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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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Paws for the Cause

This costumed dog was one of the several competing in the costume competition Oct. 21 during the Stone County Humane Society's Paws for the Cause. See more photos in the Oct. 25, 2017 issue. ...

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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 winners. ...

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‘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 sunny for the most part, though there were thunderstorms both Friday and Saturday evenings near the end of music concerts on the courtsquare. See story with lists of winners and photos in the Aug. 23, 2017 issue. ...

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