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Week in Review – Jan 1

Mother-daughter team find ‘happy place’ in Cotter market
Life often takes you places that you wouldn’t expect. One day, you’re a young Dallas teacher pursuing a lifelong career in education, and the next, you’re opening up Cotter’s first downtown market alongside your mother. And while the sudden shift in jobs might seem strange to some, that’s exactly what happened to Nicole Hatchet, the…

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Popular Mountain Home fish house damaged during early morning blaze
Fred’s Fish House, a popular Mountain Home restaurant, caught fire resulting in severe damage to the property during the early morning hours of Wednesday. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a fire from the restaurant’s automated fire alarm system and dispatched a deputy to confirm the fire at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday morning. Fire…

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Calico Rock singer remembers magical life in German Opera
Calico Rock’s Fredericka Silvey Johns’s life can only be summed up in one word – magical. As a young woman, she stood shoulder to shoulder with royalty, visited Europe’s grandest castles, and sang her heart out in front of thousands. She was a singer, dancer, and performer for some of Germany’s greatest opera houses. She…

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Coulter Celebration of Lights wraps up first Holiday season
Mountain Home’s Coulter Celebration of Lights volunteers and crew wrapped up the city’s first official Christmas light show and festival at Arkansas State University – Mountain Home’s campus Monday evening. To date, the show has had over 7500 cars drive through its gates despite being put together on short notice. The Sheid after the sun…

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New Mountain Home businesses seek to conquer city with extraordinary gifts
Mountain Home’s booming economy continues to grow as two new businesses, Wow Extraordinary Gifts and Conquer Fitness, celebrate their grand opening at North Town Plaza on Highway 5 North this Holiday season. Wow Extraordinary Gifts celebrated its launch with the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 9 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Since the grand…

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