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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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Staying Active With Disc Dogs

Nearly 20 years ago, Lee Fairchild found a way to combine his love for dogs with his competitive streak through participation in disc dog events such as the series presented by the Skyhoundz organization. Training, practicing and competing with his dogs in flying discs events has proved a good means of staying active as he enters retirement in Stone County. Lee had beagles and other dogs growing up, and own ...

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Fox Community Quilt Block

On Sept. 10 a group gathered at Fox to celebrate the latest quilt block to become part of the Stone County Quilt Trail and ArkansasQuiltTrails.com. Block #1-19, the Unfolding Star, hangs on the Fox Community Center at 16262 AR-263 at Fox. Painted by Philip Carr with embellishments chosen by Renee Carr, it is a tribute to Fox musicians, local veterans, and long marriages. The material cost was donated by Rur ...

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Simmons To Celebrate 90th Birthday

Longevity runs in the Simmons family, with ages into the 90s being common, and turning 90 is something Tommy Simmons of Mountain View never thought much about. It’s on his mind now, with his 90th birthday being Friday, and with a public birthday celebration planned Sunday afternoon. The Simmons children: Danny, Renee Storey, Virginia Lee, and Pam Setser, invite the public to a drop-in reception (cards only, ...

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