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Collision Is Fatal

A head-on collision on Highway 14 East near the county line in Independence County took the life of a local man and injured four others just after noon on New Year’s Eve. Adalberto Diaz, 57, of Mountain View was the passenger in a 1999 Honda van that was traveling east on Highway 14 when the van collided with a westbound 2017 GMC Yukon Denali (shown above). According to a preliminary report filed by State P ...

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Oath of Office

Stone County and Circuit Clerk Angie Hudspeth-Wade (pictured) and other public officials were sworn into office on Jan. 1 by Circuit Judge Lee Harrod. The swearing-in took place at the Stone County Court Complex. From the Jan. 9 issue of the Leader. ...

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Government Shutdown Affects Local Offices

Blanchard Springs Caverns reopened Dec. 28 after being closed since Dec. 22 because of the federal government shutdown. Although the shutdown continues, the Caverns is able to operate using its local fees, District Ranger Jim McCoy explained. “There is technically no lapse in funding because we have fee dollars to cover operation costs,” McCoy said. Money collected from ticket purchases is local funding and ...

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Fire Believed To Be Fatal

Investigators search through the remains of the John Battaglear residence where a fire is believed to have taken the life of 91-year-old Lois Vannatter on Nov. 13. See the Nov. 21, 2018 issue for the full story. ...

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Early Snow

Most areas of the county received an inch or less of snow Nov. 14-15, following a dusting earlier in the week. See page 1B of the Nov. 21, 2018 issue for photos. ...

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How To Cook A Turkey

See the Nov. 21, 2018 issue for our first "How to cook a turkey" special section, with instructions from Mountain View second graders and artwork by students at Rural Special Elementary. ...

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Veterans Appreciation

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice and U.S. Army Col (retired) Josephine Hart delivered the keynote address at the annual Stone Bank Veteran Appreciation Day program Nov. 9. See photos and additional information in the Nov. 14, 2018 issue. ...

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Accident on Highway 5 North

This 2000 Ford Expedition collided with the 18-wheeler hauling lumber (in background) on Highway 5 North Nov. 5 just after 1 p.m. The SUV was driven by Roland Powell, 41, of Marcella. Sources at the scene said Powell was driving in the wrong lane and that no one was seriously injured. See more details in the Nov. 7, 2018 issue. ...

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Bean Fest

Photo courtesy of Cindi Porterfield See the Oct. 31, 2018 issue for photos and story from the 36th Annual Arkansas Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Race. ...

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Paws For The Cause

Paws for the Cause, an annual fundraiser benefitting Stone County Humane Society, took place Oct. 20 at Centennial Bank Park. See the Oct. 24 issue for names of contest winners and other details. ...

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