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First Day of School

First Day of School

Students returned to school Monday for the first day of classes in the Mountain View School District. See the Aug. 17, 2016 issue for a photo page of images from each campus. ...

Schools Prepare for Opening Monday

Schools Prepare for Opening Monday

Local schools are gearing up for a new year with just a couple of changes to facilities at the Mountain View campus. A new awning at the entrance of the kindergarten building was b ...

Lightning Causes Fire

Lightning Causes Fire

A house located on Main Street and owned by the U.S. Forest Service caught fire the afternoon of July 29 after it was struck by lightning. See another photo and information in the ...

Stone County Fair Catalogs Available

Stone County Fair Catalogs Available

Stone County Fair Catalogs are now available, outlining rules and regulations for the fair Sept. 5-10. Catalogs are inserted in the July 27 issue of the Leader, and are available a ...

Local Delegate to GOP Convention

Local Delegate to GOP Convention

Local resident Darren Waddles served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week. See the July 27, 2016 issue for the feature story. ...

Prayer Vigil Held

Prayer Vigil Held

A prayer vigil for law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel was held July 16 on the courthouse stage. See complete story in the July 20, 2016 issue. ...

Meadowcreek Undergoing Changes

Meadowcreek Undergoing Changes

Changes taking place at Meadowcreek will result in upgrades to the infrastructure to enable hosting of educational programs and overnight guests, according to information released ...

  • First Day of School

    Students returned to school Monday for the first day of classes in the Mountain View School District. See the Aug. 17, 2016 issue for a photo page of more ...

  • Lightning Causes Fire

    A house located on Main Street and owned by the U.S. Forest Service caught fire the afternoon of July 29 after it was struck by lightning. See another more ...

  • Jake Newton is District Judge

    Though he did not expect to become a judge someday when he began studying the law, Jake Newton feels the position of district judge is an important on more ...

  • Fatal Accident

    One person died as the result of this two-vehicle accident on Highway 14 near Melrose June 7 around 9:00 a.m. All four people involved were transporte more ...

  • Camping Area Permanently Closed

    U.S. Forest Service officials have announced the lower campground loop at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area will be permanently closed and the are more ...

  • Prayer Vigil Held

    A prayer vigil for law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel was held July 16 on the courthouse stage. See complete story in the July 20, 2016 i more ...

  • Fourth of July Celebrated

    Fourth of July festivities were curtailed slightly by weather on Friday and Monday, but Saturday’s and Sunday’s activities went on as planned. Friday’ more ...

  • Fast Draw & Wild West Weekend

    Wild West activities including a "shoot out" on the courtsquare were held in conjunction with the World Fast Draw Association Index Championship June more ...

  • Fish Derby

    Volunteers, staff of the U.S. Forest Service and Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, and the many participating families braved the heat June 11 at the a more ...

  • Memorial Day Observance

    A Memorial Day observance was held Saturday on the courtsquare. In addition to presentation of colors, national anthem, etc., attendees were invited t more ...

  • Cattle Producers Battle Pink Eye

    Antibiotics, good fly control, and clearing of excess vegetation in pastures are recommended to combat the outbreak of pink eye affecting many local c more ...

  • Meadowcreek Undergoing Changes

    Changes taking place at Meadowcreek will result in upgrades to the infrastructure to enable hosting of educational programs and overnight guests, acco more ...

  • Farm Family of the Year

    Brian and Brandy Stoltze are honored as this year's Stone County Farm Family of the Year, with daughters Kayden, Kameryn and Kyleigh. See feature stor more ...

  • Economic Development Organization

    The name Stone County In Tune (SCIT) has been chosen for a community development effort launched this year. A group has been working the Dr. Mark Pete more ...

  • Poultry Expansion Evident

    Some large and highly visible new poultry operations certainly make it appear that the industry is making a comeback in Stone County, and officials wi more ...

  • 2017 Graduation Set May 13

    Mountain View’s 2017 seniors will graduate on campus next spring, with ceremonies at all three county schools set for Saturday, May 13. Times are as f more ...

  • Schools Prepare for Opening Monday

    Local schools are gearing up for a new year with just a couple of changes to facilities at the Mountain View campus. A new awning at the entrance of t more ...

  • School Personnel Hired

    Mountain View School Board made several personnel decisions May 9, including hiring Carrie Futrell as Mountain View Elementary assistant principal and more ...

  • Commencement

    Mountain View seniors (pictured) participated in commencement May 10, while Rural Special and Timbo held graduation May 14. See photos in the May 18 i more ...

  • Graduation Dates

    Confusion about graduation times at local schools was resolved by moving Rural Special's ceremony to the same time as Timbo's: 11 a.m. on May 14. Rura more ...

  • 10-and-under Baseball

    Two teams in the 10-and-under baseball league faced off April 1. R.J. Baker scores for the Storm in a close play at home plate. From the April 6 issue more ...

  • AJRA Rodeo

    The Arkansas Junior Rodeo Association sponsored a rodeo in Mountain View March 26. See the March 30 issue for a photo page. more ...

  • Lady Yellowjackets Win Regional Title

    The Mountain View Lady Yellowjacket basketball team won the regional title Feb. 26, defeating conference foe Valley Springs. See game story and state more ...

  • AJRA Rodeo

    The Oct. 7 issue includes a photo page on AJRA Rodeo action. more ...

  • Epic Mountain Bike Race

    Racers relax on the courtsquare prior to the start of the Mountain View Epic Mountain Bike Race May 16. About 75 racers competed in the event, which h more ...

  • Sustainability Weekend

    Workshops in beekeeping and other practices were conducted May 13-14 during Sustainability Weekend at Tomahawk Creek Farm, sponsored by Arkansas Craft more ...

  • Arkansas Craft School Has Interim Director

    The Arkansas Craft School is emerging for spring with a new director and office location. Phyllis Haynes will serve as interim director while the boar more ...

  • Spann named State Parks Director

    Grady Spann of Mountain View has been named as the next director of Arkansas State Parks. He will replace Greg Butts, who will retire Dec. 31 after 42 more ...

  • State Fiddle Championship

    Winners of the Traditional Youth division of the Arkansas Fiddle Championship are pictured following the contest Aug. 21. Winners in three other divis 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 ...

Local Delegate to GOP Convention

Local resident Darren Waddles served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week. See the July 27, 2016 issue for the feature story. more ...

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