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Students in woodturning class offered by the Arkansas Craft School learned to create Native American Basketry with instructor Jim Adkins last week. Wood is burned and dyed to creat ...

Head-on Crash Injures Four

Head-on Crash Injures Four

Emergency responders work to free Mary Thomas from the car at right while bystanders help hold the car steady. Pauline Via was trapped in the white car at left after a collision Ju ...

Corn Harvest is Family Operation

Corn Harvest is Family Operation

Harvesting corn from the garden is more than a simple chore for one Stone County family. It is an annual event that combines family tradition and fellowship. Read more information ...

July 4th Celebration Spans Four Days

July 4th Celebration Spans Four Days

The Fourth of July celebration in Stone County spanned four days and the holiday coincided with cool, dry weather that increased enjoyment for a variety of events, including a down ...

Scotts Celebrate Anniversary

Scotts Celebrate Anniversary

Marlin and Elsie Scott of Mountain View celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary on June 25, and on June 30 Marlin turned 102 years old. Read the feature story in the July 2 issue ...

World Championship Fast Draw

World Championship Fast Draw

The World Fast Draw Association held its World Index Championship in Mountain View June 21-22, drawing 34 competitors from nine states and Canada. Donna Lechner of Pennsylvania (pi ...

Martins Named Farm Family

Martins Named Farm Family

The Mark and Jackie Martin Family of Timbo was named Stone County Farm Family of the Year for 2014. See story and photos in the June 18 issue. ...

  • Head-on Crash Injures Four

    Emergency responders work to free Mary Thomas from the car at right while bystanders help hold the car steady. Pauline Via was trapped in the white ca more ...

  • Head-On Collision

    Four people were injured in this two-vehicle accident on Sylamore Road June 6. Two other accidents were also reported in the June 11 issue. more ...

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

    At least one local biking enthusiast is assisting in development of a statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan. Sage Holland hosted a meeting May 29 to d more ...

  • Election Results

    Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds won the Democratic nomination for that office over two challengers, and Angie Hudspeth-Wade won the nomination for St more ...

  • Turner Jury Deadlocked

    A second Stone County jury was unable to reach a verdict in the retrial of Lewis Wayne Turner and Rickey Turner last week in circuit court. The father more ...

  • July 4th Celebration Spans Four Days

    The Fourth of July celebration in Stone County spanned four days and the holiday coincided with cool, dry weather that increased enjoyment for a varie more ...

  • World Championship Fast Draw

    The World Fast Draw Association held its World Index Championship in Mountain View June 21-22, drawing 34 competitors from nine states and Canada. Don more ...

  • Fox Fun Fest

    Activities at Fox Fun Fest Saturday included a parade, co-ed softball, turtle races, and more. See our photo page in the June 4 issue. more ...

  • Civil War Program

    The Ozark Folk Center presented its award-winning Civil War program for Memorial Day weekend, with nine different sessions for visitors to hear living more ...

  • Syllamo Mountain Bike Event

    More than 350 mountain bikers braved the rainy weather May 17 for the 10th Annual Syllamo's Revenge Mountain Bike Challenge, held on the Syllamo Mount 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 ...

  • Townsend Appointed SCMC Administrator

    Stanley A. Townsend of Mountain View was appointed administrator of Stone County Medical Center effective Oct. 1. See the full story in the Oct. 9 iss more ...

  • Hay Abundant After Mild Summer

    After weathering one of the hardest summers in recent memory during 2012, Stone County farmers definitely got a break this year. In fact, it was a bet more ...

  • Commencement Time

    Mountain View graduates change their tassels during commencement exercises May 17. See more photos in the May 21 issue. more ...

  • Cruce Hired As Principal

    Kim Cruce will serve as the new Mountain View High School principal, and football coach Matt Sullivan will be assistant principal. The Mountain View S more ...

  • School Board Grants Raises

    Stone County teachers and classified staff will receive a 3 percent raise to the base salary, effective this year, the first increase in six years. Mo more ...

  • School Waivers Approved

    The State Board of Education has approved Mountain View School District's waiver request for part of its missed days, making the last day of school Ma more ...

  • Rollercoasters on Display

    Mountain View sixth graders displayed rollercoaster assignments last Thursday, putting principles such as friction, force and kinetic energy to use. E 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 ...

  • 50K Trail Run

    Runners in the Sylamore Trail 50K-25K Run make the Sylamore Creek Crossing Feb. 15 before proceeding on the trail. More than 380 runners participated more ...

  • IMBA Trail Building/Cleaning

    The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Trail Building School conducted a mountain bike trail building course in Stone County Feb. 1 About more ...

  • Trail Cleaning Effort set Feb. 1

    Representatives from the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) were in town last weekend making preparations for a planned mountain bike trai more ...

  • Students in woodturning class offered by the Arkansas Craft School learned to create Native American Basketry with instructor Jim Adkins last week. Wo more ...

  • Herb Weekend at Ozark Folk Center

    Garden tours and other events – including the annual Seed Swap – were part of Spring Herb Extravaganza at the Ozark Folk Center State Park May 2-3. Fr more ...

  • Annual Sweep-In Held At OFC

    The annual Sweep-In was held at the Ozark Folk Center State Park the second week of April, bringing together broom makers and students for learning an more ...

  • Ozark Folk School

    Judi Munn works with a student on forming a pot during a pottery class held during Ozark Folk School at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. From the Mar more ...

  • Beadmaking Class

    Glass bead making instructor Sage Holland works alongside student Lynn Phelps during a weekly course underway at Arkansas Craft School. Visit www.arka 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 ...

Maggie Batson Chosen For ‘Discovery Girl’

Maggie Batson is a little girl with big aspirations. At the age of 7 she started her own company “Twice loved by Maggie B.” Maggie and her mother made designer jewelry from recycled materials, marketed the idea to local stores and now the necklaces are sold in boutiques from North Carolina to California. She more ...

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