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Arkansas Folk Festival Begins

Music and handmade crafts will again take center stage in this weekend’s 55th Annual Arkansas Folk Festival, a celebration of local heritage since 1963. The Ozark Folk Center State Park will host the festival’s kick-off event Thursday night, the annual Music Roots Concert featuring the county’s youngest performers, which involves some very talented individuals and groups. Music programs are scheduled for th ...

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Syllamo’s Revenge

About 80 riders took part in this year's Syllamo's Revenge Mountain Bike Challenge in the national forest. After spring-like conditions earlier in the week, Saturday was cold and wet, with temeratures at 36-40 degrees. In addition to drizzly rain, it began sleeting and snowing before some riders completed the course. See more photos and information it the March 15, 2017 issue. ...

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Ozarka College Foundation Event

Kay Adkins models handmade items from Arkansas Craft School artisans during the Ozarka College Foundation Ladies’ Luncheon and Spring Fashion Show held Saturday in Mountain View. In addition to the show, there was a silent auction of donated gifts and a live auction of cheesecakes from Ozarka’s culinary arts program. From the March 8, 2017 issue. ...

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First Snowfall

Up to three inches of snow fell in the early morning hours of Jan. 6, the first snow the season as well as the new year. See photos in the Jan. 11, 2017 issue. ...

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Visiting With Santa

Visits with Santa were offered during the annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting event Dec. 10 (postponed from Dec. 3). See photos and more in the Dec. 14, 2016 issue. ...

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Family Care Fair

Representatives from Ozarka College's nursing program conduct blood sugar tests at the 20th annual Family Care Fair held Nov. 19 at Mountain View Senior Center. Various other health screenings were offered at the event, which was sponsored by Stone County Hometown Health Planning Coalition and Stone County Medical Center. From the Nov. 23, 2016 issue. ...

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Stone County Fair

Trine Elizabeth Spann, left, was crowned Miss Stone County during the Stone County Fair Pageant Saturday night. Josie Irvin was runner-up. See more pageant photos and other images from the county fair in the Sept. 14, 2016 issue. ...

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Rainy Weather Impacts Motorcycle Event

After a week of rainy weather and a gloomy forecast for Saturday, attendance at this year’s Mountains, Music & Motorcycles was down drastically from recent years, but any substantial rain that fell downtown occurred primarily outside the event schedule. Thursday’s movie night at the drive-in was the only event impacted by rain. Friday was partly cloudy as vendors set up and bikers started rolling in. Riders ...

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Prayer Vigil Held

A prayer vigil for law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel was held July 16 on the courthouse stage. See complete story in the July 20, 2016 issue. ...

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