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  1. Pies: Lazy Day Pie

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    November 24, 2010 by wcobserver

    1    8oz pkg cream cheese ½   cup sugar ½   cup milk 1      tsp. vanilla 2   tsp. lemon juice 1   5 oz whipped topping Cream the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add sugar.  Add milk, vanilla, and lemon juice until well blended.  Fold in whip topping.  Pour into 9 inch graham cracker crust. Or double ingredients and pour into 9 x 13 dish with graham cracker crust. Let stand in refrigerator at least 4 hours.

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  2. Pies: Dutch Apple Pie with a Twist

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    November 24, 2010 by wcobserver

    From Patty Baker 6 granny smith apples, peeled and quartered 1 c. sugar 2 T. flour 1 T. cinnamon ½ tsp. nutmeg ½ tsp. salt 1 c. sweetened condensed milk 2 prepared pie crusts Peel, quarter, and thinly slice apples. Mix dry ingredients, toss with apples and set aside for 15-20 minutes. Using a quiche pan, spread apples over bottom crust even with the edge. Cut the other crust into strips and weave a lattice top over the apples. Seal the edges with a fork. Bake for 50-60 minutes at 425 degrees. After 45 minutes, remove the pie from the oven and slowly pour milk over entire pie until no more will “take”. Return to the oven until golden brown. The milk will scald.

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  3. Strong Finish for Cross Country Runners

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    November 23, 2010 by wcobserver

    By Susan McCarthy  What they lack in numbers, they make up for in spirit and determination; both West Fork and Greenland had strong season finishes last Saturday at the 1-3A State Cross Country Meet in Rogers.  West Fork’s Jassa Ferrell finished fifth with a time of 21:49, a personal best for her in a 5K race, beating out 45 other runners to be named All-State.  “I was just excited,” said Jassa Ferrell. “My goal was to make All-State and I did that, to be in the top ten and I did that.”  On Oct. 25, Ferrell, a junior at West Fork High School, ran first in the district 1-3A conference high school girls’ race with a time of 22:56. Her coach and dad, David Ferrell said his daughter is the first high school girl in West Fork’s history to take top honors in cross country.  Ferrell is a cross country team of one; to compete as a team in cross country, schools must have a minimum of five runners, so she competes as an individual. This is Ferrell’s third year to compete as a cross-country runner, but doesn’t let the lack of a team slow her down.  “I feel like …

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  4. Winslow Approves Budget, Readies for Winter

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    November 23, 2010 by wcobserver

    By Annie McCormick   Winslow- The meeting was called to order; Mary Bromley read minutes from last meeting.  Motions to accept Minutes and Financial Statement were passed unanimously.Jerry Kidder submitted four examples of artwork for the December 11 Christmas Parade banner.  A cartoon squirrel will be the highlight of the banner and t-shirts.  There was discussion as to why the squirrel’s eyes were blue.  The Committee decided on a generic “Christmas Parade” for the message on the banner which will enable it to be used for multiple years and be more cost effective.  A motion to purchase the banner for a price under $200 passed unanimously.  It will be placed at the Pavilion. Council members discussed the planter beds in Peek Park and the situation with Fayetteville Animal Control. Velma Duncan asked if Winslow roads will be plowed if the snow is heavy this year.  Mayor Jarnagan replied that people do not like the snow being plowed into their yards.  If one street got plowed the city would have to plow all of the streets to be fair.  This idea has been discussed in previous years.  Mayor Jarnagan also said that “We’ve done okay for over 100 years…;” however, he would like to see Main Street and School Street plowed.  He …

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  5. Pies: Pumpkin Pie Cake

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    November 22, 2010 by wcobserver

    1 pkg. yellow cake mix ½ cup margarine 3 eggs 1 can pumpkin pie mix 2/3 cup milk ¼ cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon ¼  cup margarine Reserve 1 cup dry cake mix. Combine remaining mix with ½ cup margarine and 1 egg.  Press into lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan. With wire whip, mix the pumpkin pie mix, 2 eggs and milk. Pour over crust. Combine the 1 cup of dry cake mix with ¼ cup sugar, cinnamon and ¼ cup margarine. Sprinkle over filling and bake at 350  degrees for 35-40 minutes until pumpkin is set.

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  6. Viewing The World Through A Birder’s Binoculars

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    November 16, 2010 by wcobserver

    By Steve Winkler South Washington County is a diverse world. There are critters, large and small…reptiles, butterflies, and a cacophony of fin, fowl, flora and fauna. The land is abundant with geological formations, millions of years old buffs, and caves, deep ravines and rivers and springs. The region is alive, as well , with traces of early pioneers and of the carbon footprint of more recent settlers. Whether it’s natural history or human history in Washington County, Joseph C. Neal has probably written about it in articles, books, list serves and wherever readers go to satisfy their appetites for nature and historical writing, wit and life commentary (he has been a regular columnist in the Observer since we began).If you’ve lived in this area many years there’s a good chance you’ve seen Joe. Perhaps you wondered about the fellow peddling down some dusty back road early one Sunday morning, with rucksack and binoculars. Or wondered about some guy crouched under the golf umbrella with long lens camera sneaking up on the duck pond behind a big box store on I-540. Now his brand of naturalism, history and homespun humor and wisdom will be able to be enjoyed by a wider …

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  7. West Fork Homecoming Photos

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    November 1, 2010 by wcobserver

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