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Main Street Bridge

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July 18, 2014 by Steve Winkler

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Main Street Bridge, also known as Arkansas Highway 170 bridge in West Fork, Washington County, Arkansas.  

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Outsiders Get Foot in the Door

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July 13, 2014 by Steve Winkler

–Washington County Observer Editorial– The July city council meeting didn’t produce a sea change but there may have been, maybe, possibly a slight change in the breeze. Victory is way too strong a word, but opposition group momentum was evident at the meeting when three policy issues were addressed.  It was a welcome change.

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Editorial: Cost of a Well-Informed Citizenry

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July 13, 2014 by Steve Winkler

- The Observation Post – by Steve Winkler July marked the second month that a West Fork city council meeting was made available to anybody, anywhere, anytime. Video technology and the internet have opened up the proceedings in city hall to anyone who wishes to be a witness to their city government conducting business.

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Library Installs Memorial Statuary

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July 10, 2014 by Steve Winkler

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-Special to the Observer by Jane Bryant- In memory of volunteers, John Gilbreath and Paul Libor, the Master Gardeners of West Fork recently installed a new statuary in the library rain garden. Along with members of the community and Friends of the

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Observer Hosts Fest Booth

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July 6, 2014 by Steve Winkler

The Washington County Observer will continue its tradition of keeping south Washington County residents informed about the local political scene by sponsoring a booth at this year’s annual West Fest event. The booth will be made available to candidates and ballot issues at the state, county and municipal level. There is no charge for individuals or groups to display literature, pamphlets and flyers. The Observer will display a West Fork ward map along with copies of two upcoming ballot initiatives. One to dissolve the Water Commission and bring it into city elective control and the other to establish Ward Elections in West Fork which would provide that aldermen are elected by the people living in their ward rather than the current city-wide aldermen elections. Copies of the ordinances for both issues will be available for citizen review. West Fest is September 13-14. Come have some fun and stop by our booth. Here are some photos of past West Fests: This could be the future of West Fest:

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Parks Picks New Boss

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June 24, 2014 by Steve Winkler

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New director named for West Fork Parks Department -Special to the Observer- by Brian Bowerman, Park Commission Chairman West Fork, AR – After an exhaustive search and interview process lasting more than two months, the West Fork Parks Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of a new director of the parks department.  On June 21, the commission unanimously voted to hire Chad Harrison to be employed as the Director of the West Fork Parks Department.  The commission received over twenty applications for the vacancy and conducted five personal interviews prior to hiring Harrison.

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Club Cleans Historic Cemetery

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June 16, 2014 by Steve Winkler

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-Special to the Observer from Beverly Simpson- winslow.museum@yahoo.com WINSLOW 4-H CLUB CLEANS ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CEMETERY The Winslow 4-H Club spent a couple of hours on a Saturday morning in April cleaning the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cemetery in Winslow. The group raked leaves and cleaned up sticks and other debris from the historic site. Those present were Gauge and Caleb Jorgenson, Sagely, Sierra, and Sicily Burnett, Isaac and Sierra Stansell, Charlotte Donaldson, and Zana Raymo. Several adults also helped. All of this was done in partnership with the Winslow Museum.

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