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At some point during the last year, we dedicated serious space on the Leader’s editorial page to bringing a clearer picture to what social media is, and what it is not. Maybe an editorial, maybe … more
“We’re all just walking each other home.” ~ Ram Dass Most people I know on a casual level believe I’m a risk-taker who makes decisions flying by the seat of my pants, driven by emotion, … more
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” -Proverbs 29:8 For the most part, we are a culture of do-overs and second chances until we get whatever it is we’re doing right. But a few … more
After being cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Stone County Fair returns this year. Events are set to take place Sept. 13-18 at the Stone County Fairgrounds in Mountain … more
It hasn’t happened yet, but it will. As surely as biscuits love gravy, the morning will soon come. I’ll do the same thing as every other morning stepping out onto the front porch with a cup of … more
Over time, I’ve redefined the mark at which I transitioned from a young, or middle-aged, guy to an older man in life’s later seasons. Marking my 30th birthday was the first occasion. Oh, how … more
Any writer who tells you he/she hasn’t been influenced by some other writer isn’t telling the truth or is completely unaware of their surroundings. When others ask me this question, the … more
Our life is a series of seasons, distinct, observable, times from which we learn and grow and evolve the people we are. Each of us is the sum of our seasons. There are seasons of maturity, seasons … more
It happens two, maybe three times a week. Every. Single. Week. Maybe in a Walmart aisle. A guy who recently bought a chicken coop from me looked once, then twice, before he said it. Most recently, … more
COVID-19 resurgence with a new variant virus is pushing area hospital facilities to maximum lengths as medical staff grow weary in year two of a pandemic that shows no signs of disappearing … more
Mountain View School Board took several personnel actions and accepted bids on the district’s bank CDs and parking lot resurfacing during a special meeting July 28. Following a short … more
After much discussion and some disagreements, Mayor Roger Gardner agreed to get a legal opinion from an attorney concerning the city’s food truck ordinance. Gardner said an Arkansas … 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
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
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