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Billie Burnett – who many know as “Miss Billie” or simply “the sea shell lady” – turned 97 years old Feb. 9 and celebrated with relatives and friends at her home … more
Robbie Purdom presents the 2024 Distinguished Citizen Award to Connie and Kenneth Crymes March  14 at the Ozark Folk Center's Skillet Restaurant. See the March 20 issue for a  photo … more
A celebration of 150 years for the Hinkle cabin located at the Stone/Van Buren County line is scheduled for Saturday. The public is invited to the Hinkle Homestead Homecoming from 10 a.m. to … more
Juanita Hinkle celebrated her 100th birthday July 23 with a party at Flatwoods Baptist Church, where she has been a member since she was  a teenager. Read the full feature story and see … more
Farming is what Dayton McCarty has wanted to do since he was a little boy. “I never played sports,” he said. “I went with Dad everywhere.” Now, he and his family are … more
A longtime educator and current community volunteer, Frances Bullard, is being honored as this year’s Distinguished Citizen by the Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce. The award was … more
97-year-old Erwin York of Melrose comes from a musical family, and while he no longer fiddles regularly, he still dances every chance he gets. Erwin’s father, John York, was a fiddler, and … more
Stone County Medical Center Auxiliary members say their volunteer work is a very rewarding experience and that’s easy to believe when you realize three of the most active have logged thousands … more
A bee works the blooms of a crepe myrtle at First Baptist Church in Mountain View. From the Aug. 3 issue. more
Charles Vickers grew up in the woods of Bickle’s Cove off between Highways 5 and 14 south of Mountain View. Now in his retirement years, he devotes significant effort maintaining woodlands on … more
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 … more
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 … more
Fredrick Carl (Fred) Lancaster was born at home on the northeast corner of the square at Mountain View on November 10, 1931. He was the youngest of four children born to Fredrick Clarence and Cora … more
Judi Munn learned long ago that her life need not be lived in some predictable series of boxes, confined to a social structure that defined success.It’s a lesson she learned as a Peace Corps … more
Anyone who has Wayne Harlan’s contact information can shoot him a text or fire off a quick e-mail at 3:30 in the morning and have a reply by 4. That’s when Harlan’s day begins. … more
It started with an educated idea and a printer on a coffee table. Just two years later Zack Stewart is refining a business model that capitalizes on discovering needs through the power of social … more
After breakfast most days, Wanda Lea Ramsey Stewart, 87, gets on her side-by-side and sees about the cattle on the Richwoods farm that has been in her family for more than 150 years. On Aug. 9, … more
Even if you don’t know Joe Stewart personally, odds are that if you’ve driven Highway 9 South you’ve admired his garden just outside the sharp curve at Sugar Hill Road. He’s … more
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 … more
Jim Qualls retired 21 years ago. But he really means it this time. The long-time volunteer head of the Stone County Resource Council will step aside from his duties as truck driver, plumber, … more
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