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‘Lucky 13th’ Motorcycle Event

The 13th Annual Mountains Music and Motorcycles event lived up to its "Lucky 13" billing and went without any major mishaps or issues, organizers said. The weather was hot and sunny for the most part, though there were thunderstorms both Friday and Saturday evenings near the end of music concerts on the courtsquare. See story with lists of winners and photos in the Aug. 23, 2017 issue. ...

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Residents Experience Solar Eclipse

Local residents experienced the Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse in a variety of ways, including homemade glasses above (Josh Collins, Alexis Shannon and Matthew Wakefield), and an enhanced pinhole viewer below (Mark, Jessica and William Stroud). From the Aug. 23, 2017 issue. ...

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Purple Heart Bridge Designated

Stone County and the city of Mountain View have joined other Arkansas communities in honoring Purple Heart recipients, and now the new bridge over Little Raccoon Creek on Highway 5 South is the first bridge in the state to be designated a Purple Heart Bridge. A dedication for the bridge signs is planned for Nov. 10, according to Stone County Veterans Service Officer William Stroud. This date was chosen to a ...

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Citizenship Quest Completed

Ten years ago Jose German (pronounced Her-MAHN) of Mountain View decided to start the process to become a United States Citizen, and after years of waiting, studying and taking tests, his dream came true on July 14 when he was sworn in as a United States Citizen. In Dec. 1987, Jose began his journey to the United States from El Salvador with a neighbor and three cousins. They traveled to Mexico where they j ...

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