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A 2017 law that shifted the first hurdle of “private club” status approval to local governments is getting its first test before Stone County’s governing body. more
Excel Boats has settled into its new building and anticipates an expansion in both workforce and production as a result of the much-needed extra space. Owned by Stone County, the new facility was … more
With the growing age of Baby Boomers, the need for home health and personal care is at an all-time high in the United States. Fortunately, many options are available for Stone County residents who … more
Ben Brown has been affiliated with the insurance business since the 1970s and has stepped down as district manager for Farmer’s Insurance, a position he held for 34 years. He was surprised with a … more
Karissa Shambarger, 2019 president of the Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce, addresses attendees of the annual Chamber Banquet April 5. Photos of award recipients are in the April 10, 2019 … more
Work is underway on a new building for Stone County Insurance. Mountain View Planning and Zoning Department had a fairly slow first quarter but issued permits for three significant commercial … more
A herd of bison grazes contentedly in a field along creekbottom land in western Stone County, seemingly at home in an area that is relatively new to them but historically may have been native range … more
By Lana Mason At only 20 years old, Brady Rider is the youngest person in Arkansas to complete the plumber apprenticeship program and earn his master plumbers license. While still in high school at … more
Late-season cold snaps frustrate residents who are eager for spring weather, but they have financial implications for local crop producers. Certain crops can be covered and protected from frost … more
Mountain View Eye Care has relocated to its new facility at Case Commons Drive just off Highway 14 East. Among other features in the expanded space, the new office offers a larger optical area for … more
Stone County Judge Stacey Avey received word Monday that the county has been approved for a $1 million grant to help construct an 18,000-square-foot building to be leased to Excel Boats for an … more
A recent development in the pharmacy industry has local pharmacists very concerned, both for their own livelihood and their ability to serve the patients they have come to know and care for. A … more
Tom Everett's construction crew works to frame a new drive-through beverage shop that began taking shape Jan. 19 at the previous car wash location between Main and Jackson Streets west of the … more
Best Drug is open in its new location at 100 Case Commons drive, across from Shorty's BBQ. The store is offering an expanded line of general merchandise. From the Dec. 13, 2017 issue. more
The Arkansas Century Farm program honors farms that have been owned and operated by one family for at least 100 years. Typically passed down from one generation to another, it’s not often that one … more
Mountain View’s Christmas Committee hopes to have permanently solved the problems of securing a cut Christmas tree on the courtsquare each season by obtaining a live Nigra Arborvitae tree, which … more
Lynn Smith rides his antique John Deere tractor during the tractor parade Saturday kicking off Agriculture Appreciation Day at the Stone County Fairgrounds. See more photos in the Sept. 27, 2017 … more
Two ordinances establishing funding authorization and an account for the $1.55 million expansion of the Excel Boat Factory in Mountain View were adopted by the Stone County Quorum Court Thursday … more
A second boat factory has been proposed for Mountain View and could be under construction this year if land is secured soon. Mark Bauerlein told the Stone County Quorum Court July 13 he intends to … more
Starting 30 years ago with just 27 acres and one chicken house, Larry Musick has built his farm at Timbo into an impressive operation encompassing over 2,600 acres and more than 470 head of cattle. … more
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