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Artist Creates Unique Style

Applying the precise style of a professional graphic artist to an ancient painting technique more associated with abstract designs, La’Nelle Gambrell has created her own unique style of art. Though she has been an artist all her life and is also an accomplished watercolor and acrylic painter, La’Nelle has devoted herself to encautic painting in recent years and will share her work with the public during thi ...

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Mother, Daughter Reunited

After 61 years, Shirley Harding of Timbo is getting to know the daughter she never met. A ward of the state, Shirley was only 13 years old in 1957 when she gave birth, having been removed from the home of her mother and step-father. She was anesthetized and unconscious for the delivery, so she never got to see the baby, but was told it was a girl who went straight to adoptive parents. At age 14, Shirley was ...

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Artist Enjoys Painting Natural Objects

A longtime visitor and now resident of Mountain View, Louisiana native Glenda Tooke is one of the new additions to this fall’s Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour. Glenda paints and decorates natural objects such as gourds, cypress knees, and okra pods. She and her husband, David, first came to Mountain View in 1973, and for many years they visited regularly, RV-ing with friends and spending a week here in the ...

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Ora Mast 90th Birthday Celebration Planned

Ora Mast of Happy Hollow seems to wonder why people are making a fuss about him turning 90 years old. He’s not doing anything special – just living his life as he has for many years: pastoring a church, tending a herd of about 28 beef cattle and performing most of his own chores including cutting and baling hay, and hauling firewood. He’ll reach the age milestone on Sept. 11, and family members are hosting ...

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Fire Truck Pull

The Mountain View Fire Department team pulls the city's ladder truck along Washington Street during Mountains, Music & Motorcycle Aug. 18. The fire truck pull was a benefit for Arkansas Special Olympics. See more about the event and motorcycle festival in the Aug. 22, 2018 issue. ...

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First Day of School

A young student gives goodbye hugs at the start of the first day of school at Mountain View. Kindergarten students are featured in photos in the Aug. 15, 2018 issue. ...

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Camp Shine On!

Camp Shine On!, an art camp for young adults with special needs, was held July 23-27 at Mountain View Meeting Place on Washington Street. Conducted by Randy and Terri Pease, the camp's mission was to promote independence, challenge abilities and provide opportunity to discover potential in a safe, positive environment. See the Aug. 1, 2018 issue for a photo page from Friday's "Luau Day." ...

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Changes in Standards, Crime Force Decision About Jail

Above, the east side of the Stone County Jail is being considered for expansion potential. Changing standards for jail operation are mainly responsible for the problems forcing Stone County to consider constructing a new jail, along with an unanticipated rise in crime. Kirk Green, who now serves as jail administrator, was a Stone County deputy when the current jail was built in 1994-95 and made the move fro ...

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Resident Succeeds in Family Search

Tracing his family tree has not been easy for Fred Slater, a Stone County resident since 1984. Adopted into a family in 1954 at 4 years old after having been a ward of the county in Indiana, he knew he had a sister who had been in the county home but had been adopted separately. He had always wondered about that sister, but with a closed adoption system he had no way of finding her unless she was also looki ...

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