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Bean Fest

Clear weather and the largest crowd in several years combined for the 32nd Annual Arkansas Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Races. See the Oct. 29 issue for story and photos. ...

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Chocolate Festival

The October 4 Chocolate Festival at Stonebrook Fudge Factory in Mountain View drew 26 entrants and enough ticket holders to exhaust the taste samples shortly after noon. Story, including winners, in the Oct. 8 issue. ...

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Young Eagles Event

Experimental Aircraft Association sponsored a Young Eagles event in Mountain View Sept. 13, offering youth ages 8-17 free rides in airplanes. More than 30 youth took advantage of the offer. Photo page in the Sept. 17 issue. ...

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Stone County Fair

Showmanship of all types was part of the Stone County Fair, which concluded Sept. 6. At left above, Teen Miss Stone County Rose Blackwell and runner-up Pearl Deavers. At right, Mason Gatewood shows a chicken in the poultry show. Other pageant winners and youth showmen are pictured in the Sept. 10 issue. ...

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White River Canoe Race

Racers take off from Sylamore for the final leg of the 48th National White River Canoe Race that involved Venture Scouts racing 120 miles over three days, ending at Batesville. Photo page appears in the July 30 issue. ...

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July 4th Celebration Spans Four Days

The Fourth of July celebration in Stone County spanned four days and the holiday coincided with cool, dry weather that increased enjoyment for a variety of events, including a downtown parade (pictured). See the full story and list of event winners in the July 9 issue. ...

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World Championship Fast Draw

The World Fast Draw Association held its World Index Championship in Mountain View June 21-22, drawing 34 competitors from nine states and Canada. Donna Lechner of Pennsylvania (pictured) set nine new world records at the event and took first place in the women's division. See story and photos in the June 25 issue. ...

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