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Motorcycle Wreck Claims Life

Brandon C. Osborne, 25, of Mountain View died Aug. 25 when the 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle he was driving struck a southbound 2020 Ford 150 on State Highway 5 south of Mountain View on Freeze Mountain …

Tower Constructed Near Onia

A worker prepares to connect one leg of the second section of a new 250-foot AT&T cell phone tower construct near Onia in mid-August. The crew was from Hartland Contracting Services, Inc., of …

Ricky Shuttleworth Receives Award

Ricky Shuttleworth of Mountain View received the 2022 First Responder of the Year award at the Arkansas Emergency Medical Technician Association annual awards banquet held Aug. 6 in Hot Springs. …

Events

Bean Fest Back To Full Steam

The 39th Annual Arkansas Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Races was back to its full schedule this year, with beautiful autumn weather lasting through the weekend. Overall, the festival went …

Schools

School Board Approves Staff Bonus Payments

Mountain View School Board approved a proposed budget last week that includes a $5,000 bonus for all school employees, as well as a scaled-back HVAC plan for Rural Special and Timbo gyms and several …

Solar Panel Installation Nears Completion

Employees of APA Solar Racking are on track to complete the installation of solar panels at the Mountain View School campus this week. Luke McMahan, a 2003 graduate of Mountain View who is site …
Sports

Football Practice begins

Football practice at Mountain View High School officially got underway Aug. 1.
Features
A bee works the blooms of a crepe myrtle at First Baptist Church in Mountain View. From the Aug. 3 issue.
Charles Vickers grew up in the woods of Bickle’s Cove off between Highways 5 and 14 south of Mountain View. Now in his retirement years, he devotes significant effort maintaining woodlands on …
Business

Pleasant Grove Dollar General Opens

The new Dollar General store in Pleasant Grove is now open. It is located at 28402 Hwy 14. The location offers household essentials including food, cleaning supplies, paper products, …

Opinion
I love asking questions. You never know what kind of response you will get, assuming you do get a response. I am reminded of my teaching years. Young children are especially unpredictable when …
In the recently published opinion piece, “Writing on the Wall”, there were many questions posed to the Legislature. These are the facts. This is the history. Every two years since …
1.6 billion dollars. This is the 2022 tax revenue surplus amount currently held by the state of Arkansas. Last year there was a surplus of $945.7 million. In fact, in seven of the past ten years …
Music, Arts, Crafts

New Radio Station Launched

Springdale resident Joe Hart has been successful in launching a local radio station devoted to the presentation and preservation of local music. KWMV 88.5 is now on the air, and programming is …