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How To Cook A Turkey

See the Nov. 21, 2018 issue for our first "How to cook a turkey" special section, with instructions from Mountain View second graders and artwork by students at Rural Special Elementary. ...

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First Day of School

A young student gives goodbye hugs at the start of the first day of school at Mountain View. Kindergarten students are featured in photos in the Aug. 15, 2018 issue. ...

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Blackwell Retires

Annette Blackwell, who is retiring from teaching this year, got a somewhat late start on her career, and it would not have been possible without the support of her husband, Gene, she said. See the full story in the June 13, 2018 issue. ...

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Branscum Retires After 41 Years

‘Mr. B, why do you have to retire? I don’t want to come back to school if you’re not here,’ a kindergarten student recently said to Scott Branscum after he announced his retirement after working 41 years at Rural Special School. After graduating from Rural Special High School, Scott worked various jobs, including working at the shirt factory for $2.35 an hour. He worked off shore for a while trying to make ...

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Barbara Dearien Retires

Barbara Dearien, a teacher’s aide at Mountain View School since 1966, was honored at a retirement reception Friday, with teachers both current and retired extolling her dependability, her ready smile and her willingness to help. Above, she receives a plaque from Supt. Rowdy Ross. Dearien has worked in the Title I program in reading and math and in the library. For the past five years she has worked in K-4 c ...

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Schools Get Positive Marks

Supt. Rowdy Ross had good news for the board at its April 9 meeting, including a clean accreditation report and an especially strong showing on the Arkansas School Performance Report Cards. “We have seven schools, and we got two Bs and five As, and that will compete with anybody in the state of Arkansas, I assure you,” Ross told the school board April 9. Mountain View Elementary and Middle School, both Timb ...

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Backpack Buddies Program

Chris Deitrick, coordinator of the local Backpack Buddies program, still gets chills every time he tells the story of how the program got its start. A series of coincidences or the hand of God at work, it does seem that it was meant to be. Backpack Buddies, which provides food for elementary and middle school children on weekends, marks its 10-year anniversary this spring. It was in February of 2008, when a ...

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County Spelling Bee

Luke Fletcher of Mountain View bested eight other spellers to take first place in the Stone County Spelling Bee last Friday. Other Mountain View entrants were also top finishers, with Evan Fowlkes taking second place and Nash Anandaraj finishing third. See the full story in the Jan. 17, 2018 issue. ...

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Band To Perform in Washington

Mountain View High School Band members will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform in the nation’s capital next spring, along with an educational experience designed to foster appreciation for the sacrifices of U.S. veterans. Thirty-five members of the band, 9th-12th graders, will perform at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the Freedom Festival of States next March. The trip will tak ...

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