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Century Farm

The Arkansas Century Farm program honors farms that have been owned and operated by one family for at least 100 years. Typically passed down from one generation to another, it’s not often that one of the farms has been home to the same farmer for a century. Born on his family farm in 1917, Lonnie Richardson celebrated his 100th birthday in September and was honored again this month when the Richardson-Goins ...

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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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Fun Rocks ~ Creative Hobby Continues

Above, Kathleen Torres and Amanda Lewis paint rocks in Washington Street Park. Taylar Sherrill was looking for something fun for her family to enjoy over the summer that “didn’t cost an arm and a leg,” when she discovered a game called Fun Rocks. She quickly created a Facebook page for Mountain View Fun Rocks and it now has 1,581 followers. Taylor explains the game consists of painting rocks and placing or ...

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Little Free Library Installed

“Do a good turn daily” is the slogan of the Boy Scouts of America. Kaleb Tangen, 15, of Fairfield Bay did just that on Saturday when his Eagle Scout project culminated in the installation of a Little Free Library for the Fox community. The project took Kaleb much longer than a day to complete, including pitching his project, finding a design, making a materials list, pricing the materials, recruiting and di ...

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Permanent Christmas Tree

Mountain View’s Christmas Committee hopes to have permanently solved the problems of securing a cut Christmas tree on the courtsquare each season by obtaining a live Nigra Arborvitae tree, which was planted at the southwest corner of the courthouse last week. Despite various methods of tying down trees over the years, wind often blows them down. The planted tree is expected to eventually grow to about 25 fe ...

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Highway 66 Road Work Nears Completion

A road grader finishes gravel work at the top of Buddy Long Hill on Highway 66 Oct. 9 as the construction project to add a passing lane nears completion. Frequent travelers between Mountain View and Newnata have contended with orange barrels and delays for several years for the two passing lane projects. From the Oct. 11, 2017 issue. ...

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Band To Perform in Washington

Mountain View High School Band members will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform in the nation’s capital next spring, along with an educational experience designed to foster appreciation for the sacrifices of U.S. veterans. Thirty-five members of the band, 9th-12th graders, will perform at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the Freedom Festival of States next March. The trip will tak ...

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Quilt Trail Grows to 17 Blocks

A new quilt block with striking yellow features on a turquoise background was installed recently in Mountain View, bringing to 17 the number of quilt blocks on the Stone County Quilt Trail. The painted quilt block is located at The Mountain View Meeting Place, a red building behind the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast on the northeast corner of the square. The property has been owned since 2015 by Chris and Shell ...

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