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County Addresses Overtime Issue

An ordinance designed to address the problem of excessive overtime and comp time for county jail staff was discussed and approved by the Stone County Quorum Court at its regular meeting April …

City Agrees To Increase Fees

Mountain View City Council has agreed to the water and sewer department’s proposal to increase fees for line taps, meter deposits, service calls and other items. Department Superintendent …
Schools

School District Millage Restructure Requested

During a meeting Feb. 21, the board voted to seek public approval to restructure its current millage - a move that would not change the millage rate or affect taxes in any way. It would, however, …
Sports

T-Ball Action

A t-ball game between teams sponsored by Meadows Ford and Townsend Healthcare is the subject of this week's photo page. This individual photo of Hadley Callahan appears on page 3 of the April 13 …

Football Day Camp Set April 30

A free youth football day camp is set for April 30 for the 3rd grade through the 12th grade at the Mountain View High School field house practice field. Eighth grade through 12th grade will be from …
Features
Pop-a-rif-ic Popcorn BallsIngredients3 quarts popped popcorn, unsalted1 (1-pound) package marshmallows1/4 cup butter or margarineCandies, nuts (optional) DirectionsPlace popped popcorn in a large …
Avis Farris has been at her job at Timbo School for five decades and has no immediate plans to give up a job she enjoys. School staff honored the long-time aide with a surprise reception March 14 but …
Business

Farmer's Market Meeting Well Attended

Nearly 20 potential vendors attended a public meeting last week to discuss organizing a farmer’s market in Mountain View. Extension agent Tyler Caston and prospective vendor TIm Dryden …

Opinion
Watching all the fresh-faced, excited and happy graduates on Saturday was enjoyable. I was able to maintain an attitude free of cynicism for the entire day. As these young adults expressed their …
“If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.” Author Lois Wyse is credited with the phrase I’ve heard for so many years, but have come to …
Once a year or so our staff expounds on the importance of public notices (called “legal notices” in our pages). This usually is in response to an effort at the state legislature to remove …
Music, Arts, Crafts

20th Annual Bluegrass Festival Set

The Mountain View Bluegrass Association announced plans to host its 20th Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival at the Ozark Folk Center Mar. 10th, 11th, and 12th at the state park’s 1,000-seat music …