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Council Loses Longtime Member

Richard Hubberd dies following battle with cancer Mountain View City Councilman Richard Hubberd, 70, died March 26 following a long battle with cancer. Hubberd had recently begun his fifth term on the city council, having served more than eight years since 1999. He was first elected in 1998, served a second term in the mid 2000s, and was elected again in 2010, 2012, and 2014. See full story and obituary in ...

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Highway Work Expected to Resume

Progress has finally been made on the change order that has held up the Highway 5 construction project for at least two years, according to the District Construction Engineer Joe Trantham. “We had to move some utility lines because of the embankment that was sliding. They finally got that done about six to eight weeks ago,” Trantham said. Trantham now predicts the work will be complete by this fall. The mul ...

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Local Hikers Find Human Skull at Petit Jean

Two friends from Mountain View were wrapping up what had been a typical hiking adventure at Petit Jean State Park March 11 when they made a gruesome discovery that has since become statewide news. Lance Ward and Marshall Armor were making their way back toward their vehicle when they happened onto a human skull that has been identified as John Glasgow, a Little Rock businessman who went missing in 2008. War ...

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Icy Roadway

Stone County personnel assist a semi-truck driver on Highway 14 near Flatwoods Church March 5. The truck got stuck the night before during a snowstorm that dumped about five inches of sleet and snow in Mountain View. From the March 11 issue. ...

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Snow Removal

The City of Mountain View used backhoes to remove ice and snow from the parking areas on the south side of the courtsquare. Below-freezing temperatures and a shaded location prevented any substantial melting of precipitation that fell the previous week. From the Feb. 25 issue. ...

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Sidewalk Work

Sidewalks on the west side of the courtsquare were replaced last week, with one section being relocated to provide a direct path from the courthouse to the assessor's office. From the Feb. 18 issue. ...

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Civil War Marker

A marker constructed on the east side of the courtsquare is one of two that will commemorate local Civil War skirmishes in connection with the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the war. County officials approved the markers a year ago, following research by Justice of the Peace Stan Townsend into Civil War events that took place in Stone County. A marker already in place at St. James identifies the si ...

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Data Breach

The Mountain View Police Department is investigating several recent unauthorized charges on individuals’ debit/credit cards. The average transaction for each unauthorized charge was less than $10. After obtaining permission from each account holder, their transaction history was reviewed. It was determined that everyone who had unauthorized charges had used their debit/credit card at Pizza Inn of Mountain V ...

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Trail Work

Prisoners from Calico Rock's North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction work to clear a section of the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail. See full story in the Jan. 14 issue. ...

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