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  1. Art Camp

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    August 4, 2010 by wcobserver

    Staff Photographer Brooke McNeely Galligan Sarah Blackard, 10, works on her watercolor painting with other local children Monday on the first day of Ozark Folkways Kids Art Camp in Winslow. The students will spend all week making different art projects and will be displaying them in an art show Friday at 11:30 at Ozark Folkways right off Arkansas 71.

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  2. Childcare Center Sues Former Employee

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    August 4, 2010 by wcobserver

    Secretary Arrested for Theft By Delcie Kincaid A former employee of Growing God’s Kingdom, a preschool in West Fork, turned herself in to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office July 23 after a warrant was issued for her arrest on charges of theft of property. The owners of GGK, Justin and Marsha Harris, filed a lawsuit July 15 against Kimberly Crabtree,33, for fraud. In the lawsuit, the Harrises maintain Crabtree had taken tuition money, taken sign-in/sign-out sheets, misrepresented payroll and had taken insurance premiums without paying for them. The lawsuit shows Crabtree defrauded GGK out of at least $667 while the Harrises estimated the loss to be between $10,000-$15,000. According to the warrant affidavit, Crabtree has been accused of felony theft of property from GGK. Theft of property is a Class C felony if the value of the property is for more than $500 and less than $2500. Crabtree, listed from Ainsworth,Nebraska, turned herself in at 9:11 a.m. after the warrant was issued on July 22. She was released at 10:41 a.m. on $2,500 bond. According to the police report, Crabtree had been an employee at GGK from September 2008 through April 2010. Justin Harris said he was unable to comment …

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  3. Mikey’s One Stop in Winslow

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    August 4, 2010 by wcobserver

    By Steve “Fats” Winkler Some of our city cousins might give a little chuckle at our paper’s dining guide review of places with names like “mini-mart” or “one stop.”  But let’s remember where we are; south Washington County is part of what is proudly referred to as rural America. Efficiency matters, it’s a long way to town. So rural merchants learned years ago how to best serve their customers. In days past that meant the general store or mercantile, livery stable and boarding house all in one location. Today it means gas and diesel, propane, a few groceries and picnic supplies and if you’re lucky a good meal can all be had at one business location.  And in Winslow that business is Mikey’s One Stop. Located on scenic Hwy 71 in Winslow,  Mikey’s is owned by Mike and Teresa Thomas and is the only place between Greenland and Mt. Gaylor that has it all, but it’s the dining were interested in here. The clean and comfortable four-table dining area is adjacent to the steam table and deli case. If you are so inclined you can pull up to the “loafers table,” not to be confused with the “gossip bench” which …

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