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Fire Truck Pull

The Mountain View Fire Department team pulls the city's ladder truck along Washington Street during Mountains, Music & Motorcycle Aug. 18. The fire truck pull was a benefit for Arkansas Special Olympics. See more about the event and motorcycle festival in the Aug. 22, 2018 issue. ...

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Fishing Derby

Participants line the bank of Mirror Lake at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Saturday during the annual Fishing Derby held each year during Free Fishing Weekend. See the June 13, 2018 issue for more photos and list of winners. ...

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Mountain View Iris Festival

Organizers of the first Mountain View Iris Festival this weekend have planned a slate of activities focusing on the classic blooms along with live music and a car show, all around the courthouse square. Events will conclude Sunday morning with a prayer breakfast at the Ozark Folk Center’s Skillet Restaurant hosted by Mayor Roger Gardner. The festival will include an Iris Show sponsored by the Mountain View ...

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Arkansas Folk Festival

The 56th Annual Arkansas Folk Festival benefitted from generally good weather for the traditional celebration of music and crafts. Activities started with the Music Roots Concert at the Ozark Folk Center State Park Thursday night, where local youth talent was showcased in a concert featuring students who receive lessons through the school system. During the evening, students were able to sign up for next sc ...

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Bluegrass Festival Begins Thursday

Bluegrass musicians and enthusiasts will gather in Mountain View this weekend for the 16th Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival. Produced by the Mountain View Bluegrass Association Inc., the three-day festival is a twice yearly event that takes place at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. The all-acoustic, bluegrass-gospel weekend includes performances by well-known bands and indoor and outdoor jamming areas depe ...

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Polar Plunge

The crew from JoJo’s Catfish Wharf, dressed in “Shark Week” outfits that won the Best Costume prize, take a dunk during the Polar Plunge benefit for Special Olympics Arkansas Jan. 10. The event raised more than $3,200. Mountain View Police Department was the top fundraising team. From the Jan. 17, 2018 issue. ...

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Bean Fest

The 35th Annual Bean Fest and Arkansas Championship Outhouse Races This event was held Oct. 27-28 and was featured in the Nov. 1, 2017 issue, where you will find a story listing winners of event as well as a photo page of activities. ...

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