April 23, 2012 by wcobserver
CLEAN UP DAY Fall Creek Cemetery at Strickler will have a cleanup day on April 28. Anyone wishing to help should be at the Cemetery by 8 a.m. A business meeting will follow. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at Arvest Bank to the “Fall Creek Cemetery Account at Strickler AR.” For more information call Virginia at 479-442-4596.
PROTEST MARCH War on Women March Saturday, April 28, at 11 a.m – 1 p.m. Start in Front of the Walton Arts Center on Dickson, march to Block street, and end at Fa yetteville Square. Event page on Facebook
SELL IT The semiannual Yard Sale along Highway 71 from Greenland to Alma will be held May 3-5. Don’t miss it.
CODE YELLOW Last week the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks issued a CODE YELLOW ALERT for O NEGATIVE BLOOD TYPE. If you are able to help them right away you may contact them at 479-718-7642 or 1-800-2880-5337. If you can’t make a donation right away, then we hope you will come make a donation on Friday, May 4. The City of Fayetteville is hosting two Bloodmobile locations as follows on Friday, May 4: Drake Field Airport, 4500 S. School Ave. The Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Terminal Building. 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Fayetteville Square, across from the Town Center on Mountain St. 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Come help save lives, help your community. Remember to bring your photo I.D.
FIRST SATURDAY WINSLOW Craft Faire May 5, 9 a.m – 4 p.m at the Boston Mt Fire Station across from the Ball Park.
LIVE MUSIC The “Rusty Plow Band” will perform at Ozark Folkways, 22733 N. Hwy 71, Winslow. May 6 from 2-4 p.m. For more information visit www.ozarkfolkways.org or call 479-634-3791.
NOTICE; A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE PROPOSED REVISION OF THE WEST FORK ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MAY 8, 2012, IN THE CITY ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM. THE CITY COUNCIL WILL RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS AT THAT TIME, FOLLOWED BY THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND DECISION ON THE PROPOSED ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE. COPIES OF THE PROPOSED ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY EMAIL OR IN PRINTED FORM ON MAY 4TH. PRINTED COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.INDIVIDUALS REQUESTING EMAIL COPIES MAY EMAIL THE MAYOR email@example.com. FRANCES HIME, MAYOR
WIN SOMETHING NICE Just in time for Mother’s Day! (May 13). The West Fork library is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a beautiful knit shawl made by Jane Foster. Tickets are $1 each for 6 for $5.00, and the drawing will be Friday afternoon, May 11.
EXPERT HERBALIST On Sat. May 12, Ozark Folkways will host a one-day class with herbalist Steven Foster from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost of the class is $100 and
80th Anniversary of the WPA – Share your History Celebrate the WPA on Saturday May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Fort Smith State Park. In 1932 a new federal agency was created as a way to put local men back to work in the wake of the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created and Mountainburg was selected as a project site for a dam for the city of Fort Smith. Federal funding matched with city levies funded the “Clear Creek Project” from 1935 – 1936. Help us capture the history of the WPA by sharing photographs and stories of the old park. We are encouraging family members of WPA workers to bring in historic photos or any type of memorabilia that would help us capture the essence of this historic WPA project. Other activities include video and music presentations, demonstrations, and a depression style lunch all for just $5 per person.
FIND WATER WITH A STICK Learning to dowse for water. June 16, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Ozark Folkways, 22733 N Hwy 71, Winslow. Cost is $20. Space is limited so sign up early. Dowsing for water has been around since …well since there was water. Now you can learn how to find it anywhere. Gladys McCoy, local master dowsing instructor, has taught children from four to 80 and she can teach you as well.
BINGO Prairie Grove American Legion Post 146. Every Thursday. Every game has a winner. 4:30 p.m. earlies, regular games, 6:30 p.m. Hot Balls. Two games worth up to a $1000. Free gift for new players. Find us on Facebook. 124 S. Neal. 479-409-5131. Easy Parking.
ELKINS COMMUNITY CENTER DANCE Come Dance to Shadow Creek Band at the Elkins Community Center on Friday nights, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Located on Doolin Drive off Hwy. 16 in downtown Elkins
BRING US YOU METAL The West Fork Renewable Resource Center has a trailer for metal. If you have metal items that your are getting rid of for clean-up please bring them to us. Selling metal is one of the few ways that we can make money to take care of the recycling center. Please recycle your cardboard and other recyclables also. Let’s keep as much out of the land-fills as possible. Consider helping your neighbors haul off some of their “stuff” too if they are elderly or don’t have access to a pick-up truck or a trailer. The city pays a bunch of money for these cleanups please take advantage of them.
PACK IT UP The RRC (West Fork Renewable Resource Center) has some beautiful moving boxes free for the taking. Stop in and pick a few up (don’t forget to bring us your recycling).
BINGO CARDS NEEDED West Fork Seniors need more BINGO cards. They use the heavy cardboard cards with the little slides that cover the numbers. Do you have some to donate to them? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick
BEYOND RECYCLE As you get ready for Spring Cleanup you may come upon items that are too good to throw away. Why don’t you join Freecycle?! See the description below. I have freecycled a Christmas tree, a nonworking lawnmower and a box of art supplies. The recipients were as happy to get the stuff as I was happy to have it gone. Remember there is really no “away” when you throw something away. It always has to go somewhere! Join here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NWAFreecycle/