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Fire Destroys Four Chicken Houses

Four poultry houses operated by Jason Huskey on Northcutt Road burned around 3 a.m. on Dec. 15. The houses were for laying hens and were joined by an egg conveyor system. They were put into operation in late summer and early fall by the Peco company. - Photo courtesy of Jessica Mast From the Dec. 23 issue. ...

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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. He will receive the award at the Chamber’s annual meeting and banquet this Thursday at the Ozark Folk Center’s Skillet Restaurant. The event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Chamber office on the east side ...

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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. ...

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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, and were to be honored at the organization's annual banquet April 10. ...

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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. monday, but was quickly extinguished by the Mountain View Fire Department. From the March 12 issue. ...

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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 facility. The company now has 16 employees, 65 percent of whom met the low to moderate income guidelines. The company expects to hire five or six more people and expand to a third shift with the addition of a second mill and pelleting line. See the Nov. 6 issue f ...

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