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Happy Thanksgiving, Mountain Home! We give thanks to our great community!

Happy Thanksgiving, Mountain Home!

It’s that special time of the year when friends and family gather around the table to break bread and give thanks for the special moments in life.

In honor of this American tradition, the Mountain Home Observer will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Our news coverage will return bright and earlier on Monday.

Before the long weekend kicks in, I’d like a quick moment to say what I am thankful for this year.

If someone had told me five years ago that I would have been able to launch my own newspaper, I would have most likely laughed. But here we are, and I couldn’t be more thankful for this opportunity.

I’ve learned a lot about the news industry over the past year and have tackled my fair share of difficult challenges while trying to find my place as a journalist and small business owner. Both Alison and I have had some big triumphs this year, as well as some big failures.

It’s a learning process!

That said, none of this would have been possible without the generous people in this community. Our subscribers and readers are our lifeblood, and we thank each of you for joining and sticking with us on this journey.

I’d also like to thank the City of Mountain Home, Baxter County, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, and Mountain Home Public Schools for continuing to work with us even in the face of difficult stories.  

We hope that everyone in town has a good Thanksgiving! See you on Monday.

Where to eat for Thanksgiving

There will be a couple of places open to eat this Thanksgiving.

Cove Coffee will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday for those needing a coffee fix. Rio Burrito and Jamie’s will also open their doors on Thanksgiving.

For those looking for a community dinner, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3183 and Hoevel-Barnett VFW Post 1341 will host Thanksgiving meals.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles will open its doors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be serving food until they run out. The order can be found at 3183, 49 AR Hwy. 178 S. This meal is free.

Hoevel-Barnett VFW Post 1341 will open its doors from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. They will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal that includes 40 cooked turkeys and homemade desserts. The Post is located at 206 Central Blvd. The cost of the meal is a simple donation.

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