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Fun Rocks ~ Creative Hobby Continues

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 over the summer that “didn’t co ...

Little Free Library Installed

Little Free Library Installed

“Do a good turn daily” is the slogan of the Boy Scouts of America. Kaleb Tangen, 15, of Fairfield Bay did just that on Saturday when his Eagle Scout project culminated in the insta ...

Permanent Christmas Tree

Permanent Christmas Tree

Mountain View’s Christmas Committee hopes to have permanently solved the problems of securing a cut Christmas tree on the courtsquare each season by obtaining a live Nigra Arborvit ...

Highway 66 Road Work Nears Completion

Highway 66 Road Work Nears Completion

A road grader finishes gravel work at the top of Buddy Long Hill on Highway 66 Oct. 9 as the construction project to add a passing lane nears completion. Frequent travelers between ...

Band To Perform in Washington

Band To Perform in Washington

Mountain View High School Band members will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform in the nation’s capital next spring, along with an educational experience designed to foster ...

Quilt Trail Grows to 17 Blocks

Quilt Trail Grows to 17 Blocks

A new quilt block with striking yellow features on a turquoise background was installed recently in Mountain View, bringing to 17 the number of quilt blocks on the Stone County Qui ...

Agriculture Appreciation

Agriculture Appreciation

Lynn Smith rides his antique John Deere tractor during the tractor parade Saturday kicking off Agriculture Appreciation Day at the Stone County Fairgrounds. See more photos in the ...

  • Man Drowns in Boating Accident

    A Mountain View man drowned after a boating accident near Buffalo City Oct. 6. A news release from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Department indicates th more ...

  • Head-On Collision Fatal

    A Fayetteville woman was killed and four others were injured Sept. 20 in a head-on collision between two vehicles traveling Highway 66 at about 6:15 p more ...

  • Pharmacist Advocates For Fair Drug Pricing

    A Stone County native and employee of Stone County Medical Center, Mandy Langston is on the front line of a media campaign that could make a differenc more ...

  • Dycus Released; Trial Pending

    A woman who is charged with homicide in the death of her 4-year-old daughter has been released from the Stone County Jail in accordance with the state more ...

  • Residents Experience Solar Eclipse

    Local residents experienced the Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse in a variety of ways, including homemade glasses above (Josh Collins, Alexis Shannon and M more ...

  • Stone County Fair

    The Stone County Fair was held Sept. 11-17 with one event being School Day at the fairgrounds on Friday (above). See the Sept. 20, 2017 issue for more more ...

  • ‘Lucky 13th’ Motorcycle Event

    The 13th Annual Mountains Music and Motorcycles event lived up to its "Lucky 13" billing and went without any major mishaps or issues, organizers said 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 ...

  • Permanent Christmas Tree

    Mountain View’s Christmas Committee hopes to have permanently solved the problems of securing a cut Christmas tree on the courtsquare each season by o more ...

  • Agriculture Appreciation

    Lynn Smith rides his antique John Deere tractor during the tractor parade Saturday kicking off Agriculture Appreciation Day at the Stone County Fairgr more ...

  • Factory Expansion Funding Approved

    Two ordinances establishing funding authorization and an account for the $1.55 million expansion of the Excel Boat Factory in Mountain View were adopt 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 ...

  • Band To Perform in Washington

    Mountain View High School Band members will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform in the nation’s capital next spring, along with an educational more ...

  • Keenan Glenn Honored

    Mountain View School’s Resource Officer Keenan Glenn of the Mountain View Police Department was to be recognized this week at the Arkansas Attorney Ge more ...

  • School Board Reviews Exam Scores

    School officials will be addressing some areas of concern in the local schools’ performance on the 2017 ACT Aspire assessment exam. “There’s a few tim 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Craft School Purchases CornerStone Building

    A spinning demonstration takes place March 16 during a reception at the CornerStone building on the courtsquare in Mountain View. Arkansas Craft Schoo more ...

  • Mixed Media Artist Berg New To Studio Tour

    Lane Berg, a teacher at Timbo School, is a mixed media artist participating for the first year in the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour set Sept. 16-18. more ...

  • Rawlings Joins Studio Tour

    Linda Rawlings retired to Stone County after 21 years of teaching art, 3-D design and photography. Her continuing photography work is inspired by 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 ...

Little Free Library Installed

“Do a good turn daily” is the slogan of the Boy Scouts of America. Kaleb Tangen, 15, of Fairfield Bay did just that on Saturday when his Eagle Scout project culminated in the installation of a Little Free Library for the Fox community. The project took Kaleb much longer than a day to complete, including pitch more ...

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