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November 17, 2012 by wcobserver

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Skip the lines at the mall! The Friends of the West Fork Library are hosting a Breakfast (and pictures) With Santa  Saturday, Dec. 1st, from 8 to 11 at theCommunity Center in West Fork

Breakfast will be pancakes, juice, milk, sausage, and coffee $4 for adults, $3 for children 4 – 12, and $2  for children under 4.

Professional photographer, Brooke McNeely, will be joining us.You can purchase a framed print in a folder of your child with Santa for $5,For $20 you can get a CD with full printing rights with several images.

 All proceeds will go to buy books for the children’s section of our library.Please consider supporting this worthwhile cause.The kids love being able to sit down and eat pancakes and get their little eyes filled with Santa Claus for as long as they want.He comes around and talks to them if there aren’t any children waiting to sit on his lap.This is a very relaxed atmosphere for them to visit with Santa Claus.Last year we made over $1,200 which we used to purchase books for the children’s section of the library. For more information or to volunteer for this fun event call 839-2626.


Pecans Are Here Now at Arvest Bank West Fork. The WFHS Junior Bank Board is selling Schermer Pecans this year to raise money for their trip to Dallas, TX. They will be touring the Federal Reserve Bank and The Bureau of Engraving and Printing. These are the same pecans that the White River Valley Kiwanis has sold the last couple years. These pecans are great for baking for the holidays, gifts, or just as a snack. Also, these pecans are this year’s crop, so they are fresh!

Volunteer at the West Fork RRC, it’s fun and easy.  Send us an email or call (200-6072) and we will sign you up.  On the Saturday morning that you have volunteered for just show up at the RRC which is located on Campbell Road on the way to the cemetery.  Wear old clothes and a smile and we will provide you with drinks, snacks and gloves.  Your job will be to help patrons unload their recyclables and sort them into the proper bins.  The hours are from 9 to 12 but you can volunteer for just an hour if you want to.  Paul Libor or Patty Baker will be there to show you what to do. 

Kids love to volunteer and always ask when they can come back.  Make volunteering a family project or a Sunday school class project.  We can’t run the RRC without volunteers like you!

November 24th:  Carol Harris, Carolyn Griffith. December 1st:  Some of our regular volunteers will be helping with Breakfast with Santa so I have plenty of openings on this day.  December 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Meeting: Friends of the West Fork Library will meet Monday, November 19 at the library at 10 a.m.  We will be talking about the Breakfast with Santa fundraiser among other things.  We already have 3 baskets for our annual Silent Auction, so if you have one ready, bring it along!

Devil’s Den State Park will be celebrating Friday, November 23rd with a twist. For many Americans, the Friday following Thanksgiving has been dubbed, “Black Friday,” but Devil’s Den State Park wants you to avoid the stress of crowds, long-lines, and rain checks on sale items. In an effort to help you reconnect with the things important in your life, the park will be hosting a day of hikes, nature crafts, and family fun programming. Consider celebrating the season in a relaxing way with your friends and family that reconnects you to what is really important.

For more information, contact Interpreter Rebekah Penny at 479-761-3325 or

Devil’s Den State Park is hosting its First Annual Geo-cache Challenge Saturday, November 24 to highlight the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corp at the park. This challenge uses technology to connect people with the past. Using GPS units or Smartphone apps, participants will search for clues about the Civilian Conservation Corps’ role in creating Devil’s Den State Park. This fun event will require you to explore many areas of the park and walk in the footsteps of the Civilian Conservation Corp.

There will be two separate levels of challenges based on difficulty of locating the cache and distance between caches. Participants can try one or both challenges. Clues found along the way will get you back to a final meeting spot.

Individuals and groups should register at the Audio/Visual Room at the Devil’s Den State Park Visitor Center starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 24. There is a $20 fee for each group.

For more information contact Rebekah Penny at 479-761-3325 or

Fresh Peanut Brittle is for sale from White River Pentecostal Church. 2 patties for only $5.00! The peanut brittle is an OLD recipe and is delicious!  Interested parties can call:  Sherry Beasley at 479-799-8429!   Free delivery in West Fork

Little Free Library  Design, build, and take home your own December 1st, from 10-5 p.m. at Ozark Folkways in Winslow. The workshop will be led by Judith Levine, the staff of the Fayetteville Home Depot and the co-founder of the National Little Free Library Movement, Todd Bol. The cost of the workshop is $50.00 and class size is extremely limited. Contact Ozark Folkways at: 479-634-3791

Free Farm Puppies ready for their new home. They are all white with brown or black spots. Mom is about 25# and up to my knee. Mom has a great temperament and is good with kids. call Tonia 761-0028 if interested. We live out by Devils Den but willing to meet in town.

Friends of West Fork Library Annual Christmas Basket Silent Auction! People have already been asking about our popular event. We are now taking your donations of Christmas Gift Baskets at the library where they will be displayed and available for patrons to bid on until December 14th at 4:00. At that time bidding will end and the baskets will be taken home by the highest bidder. Please consider putting a basket together or stopping in at the library to bid on a basket.

In the past some of our basket themes have been “Family Movie Night”, “Family Game Night”, “Spaghetti Dinner”, “Chili Fixins”, “Gingerbread House”, “Tea and Cookies”, “Cuddle up with a Good Book”, “Chocolate”, “Learn to Knit”, “Old Fashioned Ornaments”, “Gardening”, “Tools”, “Vanilla Spa Basket”, “Gourmet Goodies”, “Fishing” etc…

These creative baskets make wonderful Christmas gifts.

West Fork Senior Center is Open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday :  Bible Study Wednesday:  Bingo and Games (prizes!) Thursday:  Quilting and Card Games$3.00 Lunch at 11:30 West Fork Community Center222 Webber Street Check it out!

Photo Exhibit entitled Single pens, Saddlebags and Dogtrots, features Ozark log homes and outbuildings.  It opens Tuesday, November 6 at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale.  The photo exhibit explores the construction and architectural styles of log buildings, as well as what it was like to live in them.The exhibit will be on display through May 11, 2013. The Shiloh Museum is located at the corner of Johnson and Main in downtown Springdale. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, call 750-8165.

The Northwest Arkansas Sacred Harp Singers will meet Sunday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The museum is located at the corner of Johnson and Main in downtown Springdale. For more information, call 750-8165.

Wood splitter wanted.  Kevin Shackelford needs to borrow a wood splitter.  He will service it in return for the use of the machine.  If someone has a old broken one to get rid of he would appreciate having it.  Contact him at NWA Small Engine, 479-530-0581.
A Master Gardener Training Program will be conducted by The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in Washington County beginning in January 2013.  There will be a total of 12 sessions. For additional information or to obtain an application form, contact the Washington County Extension office at 444-1755.


BINGO IN SPRINGDALE Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday nights. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Minis start at 6 p.m. Packs @ 7:30 p.m. $10 pack pays $200 per game. $5.00 pack pays $100 per game. $2.50 pack pays $50 per game. We have a $500 pack Hot Ball, two $100 mini Hot Balls. $1000 poker game, $500 Bonanza game, $500 Star game.
We are located at 2507 S. Thompson, Springdale, Arkansas. 479-927-2425. Sponsored by Ark-Vets and Club 42.
BINGO IN PRAIRIE GROVE Prairie Grove American Legion Post 146. 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  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.
Alcohol free/smoke free. Family oriented. Concessions available, plenty of parking.
Book your next event with us. Large auditorium with plenty of seating & kitchen facilities. Call ECC @ 479-643-2080.
SINGLES MINGLES DANCE  Friday Nights 8 pm. Live music by local professional musicians. 215 W. Apple Blossom Road in Bethel Heights. Take 71B Apple Blossom Road, turn west, building on left. Address on building.
We provide a smoke and alcohol free environment for single adults, all ages to meet, dance and mingle!. 479-750-1246, 479-636-5946 or 479-787-6077.
LIVE JAZZ JAM SESSION Mojo’s Pints & Pies, 1200 N. Garland, Suite 7, Fayetteville, Arkansas. 479-935-3459.
Tuesday Nights, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Musicians bring your instruments to sit in.




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