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City Trash Rates To Increase

Mountain View City Council unanimously agreed to raise sanitation rates by 51.3-percent as recommended by Communities Unlimited, an outside company that conducted a rate study for Mountain …

County Employee Raises Likely

Stone County’s budget for 2023 will likely include raises for all employees based on discussion of current and projected finances by officials at last week’s regular quorum court …

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 …
Sports

Rural Special Girls Win

Rural Special’s Kylan Stevens is challenged by a Shirley defender during last week’s Tuesday night matchup, which the Lady Rebels came from behind to win 49-39. Stevens led the team with …
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 …

New School Year Begins

Students at the three campuses in Mountain View School District started the 2022-23 school year Aug. 15.  Pictured are kindergartners at Rural Special Elementary. - Photo by Lori Freeze from …
Events

Stone County Fair

See the Sept. 7 issue for Stone County Fair coverage, including photos from the pageants, midway, livestock shows and more. 

Features
A bee works the blooms of a crepe myrtle at First Baptist Church in Mountain View. From the Aug. 3 issue.
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
At the recent meeting of the Dogs of Dustlandia committee, I was invited to speak about the ancient ones who have crossed the rainbow bridge. Oral traditions are important since dogs have no thumbs …
My mailbox lately has been flooded with campaign mail. A few days ago, there was one I found particularly offensive so I tore it up and threw it in the garbage, mumbling incoherently about all the …
As a young teacher, I remember sitting in faculty meetings watching the veteran teachers as they occasionally raised their heads to cast a withering stare over the top of their glasses. Usually …
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 …