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“Do a good turn daily” is the slogan of the Boy Scouts of America. Kaleb Tangen, 15, of Fairfield Bay did just that on Saturday when his Eagle Scout project culminated in the installation of a … more
A new quilt block with striking yellow features on a turquoise background was installed recently in Mountain View, bringing to 17 the number of quilt blocks on the Stone County Quilt Trail. The … more
Having just celebrated his 100th birthday, Lonnie Richardson continues to amaze folks with his good health and steadfast ways. Not only did he have three celebrations over the weekend, but he … more
“As long as you have ‘little willie’ in your pocket, you can do it.” This favorite saying of Edna Thatcher is a reference to willpower, something she credits for her life’s accomplishments, … more
For nearly 62 years Pat Balentine was the pianist at Fifty Six Baptist Church. She recently resigned from the position, making way for another piano player. Pat never played to be seen or praised by … more
Above, Shawn Ellis hands out souvenir bracelets at the watch party. Shawn Ellis’s secret is out. He’s a Forged in Fire Champion – winner of The Kachin Dao knife making challenge which aired on … more
Ten years ago Jose German (pronounced Her-MAHN) of Mountain View decided to start the process to become a United States Citizen, and after years of waiting, studying and taking tests, his dream came … more
While a big percentage of able-bodied men were overseas fighting during World War II, many women on the home front worked in defense plants building planes and equipment to help defeat the enemy. … more
Barking dogs, yowling cats, ringing phone and a line of folks at the front desk are business as usual at Nixon Animal Hospital, where Dr. William “Bill” Nixon has been seeing clients of all … more
A Confederate Memorial Service was held Saturday, April 29, at the Historic Cemetery of Mountain View, complete with a gun salute, bagpipes and bugle playing "Taps." The sun was shining, and the … more
Three new colorful quilt blocks sprang up across the county last week, bringing to 16 the number of quilt blocks on the Stone County Quilt Trail, which is the inaugural trail of … more
When she recently retired from the workforce after holding down a variety of jobs through the years and enjoying a 10-year stint at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, Donna Farar knew that with a … more
Pam Setser has been a music performer since age 5 and has used her stage presence and talent to help promote her hometown countless times both professionally and as a volunteer. “All I’ve ever … more
Bob Roper of Onia is not sure what drew him to the field of auctioneering, but he has been doing it since 1961. He’s mostly retired now, but still holds an occasional estate sale or conducts a … more
Published in the April 5, 2017 issue. more
Mountain View’s Stone Drive-In Theatre has remained virtually unchanged for more than 50 years, and movie-goers this season likely won’t notice much difference in their drive-in experience. … more
Although she is new to the job of a county Extension agent, Katie Frizzell believes she will be well suited as family and consumer sciences agent in Stone County. She has always wished for a career … more
Olen and Elma Wilson of Timbo have been married so long that details of their early life together can be difficult for them to recall. Olen, age 94, and Elma, 91, will celebrate their 70th … more
Mountain View native and longtime Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp took up his duties as chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court after being sworn into office on midnight Jan. 1 by Associate Justice … more
Four local artisans will be featured on upcoming episodes of “Handcrafted America,” which airs on Friday nights on the INSP channel. Owen Rein will be featured in the episode on Friday, Jan. 6; … more
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