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No Injuries in Nursing Home Fire

A fire at Highlands of Mountain View Therapy and Living Center on Sunday resulted in minimal damage and no injuries, according to a report filed by Jeremy Beaudin, assistant fire chief with the Mountain View Fire Department. The fire was reported at about 9:45 p.m. Along with Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department, personnel from Vital Link Ambulance Service, Stone County Sheriff's Department, Mountain Vie ...

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As much as 10 inches of rainfall was recorded over the weekend, causing extensive flooding throughout the county. This scene is the Turkey Creek crossing on Coleman Morris Road, submitted by Renee Carr. From the Dec. 30, 2015 issue. ...

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Johnsons Perish in Accident

A Mountain View couple was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Texas Nov. 29. Walton Wayne Johnson, 65, and Serelda Faye Johnson, 62, were traveling north on Highway 59 when their vehicle hydroplaned across the median and was struck by a southbound semi-truck. From the Dec. 2 issue. ...

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Senior Center Now Under WRAAA

The Mountain View Senior Center, now known as "WRAAA Senior Life Program," is undergoing some changes since coming under the direction of White River Area Agency on Aging. See full story in the Nov. 25 issue. ...

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Council Approves Motto Placement

Mountain View City Council unanimously approved placing "In God We Trust" on the back of all city vehicles at the regular meeting Sept. 8. Police Chief B.J. Day addressed the council and said officers and other city workers had asked to have the statement placed on city vehicles. He said donations from the community and various businesses were given to pay for the project. See the complete story in the Sept ...

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Local Man Dies in River Accident

A Mountain View man died just before noon Sept. 2 in a boating accident on White River. Arkansas Game and Fish officials said 78-year-old Jame Myrick was attempting to load his boat onto the trailer when the boat capsized and he was thrown into the water. The exact cause of death is still under investigation. ...

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Maj. Dale Richardson Laid to Rest

Maj. Dale Wayne Richardson, a Vietnam veteran who had been listed as Missing in Action since 1970, was laid to rest Aug. 29 in Mountain View. His remains were identified months ago after being discovered at the site where the helicopter in which he was a passenger went down in Cambodia. A procession including the hearse and escorts arrived in Mountain View Aug. 27, met by hundreds of residents who lined the ...

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Explosion, Fire Injure Two

A fire on Aug. 3 on Highway 14 East just outside of Mountain View left two people severely burned and destroyed at least three camper trailers and a structure. Garrett Wickham and Elishia Butler both were transported by Vital Link and then airlifted to Children's Hospital Burn Center in Little Rock. Officials believe the fire to be accidental, triggered by lighting a cigarette when propane gas was present. ...

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