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  1. Publisher’s Pondering: Micro-Alternatives, Global and Local

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    November 10, 2011 by Steve Winkler

    From Steve Winkler There are over 15 individuals whose words regularly appear from time to time on the pages of the Observer. Other than a small stipend for some news and sports reporters, the columnists, feature writers, and commentators selflessly contribute to this community project. Sometimes the editors will suggest a topic or a story idea may come from readers but more often than not, the topics for articles and columns originate with the writers.

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  2. Two Arteries Diverged in the Wood … I Took Clogged One

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    November 10, 2011 by Alison Grisham

    By Alison Grisham My friend John is a vegetarian and part time vegan. As far as I can tell, that means I’m never going to like anything that he eats. I’m reasonably sure he’d think that I was just flat out wrong in my assessment. In my experience, when people hear that I don’t like vegetables, they usually think that I just haven’t had them prepared the right way. Well, I guess that’s a possibility. But I wouldn’t bet my T-bone on it.

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  3. WATCHING GOD’S KINGDOM: Rep.’s preschool investigated for mixing religion, state-funding

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    November 10, 2011 by wcobserver

    By Jeff Winkler WEST FORK – Rep. Justin Harris’ kingdom is under attack as the Department of Human Services investigates whether his preschool center uses state funds to promote religion – a possible violation of guidelines and laws. On Nov. 1, the Washington D.C.-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a complaint with the DHS against Growing God’s Kingdom Preschool, run by Harris and his wife Marsha in West Fork.

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  4. Long-time Winslow Resident Tells a ‘Big One’ — His Life Story

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    November 8, 2011 by Annie McCormick

    Mr. James Tomlinson was born on January 3rd. On his next birthday he will be 89. He went to the doctor a few weeks ago and the doctor wanted to know if he drove. James told the doctor he did: 25 miles. “He looked at me like I shouldn’t be driving. He didn’t say anything,” Mr. Tomlinson said. “If he did say something it wouldn’t do any good because I have to drive.” This is the spirit of Mr. Tomlinson. He does what he has to do but also what he wants to do. 

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  5. Make Your Computer Screen Easier to Read

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    November 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    Tip 1 – One way to make your computer screen easier to read is to slightly reduce the monitors recommended resolution. This will make the images, text, and icons on the screen larger in all versions of Windows. Once you find a setting that makes it easier to read, save the setting. To change the resolution, place the curser on a empty spot on your desktop and right click. Select “Screen resolution.”

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  6. Life Ministries provides relief for local families in need

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    November 3, 2011 by Terry Ropp

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    By Terry Ropp PRAIRIE GROVE – The charitable, non-profit organization, Life Ministries, is a premier example of what an idea, a few people and belief can do. The word “life” stands for linking individuals for essentials. According to former director Joyce Cooksey, the organization officially began in 1993 though the concept was created previously by two women, Marge MeKlveen and Lila Dunham.

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  7. Meet West Fork’s Renaissance Man ​​

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    November 3, 2011 by Terry Ropp

    You don’t actually have to live on Bug Scuffle to be a Bug Scuffler. Brad Hardin has been building a large house across the road from us since summer and is still going strong. Just a couple of weekends ago, Larry and I went to Cedarville to my first stock car races to watch Brad race. These were the last races of the season so not many cars were there. Nonetheless, I had a totally new experience and met a bunch of great people. Brad’s father, Terry, had been active in stock car racing too, but sold out when Brad was 15.

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