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  1. BAT-O-RAMA Weekend

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    June 23, 2010 by wcobserver

    Harry Harnish By Rebekah Spurlock, Interpreter This weekend marks the 21st annual celebration of Devil’s Den State Park’s favorite flying mammal – the bat! These small, often misunderstood creatures are actually of great importance and benefit to us all. The bats of Devil’s Den State Park, including the tricolor bat, the big brown bat, and the endangered Indiana and Ozark Big-eared bats are all nocturnal insectivores. These bats are capable of eating thousands of pesky insects a night! Not only do they eat those pesky mosquitoes and gnats, but every night they also eat hundreds of moths that lay thousands of hungry, hungry caterpillars that want to eat our food! Throughout the world, bats are also responsible for helping to repopulate the rain forest by depositing seeds in rich guano as well as helping scientist and doctors learn how to create an anti-coagulant that has helped heart and stroke victims! Surprised? Well, be amazed at the variety and beauty of the very special creatures this weekend at Devil’s Den State Park. The weekend’s activities include the return of Batman Harry Harnish. Harnish will be sharing his aptly named program, “Batty Travels,”  on Friday evening at 8:45 pm at the amphitheater. …

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  2. Greenland Mini-Mart

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    June 23, 2010 by wcobserver

    Our crew at the Washington County Observer has to wear many hats; we all do a little bit of something that may not fall within a traditional “job description.” But this week, we’re embarking on a new mission — to eat our way through South Washington County this summer.  We’re going to try some places that maybe you didn’t know existed and let you in on all of the dining secrets that are hidden in our hills.  Our caloric journey began last week on Hwy 71 South in Greenland and our goal is to eat our way to Mountainburg.  Tough job, I know, but someone has to do it! A Winning Lunch Our city reporter, Delcie Kincaid, stopped by the office the other day with a delicious looking Frito Pie that sent us straight to the Greenland Mini Mart to check out their lunch menu.  Locals already know that they serve lunch, but if you haven’t been, it’s a good, fast and inexpensive lunch.   And, how many places can you buy lunch and a lottery ticket? The Greenland Mini-Mart is a convenience store located on Hwy 71 South across from Greenland High School and is nestled between a carwash …

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  3. Salvage Work Begins on Washed Out Bridge

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    June 23, 2010 by wcobserver

    Timing Coincides with Watershed Clean-Up

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