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Bull Shoals, Big Flat voters decide mayoral races in runoff
The votes are in! Voters in Bull Shoals elected Michael Savu over incumbent Mayor David Nixon. Savu earned 342 votes while Nixon earned 313 votes. In Big Flat, incumbent Mayor Glenda Wiseman prevailed over Charles Schmitt, 21 to 7 votes. Bull Shoals and Big Flat had unique mayoral races this year, with each race having…
City council extends land lease, creates line item for public transit
After approving a three-month pilot program for North Arkansas Transportation Service (NATS) in October, Mountain Home City Council moved to approve the line item in the budget for the public transportation provider. The motion to create the line item carried, with only one dissenting vote. The dissenting vote was that of Councilwoman Paige Dillard Evans,…
The results are in! Local races wrap up, Sanders wins big
The votes are in, and it’s a historic day for Arkansas. Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders has won her election for Governor against Democrat Chris Jones. She is the first woman in Arkansas history to sit in the Governor’s seat. Sanders's victory for the night was called almost instantly after polls closed, and at the time…
No edition on Monday: The Observer to observe Labor Day
In observance of Labor Day, the Mountain Home Observer will not produce an edition on Monday, September 5. Fun bit of information: Labor Day has been celebrated for 140 years since 1882. It became a federal holiday in 1894. Summer is beginning to wind down and some already have their autumn and Halloween decorations out.…

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