbo were scheduled for open house Tues ...

Highway Construction Complete

Highway Construction Complete

Above, a crew from Contractor's Specialty Service Company of Little Rock paints lines on the new section of highway at the base of Freeze Mountain. After nearly five years, there i ...

County Fair Sept. 11-17

County Fair Sept. 11-17

This year’s Stone County Fair will be a week later in September than usual. It is set for Sept.11-17 with a typical schedule of pageants, talent shows, exhibits, carnival, livestoc ...

Purple Heart Bridge Designated

Purple Heart Bridge Designated

Stone County and the city of Mountain View have joined other Arkansas communities in honoring Purple Heart recipients, and now the new bridge over Little Raccoon Creek on Highway 5 ...

Citizenship Quest Completed

Citizenship Quest Completed

Ten years ago Jose German (pronounced Her-MAHN) of Mountain View decided to start the process to become a United States Citizen, and after years of waiting, studying and taking tes ...

  • Highway Construction Complete

    Above, a crew from Contractor's Specialty Service Company of Little Rock paints lines on the new section of highway at the base of Freeze Mountain. Af more ...

  • Purple Heart Bridge Designated

    Stone County and the city of Mountain View have joined other Arkansas communities in honoring Purple Heart recipients, and now the new bridge over Lit more ...

  • Highway Section Opens

    Vehicles travel south on Highway 5 at Freeze Mountain using the new section of highway opened July 13, marking a milestone in the road project that ha more ...

  • Camp Counselor Charged

    Coty Shawn Penter of Trumann was arrested on July 5, and charged with nine counts of third degree battery after allegedly striking juveniles at a loca more ...

  • Sidewalk Project Planned

    Mountain View City Council has taken the first step in building a new sidewalk on the south side of Main Street between Franklin Street and Peabody Av more ...

  • School Term Begins

    Students in the Mountain View School District (including kindergarten students pictured) began the 2017-18 school year Monday. See the Aug. 16, 2017 i more ...

  • County Fair Sept. 11-17

    This year’s Stone County Fair will be a week later in September than usual. It is set for Sept.11-17 with a typical schedule of pageants, talent shows more ...

  • Show And Shine

    The Best of Show winner in the Mountain View Classic Cruizers Show and Shine car show Saturday was this 1950 Oldsmobile owned by Bill Davidson of Gree more ...

  • Fishing Derby

    Participants watch their lines at the annual fishing derby at Mirror Lake Saturday, June 10. Genesis Rector, 4, caught the biggest fish of the day, a more ...

  • Hangar Concert

    A fly-in hangar concert was held May 13, 2017, at the Mountain View Airport, with music by the Roger Fountain Band (above) and Larry Snyder and Friend more ...

  • Land Sought For Boat Facility

    A second boat factory has been proposed for Mountain View and could be under construction this year if land is secured soon. Mark Bauerlein told the S more ...

  • Musicks Named Farm Family of the Year

    Starting 30 years ago with just 27 acres and one chicken house, Larry Musick has built his farm at Timbo into an impressive operation encompassing ove more ...

  • Spears is New SCMC Administrator

    Kevin Spears has begun his role as chief operating officer/administrator at Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View, replacing Stan Townsend, who more ...

  • Small Plants Integral Part of Economy

    Above, a robotic bagging system at Fiber Energy weighs and packs bags of pellets onto pallets. Large manufacturing plants employing hundreds of people more ...

  • Agriculture Appreciation Day

    A large crowd participated in Agriculture Appreciation Day events Sept. 24 at the Stone County Fairgrounds. See photos and information on page 1B of t more ...

  • Teachers, Staff Prepare For School

    Stone County teachers began work this week, completing required in-service and preparing for school to start on the 14th. Rural Special and Timbo were more ...

  • Stewart Retires After 31-Year Teaching Career

    By Edie Sutterfield Upon her retirement this spring, Rachelle Stewart is leaving not only a 31-year teaching career, but a lifelong association with R more ...

  • Class of 2017

    2017 graduates are featured in the May 17 issue following commencement ceremonies at the three Mountain View School District campuses May 13. Above, T more ...

  • Student Art Shows

    The Mountain View High School Art Show sponsored by Mountain View Art Guild was held last week, with works of art from each grade level receiving awar more ...

  • Dr. Seuss Day

    Local students celebrated Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) with special activities. See information and a photo page in the March 8, 2017 issue 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 ...

  • Youth Baseball

    Players in the coach-pitch baseball age division race to home plate during games April 27 in Mountain View. See more photos in the May 3, 2017 issue. more ...

  • Lady Yellowjackets Make State Final Four

    Mountain View senior girls made it to the “final four” in the Class 3A State Tournament last week, winning two games before falling 57-31 to Valley Sp more ...

  • Swimmers Compete in Fall Meets

    Heston and Katie Coon of Mountain View have competed in two swimming events this fall. Most recently, the two went to Springdale Dec. 3-4 for the Aqua more ...

  • AJRA Finals Weekend

    The Arkansas Junior Rodeo Association held its finals weekend with competitors including Lesley Jennings, pictured in the barrel racing event. See the 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 ...

Ellis Wins ‘Forged In Fire’

Above, Shawn Ellis hands out souvenir bracelets at the watch party. Shawn Ellis’s secret is out. He’s a Forged in Fire Champion – winner of The Kachin Dao knife making challenge which aired on the History Channel Aug. 1. A full-time knife maker for the past two years, Ellis participated in the network’s origi more ...

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