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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun December 21, 2014
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Ginny McSpadden, left, and Rebecca Ford are both set to retire from the Centennial Bank branch in Mountain View at the end of the year, after a combined 75 years of service at the bank.

Mountain View bankers reflect on small-town ties, changes before retirement

MOUNTAIN VIEW — In 1970, Mountain View had a population of 1,866. The now-famed Ozark Folk Center had not yet opened, but the community was preparing for it through the Ozark Foothills Crafts Guild. A postage stamp cost only 6 cents, and a gallon of milk sold for an average of $1.32. Now, many aspects of the community noticeably differ from that time. Prices are higher, faces have changed, and many residents and businesses have moved out of or into town. Just ask Rebecca Ford and Ginny McSpadden, who are set to retire at the end of the year. The women both said working 30 t... READ MORE

Deer-auto accidents a problem, but expected to decline at end of year By MORGAN ACUFF

This time of year is a peak period for deer-auto collisions. Though reports of these accidents place Arkansas in the top quarter of the United States for such crash risks, these projections are inherently low because of the number of crashes that are not reported, according to a press release from State Farm.

Caverns provide unique Christmas-music experience By ANGELA SPENCER

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Music is an important part of the holiday season. In November, some toe the line regarding when is acceptable to break out the Christmas tunes.

Quitman couple buys car for waitress in Branson By ANGELA SPENCER

QUITMAN — Vacation is often a time to relax and not have to worry about anything, but many vacationers remain on alert for ways they can be a blessing to others. Sometimes that can mean giving a couple of dollars to someone in need. Sometimes it can mean providing a generous tip for a hardworking waitress. For one couple, taking several weeks of shopping for and purchasing a car was not too much trouble to be a blessing for someone they...

Local Salvation Army recruiting volunteer red-kettle bell ringers By ANGELA SPENCER

CABOT — As holiday shoppers head to the stores this month, one recognizable sound will ring out above the crowds. No one questions what the bell means, and a quick glance toward the door of the store will yield the familiar sight of a bell ringer with a red vest standing next to a red kettle for donations.