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Steel shipments arrive for the Mountain Home Community and Aquatic Center
Construction on Mountain Home's Community and Aquatic Center is moving forward, with structural steel for the buildings already being delivered, Mayor Hillrey Adams told the Mountain Home Observer on Monday. "The structural steel is being delivered now and between close of business on Wednesday. On Thursday, we'll be pouring a gymnasium floor," Adams said. "And…
Baxter County Strong! Tornado fundraiser raises over $70,000 for local victims
The recent fundraiser for Baxter County tornado victims has shattered expectations, raising over $70,000, Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams said on Monday. "We're going to actually bust, as of today, we're going to break the $70,000 barrier," Adams said. "That's a great day." The fundraiser, held on Friday, consisted of a smoked chicken lunch and…
Six applicants emerge in MHPS search for new school board member, Pendergrass offers to fill seat until voters can choose
The Mountain Home Public School Board has received six applications for the seat left vacant by Bob Chester's resignation last month. The applicants include a mix of former educators, business leaders, and community members, each bringing unique perspectives and experiences to the table. Neal Pendergrass, the school district’s longest serving board member in history, has…
Roth cites age as reason for leaving fire protection board, Albright discusses no vote on replacement
Former Gamaliel Fire Protection District Board Commissioner Wayne Roth has clarified that his resignation was not due to disagreements over a fire rescue boat for Lake Norfork, while Justice of the Peace Tink Albright has also shed light on the complex dynamics behind the recent board appointments. In separate interviews with the Mountain Home Observer,…
It’s time to eat! Fundraiser meal for tornado victims is today
In the latest local effort to help those in need, Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams is leading a community-wide fundraising campaign for victims of the May 26 tornado that struck Baxter County. The fundraiser, scheduled for today, aims to provide financial assistance to those impacted by the disaster, particularly residents who were uninsured or underinsured.…
Military Service Sisters expands hygiene program to Flippin High School
The Mountain Home chapter of Military Service Sisters is expanding its "Dignity for Little Sisters" program to include Flippin High School, marking the third local high school to benefit from the initiative aimed at providing free feminine hygiene products to students in need. Jami Huisjen Scott, Chapter Lead for the Mountain Home chapter, explained that…
Baxter Health, Fulton County Hospital to receive $4.3 million in funding through rural hospital program
Baxter Health is set to receive a boost to its operations, securing $1,835,647 as part of Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders' $9 million Rural Hospital Sustainability Program. The Rural Hospital Sustainability Program aims to bolster rural communities, enhance patient care, and preserve access to healthcare. "Rural healthcare is changing, and I'm proud to support these hospitals…

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