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  1. Former Gym Closer to Opening for Community Use

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    May 13, 2011 by wcobserver

    Plans Underway to Raze Two Smaller Buildings By Susan McCarthy WINSLOW- The former school gymnasium in Winslow moved one step closer to reopening as a community building when Greenland School board members approved a bid that will repair drainage issues. Wood’s Plumbing of Fayetteville will add a sump drain and do some grading and sidewalk work to redirect water around the gym’s foundation said Dr. Charles Cudney, Superintendent for Greenland School District.   Wood’s Plumbing bid of $8891 was approved by school board members. Work should begin within weeks according to Cudney. Greenland school board members and city officials began discussing making repairs to the building last December.   In addition to the gym, the building contains a kitchen and large room with a stage.   Cudney said he envisions that the building could be able to be used by the community in a variety of ways including church league activities, peewee basketball, weddings and reunions. Cudney said the drainage work will be the first of several projects that will be completed before the building would be able to be used again and hopes work will be done by summer’s end.  He said the City of Winslow will make some …

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  2. Local Newspaper Awarded Press Association Membership

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    May 12, 2011 by wcobserver

    The only independently owned newspaper in Washington County got a nod of validation last Friday when it was awarded membership into the Arkansas Press Association.

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  3. Floods Present New Challenges for Watershed Clean-Up

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    May 11, 2011 by wcobserver

    Volunteers for this weekend’s river clean-up may have their work cut out for them after recent floods carried everything from grills, fencing, culverts, asphalt and storage sheds down the West Fork of the White River.

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  4. Pirates Claim District Championship

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    May 11, 2011 by wcobserver

    After Greenland and Lincoln were forced into a postponement tied at two in the 1-3A title game this Monday, Pirate Coach Lee Larkan was less than delighted with his team’s hitting performance through four innings of play.

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  5. Staff Rehired, Mowing Bids Discussed

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    May 9, 2011 by wcobserver

    In a nearly three hour school board meeting, board members worked through a packed agenda and were even serenaded by Greenland’s new high school choir. Greenland’s school board rehired its classified staff, approved a bid for lawn services for its Winslow campus, and got their first glimpse into plans for a makeover at its high schoo

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  6. How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?

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    May 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    A couple of weeks ago, in a zoo in Bristol, England, a baby duck somehow wandered unwittingly into a gorilla cage The gorilla, much to the surprise of all who saw the event, did not harm the duckling. In fact, a photograph showed the gorilla sweetly cradling the little ball of fluff as if it were a new pet.

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  7. Bitten Part 5

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    May 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    The rat was still alive, as were virtually all of Bitten’s gift, because as I’ve mentioned any good cat knows it isn’t hygienic to eat dead things. She had a death grip on its throat, no doubt the careful result of several hours of cat and rat maneuvers.

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