Features

Skip Thomas Undertakes 'Projects of the Heart'

Skip Thomas is living out a quiet, creative life these days in Mountain View. Semi-retired now at 66, Thomas works only on “projects of the heart.” Some are funded, most are not. He …
Top News

County Fair To Be Held Sept. 13-18

After being cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Stone County Fair returns this year. Events are set to take place Sept. 13-18 at the Stone County Fairgrounds in Mountain …

C-19 Virus Surge Pushes Medical Facilities to Max

COVID-19 resurgence with a new variant virus is pushing area hospital facilities to maximum lengths as medical staff grow weary in year two of a pandemic that shows no signs of disappearing …

Council Presses For Legal Opinions On Vendor Ordinance

After much discussion and some disagreements, Mayor Roger Gardner agreed to get a legal opinion from an attorney concerning the city’s food truck ordinance. Gardner said an Arkansas …
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 …

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 …

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.
Music, Arts, Crafts
Art Is Life's Purpose for Lisa Crews

Making art was never an option for potter and contemporary folk artist Lisa Crews. “Creating art has been my purpose since I was a young girl when I realized this is what I am good at, this …

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.
Opinion
“We’re all just walking each other home.” ~ Ram Dass Most people I know on a casual level believe I’m a risk-taker who makes decisions flying by the seat of my pants, driven by emotion, …
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” -Proverbs 29:8 For the most part, we are a culture of do-overs and second chances until we get whatever it is we’re doing right. But a few …
It hasn’t happened yet, but it will. As surely as biscuits love gravy, the morning will soon come. I’ll do the same thing as every other morning stepping out onto the front porch with a cup of …
Over time, I’ve redefined the mark at which I transitioned from a young, or middle-aged, guy to an older man in life’s later seasons. Marking my 30th birthday was the first occasion. Oh, how …
Any writer who tells you he/she hasn’t been influenced by some other writer isn’t telling the truth or is completely unaware of their surroundings. When others ask me this question, the …
Sports
Lady Rebel Team Receives Rings

Rural Special senior girl basketball players received their state champion rings last Thursday, with Principal Junior Barham saying it was a well-deserved honor that he wished could have been …

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.