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  1. Local High School Football Practice

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    August 13, 2010 by wcobserver

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  2. Skater Wins Bronze at National Championships

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    August 13, 2010 by wcobserver

    No signs of slowing at 55 By Susan McCarthy West Fork-A local quad roller skater has won a bronze medal at the 2010 USA Roller Sports Speed Skating National Championships in Lincoln Nebraska. Donald Green, of West Fork and a member of the NWA Rink Rats Speed Team, skated three races to earn third place in the grand veteran’s division during the annual competition that was held July 4-10.  Green earned his winning score after skating in the 500 meter, 300 meter and 700 meter quad races. Green said he placed third in the 500, but got a slow start in the 300 meter race. “I got a slow start and was next to the last.  I skated my guts out and got third, “said Green in a recent interview. He went on to also place third in the 700 meter race and was awarded a bronze medal. Green, 55, who owns Don’s Auto Body in West Fork, said he began skating after he turned 50.  He said he began skating as a way to improve his physical fitness and ended up losing 50 pounds during his first year of skating.  Green first started by skating two and a half …

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  3. Greenland’s El Camino Real

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    August 13, 2010 by wcobserver

    As the days grow hotter and the leaves and grass dwindle into what ole timers call the “dog days of summer” we at the Observer are still searching for the next restaurant that we can feature in our weekly dining guide. Which is what brings us to the “EL Camino Real” at 201 Main Street/Bus Hwy. 71 in Greenland.

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  4. Screen Time Addiction

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    August 10, 2010 by wcobserver

    You almost have to be living in a shoe box not to be a part of the electronic age.  The electronic revolution has happened in a compressed time frame, in less than 25 years.  We have columnists in their 80’s who can tap out a column and email it; they download photos and provide computer tips.  Electronics has changed conversation forever and it is more apparent in young America than anywhere else.  No one is disconnected; the mind never rests.  People sit in silence, yet there is never a quiet moment. Gone is handwriting; it’s all about keyboarding.  The art of letter writing…nearly extinct…140 characters can say it all in a “tweet.”  Forget about calling; texting is the way to go.  Facebook is a must.  If you get a lull in the moment, plug in your ear buds and listen to a podcast, or read an e-book.  Unwind tonight with some good television screen time while your kids play video games in the room down the hall.  Who has time for a meeting; just email your team member three cubicles down and ask when their work on the project will be done.  No need to learn to spell…lol. It’s a …

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  5. Lee Kidder Celebrates 80th Birthday and 50th Wedding Anniversary

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    August 10, 2010 by wcobserver

    By Jean Collins Congratulations, Lee. You made it!  In July, 2010, Lee Kidder, of Winslow, celebrated 80 years of life and 50 years of marriage.  Eighty years is 29,200 days; 700,800 hours and 42,046,000 minutes. Fifty years of marriage equals four wives, lots of martinis, and enough memories to last a lifetime. Lee Kidder was born on July 15th, 1930, in Anthony, New Mexico.  At the ripe old age of 10, his family got out of the cotton farming business and bought a 90-acre farm on Highway 16 West near Double Springs Road in Washington County where his parents, Clem and Pearl lived for thirty-eight  years. Lee has many memories of farming, some of them are pleasant.  He remembers riding his pony into Fayetteville for Boy Scouts, and attending the Church of Christ with his mother.  Lee attended University High School in Fayetteville and received an outstanding education from university faculty members.   In high school, Lee played ping pong at the Boys Club with Silas Hunt.  Mr. Hunt was the first African-American admitted to the University of Arkansas Law School. Mr. Hunt was allowed to attend classes at the University but was required sit outside in the hallway while …

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  6. Abuse Sparks Support from Biker Group

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    August 10, 2010 by wcobserver

    The Bikers Against Child Abuse made their third visit to West Fork in the past two weeks. They didn’t come to ride the roads — they had mission. Half of the 70 Northwest Arkansas chapter members of BACA, turned out Thursday night on 17 motorcycles to do what they call a “level four intervention.”

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  7. Rural Water Project Gets Final Funding

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    August 8, 2010 by wcobserver

    Southeast Washington County residents will only have to haul water for a few more years after the Rural Development Authority was allotted $9 million in federal and state funding, according to a Monday announcement by County Judge Marilyn Edwards.

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