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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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Farm Bureau Banquet

John Anderson, deputy chief economist for the American Farm Bureau, was speaker at the Stone County Farm Bureau banquet Oct. 1. Anderson is originally from Timbo. Full story in the Oct. 10 issue. ...

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Entergy Project

Work is progressing on Entergy's new electric distribution service center off Industrial Drive, between Valero and the Conestoga property.  It is hoped the facility can be completed by the end of the year so that Entergy can move from its existing site at Main Street and Knox Avenue early in 2013. The full story was published in the Aug. 15 issue.   ...

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Pellet Plant Re-opens

Visitors tour the Fiber Energy Products plant during an open house in June, when the re-opened wood pellet plant strived toward full production. This photo appears in the July 4 issue. A full story on the plant is published in the June 13 issue.   ...

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