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  1. Riggles Inks With Southern Arkansas

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    April 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    Dedication and determination are terms that can be applied to Ashley Riggles when she’s on and off the basketball court for Greenland. Her talents on the floor, as well as these character traits allowed the 6-foot Greenland senior to recently sign to play basketball for Southern Arkansas. (Click on the title to read the entire article.)

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  2. Another Fine Mess

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    April 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    We’re not sure if Ollie Hardy ever really laid the blame for the mess on Laurel or if he ever took responsibility. After all, we all make mistakes so why seek to blame ourselves or others? Because, to blame means to point to what or who was responsible for something that went sideways.

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  3. A Report from the Field

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    April 27, 2011 by Steven Worden

    He was a major force in British literature, influencing T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. But today most people might recall Robert Browning mainly as Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “handsome and dashing young” husband and subject of her poem, “How Do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”

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  4. Exit Green: Exploring Back to Nature Burials

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    April 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    Earth Day is here! Why is it so important? What’s the big deal? Earth Day draws public awareness to the urgent need for cleaning up the air, water, and earth and for conserving our natural resources. Earth Day is to promote conservation and concern for our environment.

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  5. Guys in Gowns Raise Money for Project Graduation

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    April 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    Why were the West Fork senior boys dressed in drag last Saturday night? The boys were participating in the “Miss West Fork GUY” contest on April 16 that raised nearly $1600 for Project Graduation. (Click on the title to ready the entire article.)

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  6. Women Launch Project to Help Area Homeless

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    April 21, 2011 by wcobserver

    Homelessness up 36% in Northwest Arkansas By Susan McCarthy WEST FORK- Over the past several weeks, the 2010 census’s impact on congressional redistricting has topped news reports as lawmakers debate whether Fayetteville and Prairie Grove will become part of the fourth district.  There is another census that hasn’t gotten nearly as much ink but has motivated two West Fork women…the increase in homeless people in Northwest Arkansas. Paula Dutton and Norma Burns of West Fork hope to get their community’s help over the next two months to make at least one sleeping bag a week for the area’s homeless. Homelessness in Washington and Benton Counties has seen a sharp increase over the past two years according to a Point in Time Census of homeless people conducted by the Community and Family Institute (CFI), which is headed  by Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick at the University of Arkansas.  The CFI census is not part of the U.S. Census. According to the 2011 CFI census, the number of homeless in Northwest Arkansas increased 36 percent.   In 2009 there were 1287 people without homes.  In 2011 that number rose to 2001.  The most recent census was conducted in January and is the third CFI …

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  7. West Fork Senior Prom 2011

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    April 19, 2011 by wcobserver

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