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Region 1 Champions

Mountain View senior girls won the Class 3A Region 1 Championship in a tournament hosted by Mountain View High School. See the story and photos in the Feb. 27, 2019 issue. ...

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Spelling Bee Winners

Winners of the 2019 Stone County Spelling Bee were, from left, Adhi Anandaraj, second place; Evan Fowlkes, first place; and Ellie Akins, third place. They are also holding trophies from the Mountain View School Spelling Bee, where they finished in the same order. See the Jan. 16, 2019 issue for the full story. ...

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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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