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Stone County Fair

Stone County Fair

See the Sept. 19 issue for two photos pages from the Stone County Fair, held Sept. 10-15. Lists of winners will be in an upcoming issue. ...

Simmons To Celebrate 90th Birthday

Simmons To Celebrate 90th Birthday

Longevity runs in the Simmons family, with ages into the 90s being common, and turning 90 is something Tommy Simmons of Mountain View never thought much about. It’s on his mind now ...

Artist Creates Unique Style

Artist Creates Unique Style

Applying the precise style of a professional graphic artist to an ancient painting technique more associated with abstract designs, La’Nelle Gambrell has created her own unique sty ...

Mother, Daughter Reunited

Mother, Daughter Reunited

After 61 years, Shirley Harding of Timbo is getting to know the daughter she never met. A ward of the state, Shirley was only 13 years old in 1957 when she gave birth, having been ...

Artist Enjoys Painting Natural Objects

Artist Enjoys Painting Natural Objects

A longtime visitor and now resident of Mountain View, Louisiana native Glenda Tooke is one of the new additions to this fall’s Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour. Glenda paints and de ...

Ora Mast 90th Birthday Celebration Planned

Ora Mast 90th Birthday Celebration Planned

Ora Mast of Happy Hollow seems to wonder why people are making a fuss about him turning 90 years old. He’s not doing anything special – just living his life as he has for many year ...

Hlavenkas Celebrate Marriage, Friendship

Hlavenkas Celebrate Marriage, Friendship

Lou and Judy Hlavenka are featured the week of their 61st wedding anniversary. Read the feature by Judy Bishop in the Aug. 22, 2018 issue. ...

  • Stone County Fair

    See the Sept. 19 issue for two photos pages from the Stone County Fair, held Sept. 10-15. Lists of winners will be in an upcoming issue. more ...

  • Fire Truck Pull

    The Mountain View Fire Department team pulls the city's ladder truck along Washington Street during Mountains, Music & Motorcycle Aug. 18. The fire tr more ...

  • Fourth of July Celebration

    See the July 11, 2018 issue for photos from July 4th celebrations in Mountain View (above) and Fox. more ...

  • Fishing Derby

    Participants line the bank of Mirror Lake at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Saturday during the annual Fishing Derby held each year during Free Fis 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 ...

  • Bison Farm Established

    A herd of bison grazes contentedly in a field along creekbottom land in western Stone County, seemingly at home in an area that is relatively new to t more ...

  • Rider is Youngest Master Plumber

    By Lana Mason At only 20 years old, Brady Rider is the youngest person in Arkansas to complete the plumber apprenticeship program and earn his master 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 ...

  • First Day of School

    A young student gives goodbye hugs at the start of the first day of school at Mountain View. Kindergarten students are featured in photos in the Aug. more ...

  • Blackwell Retires

    Annette Blackwell, who is retiring from teaching this year, got a somewhat late start on her career, and it would not have been possible without the s more ...

  • Branscum Retires After 41 Years

    ‘Mr. B, why do you have to retire? I don’t want to come back to school if you’re not here,’ a kindergarten student recently said to Scott Branscum aft 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 ...

  • New Soccer Field Dedicated

    State Sen. Missy Irvin spearheaded a dedication event for the new soccer field at the Stone County Recreation Center May 24. See information in the Ma 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 ...

  • Artist Creates Unique Style

    Applying the precise style of a professional graphic artist to an ancient painting technique more associated with abstract designs, La’Nelle Gambrell more ...

  • Artist Enjoys Painting Natural Objects

    A longtime visitor and now resident of Mountain View, Louisiana native Glenda Tooke is one of the new additions to this fall’s Off the Beaten Path Stu more ...

  • 1973 Sandage Song Gets Widespread Play

    “It’s a bright spot for me,” Charley Sandage said about a song he wrote being recorded recently on the album The Story We Tell by the bluegrass band J more ...

  • Fun Rocks ~ Creative Hobby Continues

    Above, Kathleen Torres and Amanda Lewis paint rocks in Washington Street Park. Taylar Sherrill was looking for something fun for her family to enjoy o more ...

  • Flamepainting On Copper

    The combination of artistic creativity and a compulsive nature led Skip Mathews to create what is virtually his own art form. A coppersmith for 52 yea 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 ...

Simmons To Celebrate 90th Birthday

Longevity runs in the Simmons family, with ages into the 90s being common, and turning 90 is something Tommy Simmons of Mountain View never thought much about. It’s on his mind now, with his 90th birthday being Friday, and with a public birthday celebration planned Sunday afternoon. The Simmons children: Dann more ...

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