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  1. Hill Pleads Not Guilty

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    June 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    Martha Hill, 57, of Greenland entered a not-guilty plea in Washington County Court on June 1. Hill was arrested on May 2 on felony charges she embezzled money from her employer, Beaver Lake Concrete in Springdale.

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  2. Along the Borderlands

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    June 25, 2011 by Steven Worden

    Rural America ain’t what it used to be. For example, sociologists from the University of Missouri have uncovered two interesting findings about living in the country: (1) that over the past 30 years people have been moving from urban areas to rural communities (“the Turnaround”) and (2) over the past same 30 years the number of working family farms has fallen drastically.

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  3. Predictable Weather Leads to More Predictable Fishing

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    June 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    The weather has been hot and dry for the last few weeks here in Northwest Arkansas, and the bass have settled into their normal summertime routines.

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  4. ​Summer Day at Devil’s Den

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    June 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    The walk down to the dock is very peaceful. She can hear birds singing from the trees, feel the gentle breeze of summer, and see squirrels playing along the walkways. The lake is undisturbed, looks like glass, reflecting the far shore. Beautiful.

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  5. No Stopping Him Now

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    June 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    For David Ferrell, athletic director and boys basketball coach at West Fork, no one knows when, or if, he’s reached the midpoint of his chosen career path. But this past season – his 25th in the business – seems like a good time to look back on some of what he’s accomplished.

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  6. Editorial: As West Fork Turns

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    June 22, 2011 by wcobserver

    They say the popularity of TV soap operas is waning; two long-running shows were recently canceled. Some suggest the decline is due to a rise in popularity of facebook games while others say it is due to the end of the middle class which means fewer stay-at-home moms – they’re all at work.

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  7. Landmark Church Begins Building

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    June 21, 2011 by wcobserver

    Residents driving through downtown may have seen an unfamiliar sight in recent days. Surveyor’s stakes were planted in the ground at a local church that has been at the same location in West Fork for several years.

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