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  1. Four Cheers for the Big Easy

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    January 20, 2012 by wcobserver

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    WEST FORK – More than just Mich- igan and Virginia Tech and their fans were at the Sugar Bowl. Four West Fork Middle and High School Cheerleaders traveled to New Orleans to participate in the football game’s halftime show on Jan. 3. During the second week in June, West Fork Cheerleaders attended a camp at the West Fork Activity Center; the camp was hosted by B2 Cheer and Dance. Over the three day period, the cheerlead- ing teams learned their competition routine, dance and cheers. They were also evaluated on maneuvers such as jumps, tumbling and dance. Seventeen senior high and junior high cheerleaders were given an audition for the Dream Team, which is comprised of 350 cheerleaders from 80 schools throughout the state. Out of the eight, four girls earned the money to make the trip to New Orleans and to make a chance of a lifetime come true. The four girls that earned this op- portunity were, Mary Beth Andrews, Autumn Gaesswitz, Ashlyn Stinnett and Tori Seaman. Over the four-day ad- venture the girls were treated to a New Year’s Eve party, learned their halftime routine and experienced the thrill of being in a major stadium like the …

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  2. Public Service Announcements for Week of Jan. 23

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    January 20, 2012 by wcobserver

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    MARCH  On Friday, Jan. 20, “Occupy NWA” locally along with “Move to Amend” nationally will demonstrate to Occupy the Courts. Meet on the Square in Fayetteville at noon for a short march to the Fed. Bldg. at 35 E. Mountain St. Our action from 12 noon to 2p.m. will include speakers, musicians, and signs to express our demands: End corporate rule, legalize democracy, corporations are not people and money is not speech. MEETING   The Washington County Tea Party resumes its bimonthly Lunch and Learn series regarding America’s Christian Heritage 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 17 & 31, at Western Sizzlin’, 3942 West Sunset in Springdale.  With lunch, video, and discussion, the sessions in the Western Sizzlin’ Trail Blazer Room feature the “Wallbuilders” series by David Barton.  For more information contact 479-361-2611. TAX HELP  There will be no AARP Taxaide Site in West Fork this year. You will be able to get help, at no charge, at The Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club, 560 N Rupple Rd. They are open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri. Appointment Required. Phone 479-442-9242. APPLY   The City of Greenland is currently taking applications for two positions on the City’s Planning Commission. Applications may be picked up at City Hall from …

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  3. New bridge adorns Yellow Rock Trail

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    January 15, 2012 by Devils Den

    If you are looking for something to do on a mild winter day, you might consider checking out the new bridge on the Yellow Rock Trail. The structure was just completed by Progressive Trail Design, a local trail design and construction company. The bridge was built in the style of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

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  4. Garrett Ramsfield, New Eagle Scout

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    January 12, 2012 by wcobserver

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    Garrett Michael Ramsfield, 17, of Winslow has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is the son of James and Geraldine Ramsfield.

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  5. Obituaries for the week of Dec. 29 – Jan. 7

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    January 12, 2012 by wcobserver

    Harold Rinker – West Fork Our Papa, Harold B. Rinker, DVM, 78 of West Fork, completed his journey in this life on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville.

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  6. Law and Order for week of Dec. 30 – Jan. 8

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    January 12, 2012 by wcobserver

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    A complaint was made that a business on Mineral Springs Rd. was receiving pornographic magazines i.e. Maxim and Playboy. The officer recommended that she notify the postmaster to block the unwanted mail.

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  7. Among the Flock of Books, One Soars the Highest

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    January 12, 2012 by Kelly Gass

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    I started reading In the Province of Birds by Joseph C. Neal book about a week ago at my step-daughter’s home in Royal Arkansas – basically on the edge of the Ouachita National Forest. The next morning, on a gravel lane outside her home, I chanced upon two pileated woodpeckers working on separate trees. That was the first time I’d seen that type of scenario, so I was really excited and primed to read and review this month’s book selection. The book’s author, Joseph Neal, is also a regular contributor to this newspaper. Perhaps you have read his interesting articles on birds in Western Arkansas. So when it was brought to my attention that this local author recently had his book published and released on Amazon.com, I thought it would be a great time to review it. This is a prime time of year for bird watching and for reading books related to the subject. From time to time, I pull my Stokes Field Guide To Birds from the shelf and use it to identify or refresh my memory on a bird that shows up at one of the bird feeders in our yard. The main theme that permeates throughout the …

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