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Fire Claims Historic Residence

A historic residence known as the Doc Monroe Place on Highway 14 just west of St. James was destroyed by fire March 21.

Fatal Crash Investigated

Arkansas State Police and local officers are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Herpel Road that took the life of 25-year-old Blake Brown of Mountain View Wednesday around 5:45 p.m.

Arkansas Folk Festival Set April 16-17

After being postponed and then cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 58th Arkansas Folk Festival is set next month, April 16-17.
Features

Basketball Championship Delights Former Player

When the game clock ticked zero giving the Rural Special Lady Rebels their first state basketball championship earlier this month, the spirit of an 89-year-old fan back in Fox was sitting on the bench with a great sense of satisfaction.

'Snow Man' Enjoys Helping Public

Daryl Pitts has snow in his blood. These days, you might even call him the snow man. ARDOT’s area maintenance supervisor for Stone County is a second-generation road-crew worker who remembers the long hours his father would put in to past weather-related events like those county residents are now experiencing.

Elma Wilson Celebrates 95th Birthday

Elma Wilson of Timbo celebrated her 95th birthday Jan. 23. She celebrated at her home with her two sisters and brother and other close family. Instead of a traditional party, family and friends gave her a birthday parade, riding through the yard holding signs, with horns honking, and a siren blaring.
Sports
Softball Team 1-2 For Week

Mountain View High School softball team played three games last week, winning one.

Rural Special Lady Rebels Win State Title The Rural Special Lady Rebels overcame a case of nerves and poor shooting in the first half to outscore the Norfork Lady Panthers 34-19 in the second half and take a 48-40 win for the school’s …
Lady Rebels Earn Trip to Class 1A Final The Rural Special Lady Rebels will compete for the Class 1A State Basketball Championship this Thursday in Hot Springs following Monday morning’s 56-53 semifinal victory over Viola.
Business
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.

Laser Procedures Available In Town Mountain View Eye Care now offers laser eye procedures at the clinic, saving patients time and travel in attaining two common treatments. Two procedures – selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and YAG capsulotomy – are used to treat glaucoma and to remove tissue that sometimes becomes cloudy following cataract surgery.
Alcohol Permit Requested 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.
Opinion
In 1963, someone decided it would be a dandy idea launching a down-home festival. They were right.
If the opportunity passes us by, we will have only ourselves to blame. It was right there in front of us in plain view on the calendar for 148 years.
As was (and is) the case with many hardworking families in rural America, a big part of my ancestry comes from Ireland, and from the UK - not people of distinction, mind you. Just hardworking folks who came to the US looking for new opportunities, and the chance to fulfill some dreams. It is the essence of America, I believe. This welcoming national spirit on which our country was founded.
It happens every year at the end of basketball season – a painful empathy for players as their seasons come to a close.
One of the things an outsider coming into Mountain View learns quickly is that music is serious business around here. There are especially strong opinions about the purest forms of music that define folk culture.
Music, Arts, Crafts
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.

Artisans Welcome Visitors The regular three-day tour of participating artists’ private studios on the 2020 Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour was canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some of the …
Arkansas Craft School Gala Arkansas Craft School board members Mike Engle and Jamie Murawski conduct the live auction at the ACS's 10th annual Gala held Nov. 21 at the Ozark Folk Center Skillet Restaurant. County Judge Stacey …