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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu December 18, 2014
PHOTO BY: Robin Richards/Contributing Photographer

Members of the Christmas Caroling Troupe pose for a group photo. From left are Robert Gillahan and his wife, Mary, of Mountain View; Marion Spear of Fox; Pam Setser of Mountain View; Patti Long of Mountain View; Abby Spinks of Pleasant Grove; Bryan McClung of Mountain View; and Ron Haynes of Shirley.

Caverns provide unique Christmas-music experience

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. Is it OK to start playing “Carol of the Bells” before the Thanksgiving feast, or should we as a society agree to keep “Silver Bells” silent until the turkey leftovers are put away? These debates spring up between friends and families every year, and if nothing else, the discussions emphasize the impact of the music that accompanies this season. When the Christmas music is finally turned on — whether before or after T... READ MORE

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...

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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.

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Beebe Fill the Truck Toy and Coat Drive to benefit Angel Tree program By ANGELA SPENCER

BEEBE — During the holidays, the word “angel” brings up a variety of images. For some, a Christmas angel is a figurine that sits at the top of a Christmas tree. For others, it is a child taking part in a Christmas play at church.

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Several local schools celebrate Community College Work$ Week By ANGELA SPENCER

A college education can be an important part of a student’s life, and those benefits bleed over into the community as students graduate and become skilled laborers in the local workforce. To highlight the importance of how local community colleges play into that cycle, Gov. Mike Beebe declared Dec. 1-5 as Community College Work$ Week.

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Several local schools celebrate Community College Work$ Week By ANGELA SPENCER

A college education can be an important part of a student’s life, and those benefits bleed over into the community as students graduate and become skilled laborers in the local workforce. To highlight the importance of how local community colleges play into that cycle, Gov. Mike Beebe declared Dec. 1-5 as Community College Work$ Week.

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10-year-old named Volunteer of the Year in Heber Springs By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — Mason Harris is the youngest Volunteer of the Year the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce has ever had — by decades. Just 10, he’s also the youngest ambassador in the program’s history.

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