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  1. Greenland Fall Festival

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    October 31, 2011 by wcobserver

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  2. Open Season for Medicare

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    October 30, 2011 by Milton Jones

    Open Season is just around the corner, and I’m not talking about hunting season. With Medicare coverage, it’s a time when we may change our Part “D” Prescription plan, or Medicare Advantage plan for the coming year. Actually, the correct language is “Annual Election Period,” or AEP for short. In the past, the AEP began Nov. 15 and ended Dec. 31. This year, the season opens Oct. 15 and closes Dec. 7. Any changes made will then take effect on Jan. 1, 2012. This time lag allows more time for processing your changed enrollment and getting your new cards out to you in the U.S. Mail.

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  3. What Rails Remember

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    October 30, 2011 by Joseph C. Neal

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    Birds remember landscapes fundamentally invisible to us non-birds. I am reminded of this by a telephone call on Saturday night from a gentleman who lives at Garfield north of Beaver Lake. He is an experienced outdoors person, but near his home he has encountered a stranger: in size and general coloration, reminds him of the Northern Bobwhite, or quail, but the bill is longish and pointed rather than short and conical. The eyes are dark and large. When he walks toward the bird it doesn’t just fly away like a quail, but sort of pops up and then down with short awkward flights.

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  4. The Ghost Towns: South Washington County is filled with haunting stories

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    October 30, 2011 by wcobserver

    By Timothy Dennis The leaves crackle and the smoke pours from the chimneys of many farmhouses. Although October brings the first visible signs of fall, it is also a month marked by the haunting of wandering spirits. One haunted hovel in the area is the former home of Herman Chapman on Sugar Mountain east of West Fork.

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  5. The CCC’s Voice of Satan

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    October 27, 2011 by Devils Den

    By Tim V. Scott, Park Interpreter ​The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp at Devil’s Den printed a newsletter named the “Voice of Satan.” It gives a unique insight into life at the park in 1936. The Voice of Satan was published every Friday. The below articles were included in the October 30, 1936 (VOL. 1 NO. 13) Halloween edition.

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  6. Black, White and in the Red

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    October 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    We received a general letter today that hit us pretty hard. The Siloam Springs Journal announced on Thursday, Oct. 20, that it was suspending publication after six months and 21 issues. The primary reason given by Steve Milbourn, the Journal’s editor-publisher-and-general-jack-of-all-newspaper-positions was several personal health issues. From one person to another, we wish him a speedy recovery.

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  7. ​Happy Birthday Washington County

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    October 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    A milestone marking the passing of years often invokes reflection in our lives. Similarly when the county we call home has a birthday the mind grapples with what it must have been like in our county 183 years ago.

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