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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
Duane Porterfield had no idea about the set of events he’d put into motion when he took a dusty old instrument off the wall at The Dulcimer Shoppe in Mountain View this spring. more
The boards are set. Pieces in place. Chairs set face-to-face. There won’t be a lot of popcorn or soda, just studious expressions and hesitant hands that reach for one piece, then draw back, … more
Jean Speake knows how to make the most of retirement. She has traveled the world but also served her adopted community of Mountain View in 24 years of residence. She and her husband Paul moved to … more
No one really knows how friends Bonnie Cartwright and Merle Richardson got acquainted, but for them it’s enough to just say “we’ve known each other forever.” When one is age 95 and the other just three months younger, that’s a long time. more
Larry Sutton will give up his seat on the school bus this fall for the first time in more than four decades. Riding the bus until he graduated high school in 1975 and then driving the same route … more
Keith Branscum of Fifty Six has been involved in farming virtually all his life, having started helping feed his family’s cattle, hogs and chickens at age 6. more
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. more
Joanie Howell has been hired as executive director of the Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce and is busy acclimating herself to the new role and at the same time planning for the 58th Arkansas Folk Festival next month, one of the organization’s major events. more
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. more
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. more
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