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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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School Term Begins

Students in the Mountain View School District (including kindergarten students pictured) began the 2017-18 school year Monday. See the Aug. 16, 2017 issue for photos of the first day of classes at the three campuses. ...

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County Fair Sept. 11-17

This year’s Stone County Fair will be a week later in September than usual. It is set for Sept.11-17 with a typical schedule of pageants, talent shows, exhibits, carnival, livestock show and more. Rules for all exhibits and contests, as well as deadlines for entries and pre-registration, are outlined in the fair catalog produced by the Stone County Fair Association. It is available at the Stone County Exten ...

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