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Freeman Reinstated

Fifty Six Water Superintendent Delvin Freeman was reinstated by the city council after being fired July 23 by Mayor Barbara Wallace after he pulled her water meter for non-payment. Full story in the July 31 issue. ...

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Council Positions at Fifty Six Filled

The Fifty Six City Council met at its regular time last Monday despite Mayor Barbara Wallace announcing a postponement. She remains on medical leave and did not attend the meeting, nor did council member Oma Jean Balentine. About 25 members of the community attended. The three remaining council members – Johnny Jones, Jerry Butler and Cindy Branscum – discussed a financial review from Arkansas Natural Resou ...

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New Horizons to Close

New Horizons Daycare in Mountain View, a facility in operation for the past 20 years, will close this month as the result of loss of state funding and other circumstances. The center has enrolled as many as 67 students and had 50 students at the end of May. Read the full story in the July 17 issue. ...

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Dodd Mountain Accident

Melissa Phillips, 19, of Mountain View was driving this 1996 Ford Explorer down Dodd Mountain Feb. 20 and was unable to slow the vehicle enough to avoid striking the rear of a heavy equipment trailer attached to a Peterbilt truck driven by Brady Smith, 36, of Edgemont.  See more in the Feb. 27 issue. ...

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House Fire Claims Family of Four

Investigator Dammon McGilton and Deputy Chuck Day look over the scene of a fatal house fire at the Jeffrey and Carol Bauerlein residence Jan. 11. The fire claimed the couple and their children: Callie and Mollie.  Read the full story in the Jan. 16 issue.   ...

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