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Resident Recalls ‘Riveting’ Experience

While a big percentage of able-bodied men were overseas fighting during World War II, many women on the home front worked in defense plants building planes and equipment to help defeat the enemy. Doris Burrell, 91, now living in Mountain View, was one of the young girls putting rivets in B29 airplane wings until the war ended in 1945, making her a “Rosie The Riveter,” an American cultural icon representing ...

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Nixon Celebrates 40 Years

Barking dogs, yowling cats, ringing phone and a line of folks at the front desk are business as usual at Nixon Animal Hospital, where Dr. William “Bill” Nixon has been seeing clients of all breeds for the past 40 years. He celebrated his anniversary with a catered lunch at the clinic June 1. Nixon believes his 40 years in business as a sole proprietor is second only to Lancaster’s Hardware on the courtsquar ...

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Confederate Memorial Service

A Confederate Memorial Service was held Saturday, April 29, at the Historic Cemetery of Mountain View, complete with a gun salute, bagpipes and bugle playing "Taps." The sun was shining, and the flags were waving with about 30 people in attendance. The event was conducted by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Riflemen pictured are, from left, John Malloy, Charles Gist, Harold Nix and Randall Freeman. ...

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Quilt Trail Grows

Three new colorful quilt blocks sprang up across the county last week, bringing to 16 the number of quilt blocks on the Stone County Quilt Trail, which is the inaugural trail of ArkansasQuiltTrails.com. The Quilt Trail features quilt patterns painted onto plywood and mounted onto barns, commercial buildings, or homes. Quilt Trails began in the eastern United States and have become a popular tourist attracti ...

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Country Hit Gets Second Life

When she recently retired from the workforce after holding down a variety of jobs through the years and enjoying a 10-year stint at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, Donna Farar knew that with a little belt-tightening she could survive on her social security and modest retirement. Her outlook became much more optimistic with the release of country music artist Chris Stapleton’s second album, which includes ...

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Pam Setser named ‘Distinguished Citizen’

Pam Setser has been a music performer since age 5 and has used her stage presence and talent to help promote her hometown countless times both professionally and as a volunteer. “All I’ve ever known is to promote,” she said. This year, she is being named by the Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce as its Distinguished Citizen, the organization’s highest honor. The award will be presented April 25 during t ...

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Auctioneer Logs More Than 50 Years

Bob Roper of Onia is not sure what drew him to the field of auctioneering, but he has been doing it since 1961. He’s mostly retired now, but still holds an occasional estate sale or conducts a benefit auction when asked, and he believes he’s the oldest active auctioneer in the state at age 78. “I enjoyed it and still do to a degree, just not as much as I used to.” His most recent sale was an estate sale nea ...

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Drive-In Goes Digital

Mountain View’s Stone Drive-In Theatre has remained virtually unchanged for more than 50 years, and movie-goers this season likely won’t notice much difference in their drive-in experience. However, important changes have taken place behind the scenes, with an upgrade to digital projection equipment securing the future of this local institution. Drive-in owner and operator Bobby Thompson learned a few years ...

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Frizzell Is New Extension Agent

Although she is new to the job of a county Extension agent, Katie Frizzell believes she will be well suited as family and consumer sciences agent in Stone County. She has always wished for a career where she could help people, and she has also been drawn to Mountain View. Katie and her family visited Mountain View for the first time when she was 11. Her father had taken family vacations here as a child and ...

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