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  1. News From The Winslow Museum

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    December 19, 2012 by wcobserver

    NEWS FROM THE WINSLOW MUSEUM Special to the Observer from Bev Simpson This past year was very successful for the Winslow Museum.  Through a $2500.00 grant from the Arkansas Heritage Foundation, the museum hosted several programs for Arkansas Heritage Month in May.  The spotlight was on Winslow’s own Maud Dunlap Duncan.  Maud was a school teacher, pharmacist, Mayor of Arkansas’ first all-woman city government, and owner and publisher of the Winslow American Newspaper.  There is an exhibit in the museum which honors Maud and her involvement in the newspaper. Two dramas were also performed by community volunteers honoring the many accomplishments of this great lady.

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  2. West Fork Council Meeting Recap: December 2012

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    December 15, 2012 by wcobserver

    West Fork Council Meeting Recap: December 2012 By Steve Winkler Council Considers Initiative West Fork city officials finally confronted the 500 pound gorilla in the room; the Water and Sewer Initiative.  That initiative which called for dissolving the current autonomous water and sewer commission and establishing a water department that would operate under direct oversight by the elected city government was approved by a two thirds majority of the voters in the November 6 General Election.  Uncertainty ensued because an attachment containing specific details of a new ordinance was not included with the petition to place the initiative on the ballot. The council would need to draft and approve an appropriate ordinance in order to comply with the voters’ wishes.

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  3. Mayor, Clerk-elect Support Water/Sewer Change

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    December 10, 2012 by wcobserver

    At the November General Election, West Fork voters approved by a 67 percent margin an initiative to dissolve the current autonomous water and sewer commission and establish a water department under city control. A draft ordinance will be presented at the council meeting Tuesday, December 11. The meeting will be at 6:30 in the City Administration Building. Mayor Frances Hime and City Clerk-Elect Marsha Hungate have both publicly expressed their support of the ordinance. Below, are their statements.

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  4. Holiday Concerts at West Fork School

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    December 7, 2012 by wcobserver

    The West Fork School music department proudly presents the following holiday concerts: Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. – The West Fork Bands in concert.  This concert will feature the 6th grade beginning band, the WFMS 7th & 8th grade band, and the WFHS Symphonic Winds.  Traditional favorites include “Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer”, and “Fum, Fum, Fum.”

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  5. Arkansas’s Economic Outlook

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    December 7, 2012 by wcobserver

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Sue Madison December 7, 2012 LITTLE ROCK  –  The Arkansas economy continues to show slight improvement, according to the most recent state revenue report issued for November.

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  6. Little Free Libraries Sprout Up in Winslow

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    December 7, 2012 by wcobserver

    Special to the Observer By John Ford Little Free Libraries Sprout Up in Winslow Ozark Folkways hosted a workshop this past weekend with Tod Bols, co-founder of the Little Free Library movement that is sweeping the nation. Sponsored by Home Depot and coordinated by Fayetteville resident Judith Levine, workshop participants attended a brief presentation by Mr. Bols and then built small book exchange “libraries” to take home and display curbside. According to  Ozark Folkways Director, Rebecca Buchannan, the workshop was a “ resounding” success. Attendees were from the immediate Winslow area as well as Fayetteville, Alma and Van Buren.

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  7. WF “Small Town Big LIghts” Contest

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    December 5, 2012 by wcobserver

    2012 4th annual Small Town Big Lights contest

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