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Dabney named Distinguished Citizen

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, the Chamber’s highest honor. ...

Passion for Genealogy Leads to New Hobby

Passion for Genealogy Leads to New Hobby

By Lori Freeze Renee Carr of the Rushing community has found a new angle to pursue her passion for genealogy research – returning abandoned or misplaced photographs to the families ...

Icy Roadway

Icy Roadway

Stone County personnel assist a semi-truck driver on Highway 14 near Flatwoods Church March 5. The truck got stuck the night before during a snowstorm that dumped about five inches ...

Friendship Community Care

Friendship Community Care

Consumers at Friendship Community Care's STAR Industries stay busy performing work contracted by companies such as Cedar America, Talon Lures and Aromatique. They also are making r ...

Dr. Seuss Day

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 in the classrooms, which stude ...

Innocent Hearts Shelter Surrenders Dogs

Innocent Hearts Shelter Surrenders Dogs

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) on Feb. 24 removed nearly 100 dogs from innocent Hearts Animal Rescue located on Highway 66 west of Mountain V ...

Snow Removal

Snow Removal

The City of Mountain View used backhoes to remove ice and snow from the parking areas on the south side of the courtsquare. Below-freezing temperatures and a shaded location preven ...

  • 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 ...

  • Local Hikers Find Human Skull at Petit Jean

    Two friends from Mountain View were wrapping up what had been a typical hiking adventure at Petit Jean State Park March 11 when they made a gruesome d more ...

  • Icy Roadway

    Stone County personnel assist a semi-truck driver on Highway 14 near Flatwoods Church March 5. The truck got stuck the night before during a snowstorm more ...

  • Innocent Hearts Shelter Surrenders Dogs

    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) on Feb. 24 removed nearly 100 dogs from innocent Hearts Animal Rescue located on 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

Passion for Genealogy Leads to New Hobby

By Lori Freeze Renee Carr of the Rushing community has found a new angle to pursue her passion for genealogy research – returning abandoned or misplaced photographs to the families of those pictured. Renee was shopping in a Clinton flea market just more than a year ago when she saw what appeared to be a 1920s more ...

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