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Stone County Fair

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 photos and list of livestock ...

Lonnie Richardson Celebrates 100th

Lonnie Richardson Celebrates 100th

Having just celebrated his 100th birthday, Lonnie Richardson continues to amaze folks with his good health and steadfast ways. Not only did he have three celebrations over the week ...

Edna Thatcher Celebrates 100th

Edna Thatcher Celebrates 100th

“As long as you have ‘little willie’ in your pocket, you can do it.” This favorite saying of Edna Thatcher is a reference to willpower, something she credits for her life’s accompl ...

Flamepainting On Copper

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 years, Skip developed the techniq ...

Longtime Pianist

Longtime Pianist

For nearly 62 years Pat Balentine was the pianist at Fifty Six Baptist Church. She recently resigned from the position, making way for another piano player. Pat never played to be ...

‘Lucky 13th’ Motorcycle Event

‘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. The weather was hot and sunn ...

Residents Experience Solar Eclipse

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 Matthew Wakefield), and an enha ...

  • 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 ...

  • Highway Construction Complete

    Above, a crew from Contractor's Specialty Service Company of Little Rock paints lines on the new section of highway at the base of Freeze Mountain. Af more ...

  • Purple Heart Bridge Designated

    Stone County and the city of Mountain View have joined other Arkansas communities in honoring Purple Heart recipients, and now the new bridge over Lit more ...

  • Highway Section Opens

    Vehicles travel south on Highway 5 at Freeze Mountain using the new section of highway opened July 13, marking a milestone in the road project that ha more ...

  • Camp Counselor Charged

    Coty Shawn Penter of Trumann was arrested on July 5, and charged with nine counts of third degree battery after allegedly striking juveniles at a loca 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Spears is New SCMC Administrator

    Kevin Spears has begun his role as chief operating officer/administrator at Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View, replacing Stan Townsend, who more ...

  • Small Plants Integral Part of Economy

    Above, a robotic bagging system at Fiber Energy weighs and packs bags of pellets onto pallets. Large manufacturing plants employing hundreds of people 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 ...

  • Class of 2017

    2017 graduates are featured in the May 17 issue following commencement ceremonies at the three Mountain View School District campuses May 13. Above, T more ...

  • Student Art Shows

    The Mountain View High School Art Show sponsored by Mountain View Art Guild was held last week, with works of art from each grade level receiving awar 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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 ...

Lonnie Richardson Celebrates 100th

Having just celebrated his 100th birthday, Lonnie Richardson continues to amaze folks with his good health and steadfast ways. Not only did he have three celebrations over the weekend, but he attended the visitation for a friend’s funeral Saturday and took in a musical on the courtsquare Saturday evening. He more ...

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