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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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City Park Repairs

Mountain View City Park has received some renovations to its picnic area. Several of the stone tables and fire pits had deteriorated and fallen apart over the years, so the city of Mountain View dedicated funds to repair it. See full story in the July 29 issue. ...

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Chamber Contract Suspended

The City of Mountain View has suspended payments to the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce pending an update of their contract, but the mayor said he will cover necessary expenses if any arise before the matter is resolved. See the full story in the July 22 issue. ...

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Courtroom Project Progressing

The county is progressing well on its courtroom construction project and has employed local labor wherever possible throughout the project. Above, the form for the judge's bench, at left, and jury seating area is taking shape. See the full story in the July 15 issue. ...

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Police Dispatch Management Debated

County officials blame lack of funding for any deficiencies in dispatching at the Stone County Sheriff’s Office, but Mountain View Police Chief Bobby Day doesn’t think money is the answer. “It’s not just about money. It’s about accountability, which there’s a lack of at the sheriff’s office right now,” Day told the Leader. *** The conclusion of county officials, including Judge Stacey Avey and Chief Deputy ...

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