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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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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 better-than-average season thanks to steady rain in the spring and early summer, along with several days of rain during late July-August when it is normally dry. See the full story in the Oct. 2 issue. ...

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Fall Decorating Contest

Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Fall Decorating Contest for homes and businesses in the city limits as a way to beautify the town for Bean Fest. To be eligible for one of the six cash prizes, register at the Chamber office by Oct. 23. See full story in the Sept. 25 issue. ...

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Drive-in Facing Equipment Upgrade

With the movie industry's conversion to digital format, drive-in movie theaters across the nation are facing a choice between closing down and spending about $80,000 to upgrade projection equipment. Stone Drive-In Theatre in Mountain View has entered a contest sponsored by Honda that gives it a chance to win digital equipment. See details in the Aug. 14 issue. ...

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Sand Basin Construction

  Construction of a sand basin is underway near the water intake structure at White River. The unit is part of a major project to improve delivery of river water to Mountain View's treatment plant.  From the June 5 issue. ...

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Ozark Folk Center Construction

  A portion of the upper level of the craft grounds at the Ozark Folk Center State Park is under construction in the second phase of  sidewalk replacement.  Some craft demonstrators were temporarily relocated.  From the March 6 issue. ...

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