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For professionals in the news business, a big part of our life is about stories. A newspaper pretty much has two components -- advertising by both local businesses and individuals selling this or … more
The concrete portion of the downtown sidewalk project was completed last week with accessible ramps added to the east (above) and west ends. Orange barrels mark lcoations where street lights will … 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
Regarding COVID-19 protocol at school this fall, “nothing is off the table,” according to Assistant Supt. Mark Rush. This includes mask wearing or a return to all-virtual school, … more
After more discussion concerning food trucks during its regular meeting last week, the Mountain View City Council agreed to get an opinion from the city’s attorney and the municipal league … 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
Here’s one of the secrets to good gardening. All the good farmers know this. Don’t wait to water your crop until it’s all wilted and stressed. Water your crop to prevent it from becoming … more
Automatically viewing mobile food vendors (food trucks) as a negative for our community is so last-century. In the late 1980s, there were problems with a few of the mobile food vendors who pulled … more
A reconnection. Oddly, after a year of living here pretty much full time, that’s what Stone County has given me. A reconnection to the person I ran from, but always was, and always will … more
It was canning season and my teacher-mom, off for the summer 1974, was learning to make pickles. My grandmother had given her something called a pressure cooker, and a lesson or two in how to use … 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
With bids to build a new county jail exceeding the budget by more than $3.5 million, local officials are looking to model a jail design used in Greene County 10 years ago. Construction managers, … more
I’m a mass media guy, so for better or worse, I spend time on social media. Anyone who’s not drawn to the ability to communicate with thousands of people at the touch of a button doesn’t love … more
The newly formed recreation committee agreed to move forward with hiring a leak detection company to check for leaks on the pool at the Stone County Recreation Complex. more
Two local restaurant owners addressed the Mountain View City Council at last week’s meeting regarding food trucks and other mobile food vendors. more
On the fourth of July, I’ll be an official one-year resident of Stone County, Arkansas. I love it here, and honestly never imagined I’d love it so much. But I will tell you, there is always a … more
Local health officials and other organized efforts tracking COVID-19 cases across Arkansas now say Stone County is at “high risk” for infection, and they point to the county’s low … 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
Mountain View School Board approved a few personnel policy changes June 14, including new classroom surveillance policies that were adopted with a 5-2 vote.Supt. Brent Howard explained that cameras … more
I spent the first 14 years in fear of my Dad. Then, invested most of my energy the next four, planning and anticipating that glorious day I’d walk away from him. And the next 25 years, I … more
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