Features

Retiree Active As Traveler, Volunteer

Jean Speake knows how to make the most of retirement. She has traveled the world but also served her adopted community of Mountain View in 24 years of residence. She and her husband Paul moved to …
Top News

Sidewalk Project Nears Completion

The concrete portion of the downtown sidewalk project was completed last week with accessible ramps added to the east (above) and west ends. Orange barrels mark lcoations where street lights will …

City Continues Food Truck Debate

After more discussion concerning food trucks during its regular meeting last week, the Mountain View City Council agreed to get an opinion from the city’s attorney and the municipal league …

Jail Redesign Underway

With bids to build a new county jail exceeding the budget by more than $3.5 million, local officials are looking to model a jail design used in Greene County 10 years ago. Construction managers, …
Business

Kendrick Takes Point For Chamber

A familiar face returns to the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce as Rianna Kendrick takes point for the organization.Kendrick’s history as both a part-time and full-time assistant at the …

Lumber, materials prices high

Local builders and suppliers can only guess at what’s driving construction material prices to their highest levels ever, but the demand isn’t slowing down, and the construction market is as strong as it’s been in years.

Jody Smotherman Accepts Lead Role At Medical Center

Jody Smotherman is one of those people who belongs in just about any environment. He’s spent the last three years in the specialty field of health care community engagement, and it’s a good descriptor for the new Stone County Medical Center administrator who shows a passion for people and improved quality of life.
Sports
Special Olympics

A competitor approaches the finish line during Special Olympics events hosted by Mountain View School District May 12.  A photo page from the track and field events is featured in the May 19 …

Softball Team 1-2 For Week Mountain View High School softball team played three games last week, winning one.
Rural Special Championship Photo Gallery The Rural Special senior girls basketball team won the Class 1A Basketball Championship March 18 in Hot Springs. They defeated Norfork 48-40. Game story published in the March 24 issue.
Opinion
For professionals in the news business, a big part of our life is about stories. A newspaper pretty much has two components -- advertising by both local businesses and individuals selling this or …
Here’s one of the secrets to good gardening. All the good farmers know this. Don’t wait to water your crop until it’s all wilted and stressed. Water your crop to prevent it from becoming …
Automatically viewing mobile food vendors (food trucks) as a negative for our community is so last-century. In the late 1980s, there were problems with a few of the mobile food vendors who pulled …
A reconnection. Oddly, after a year of living here pretty much full time, that’s what Stone County has given me. A reconnection to the person I ran from, but always was, and always will …
It was canning season and my teacher-mom, off for the summer 1974, was learning to make pickles. My grandmother had given her something called a pressure cooker, and a lesson or two in how to use …
Music, Arts, Crafts
Craft School Establishes Annex

The Arkansas Craft School was awarded more than $140,000 in funding from the Windgate Foundation to purchase and renovate the property formerly known as Heritage Springs Blacksmith Shop on Highway 87 in Mountain View.

Folk Festival This Weekend The 58th Arkansas Folk Festival is set for this Friday and Saturday in downtown Mountain View.
Local Nominees Among ACMA List Several local and regionally known musical personalities are in the running for this year’s Arkansas Country Music Awards. Voting at the website arkansasmusic.org/vote begins March 1.