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May 3, 2012 by Jeff Winkler

MEALS BENEFIT   Terra Studios will host their Spring Music Fest and World Labyrinth Day Celebration to benefit Meals on Wheels on May 5, Noon – 5:00 p.m.

SELL IT   The semiannual Yard Sale along Highway 71 from Greenland to Alma will be held May 3, 4, 5. Don’t miss it.

MUSIC  ON THE MOUNTAIN    Join Ozark Folkways for a free concert by the Rusty Plow Band on Sunday, May 6, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Part bluegrass, country, blues and gospel, the Rusty Plow Band is an acoustic string band comprised of Northwest Arkansas musicians. The concert will be held at Ozark Folkways, 22733 N. Hwy 71, Winslow and is part of a monthly celebration of Ozark art and music . Refreshments will be served; donations accepted. For more info, visit www.ozarkfolkways.com or call 479.634.3791. To hear a sample of their music, visit rustyplowband.com.

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 4th.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.

HERITAGE  Arkansas Heritage Events,  May 1- 31, Winslow Museum. In honor and celebration of Arkansas Heritage Month Maud Dunlap Searce Duncan will be proudly recognized through drama and special display. 10:00 p.m. May 5 at the downtown Winslow pavilion will be “M.D. Pearce, Druggist 1906 by J.C. Simpson. 10 a.m. May 12 at the downtown Winslow pavilion “Petticoats” 1925 by J.C. Simpson. 2:00 p.m. May 19 performances of both dramas at Ozark Folkways and for the month of May there will be Special displays in the museum Honoring Maud Duncan “The Little Printer of the Ozarks” as owner, editor , and publisher of The Winslow American Newspaper.

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 mayor@westforkar.gov.   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.

REMEMBER MOM   The Friends of the West Fork Library will hold its annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale on Friday, May 11 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Super Foods in West Fork.  Flowering baskets and pots will be available for as little as $13 and all proceeds will benefit the West Fork Library. Any remaining plants will be for sale on Saturday morning beginning at 8 a.m.  For more info, contact the West Fork Library at 479-839-2626.

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.

GET EMPOWERED Assertiveness Self-Defense Course at West Fork Tea kwon do building, May 14, 6 – 9 p.m. Cost is $40 per student (class size limited)  Contact: Randy Edwards 530-5989 or David Jones 601-5603 to register or for more information.

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, AR72746.  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 4 to 80 and she can teach you as well.

RAIN BARREL BUILDING  The University of Arkansas and Winslow Community Development Council will be holding a Rain Barrel Workshop on June 16th in front of City 
Hall in Winslow. Participants will make a rain barrel to take home. The 
$25 fee includes all supplies necessary to build an affordable rain 
harvesting system and instruction. Class size will be limited to 20 
participants. For more information contact john@winslowrun.com.

BINGO  Prairie Grove American Legion Post 146. Every Thursday. Every game has a winner. 4:30 earlies, regular games, 6:30. Hot Balls. 2 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 pattybaker@cox.net 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 recycled 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/

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 mayor@westforkar.gov.   FRANCES HIME, MAYOR

Jeff Winkler

Jeff Winkler is the managing editor of the Washington County Observer. Email him at jeff@wcobserver.com

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