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Public Service Announcements for the Week of May 8

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May 8, 2012 by wcobserver

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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 byJane 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.

80th Anniversary of the WPA  Share your HistoryCelebrate 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.

WATERSHED CLEANUP Volunteers needed May 19 at Riverside Park, West Fork for 7th annual River Cleanup. Pre-register by calling 479-422-1014 or show up and register on-site. Participants will be supplied with trash bags, maps to locations, gloves and water. A flyer about the event may be downloaded from the beaver Water Districts website at www.bwdh2o.org.

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 16 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.

Ozark Folkways HERITAGE DAY Saturday May 19th, 10-4 p.m. Live Demontrations! Lace making • Quilting • Basket Weaving • Wool-Spinning • Live Music! • Food! • Local Theater! • Auction! • Free!  Hwy. 71 • Winslow, AR • 479-634-3791 •  www.ozarkfolkways.org

ONGOING AREA EVENTS

 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 COMMUNITYCENTER 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 YOUR 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.

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/

 

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