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  1. Hammerschmidt Endorses Local State Rep

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    February 11, 2012 by wcobserver

    The press shop for State Rep. Tim Summers, (R-Harrison) sent out news late this week that former congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt (the guy who builds huge tunnels just south of Washington County) has endorsed Summers’ run for State Senate.Summers is running for District 1, created during the 2010 redistricting, which covers parts of both Benton and Washington County. Here’s a bit from the press release: “I am grateful for Congressman Hammerschmidt’s support,” stated Summers.  “I’ve worked hard for Northwest Arkansas, and I would be honored to represent Northwest Arkansas’ conservative values in the State Senate.” “Representative Tim Summers will always put Northwest Arkansas first,” stated Hammerschmidt.  “You can trust him to fight for lower taxes, make job creation his number one priority, and serve his constituents with great service.” … “I’m proud to support Tim Summers in the Republican Primary for State Senate,” Hammerschmidt concluded. Summers’ only Republican opponent so far is Bart Hester from Cave Springs. The official filing period for primaries is from Feb. 23 to March 1. The primary itself takes place on May 22.  — Jeff Winkler  

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  2. Community Veggies

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    February 11, 2012 by Annie McCormick

    Not much weather we’re having lately. I appreciate the warmer Winter and I’m looking forward to Spring and the planting season. A while back, I was asked about joining in a project to grow a garden for Winslow Meals. We would grow some things that aren’t (generously) donated. Meals gets delicious veggies that are donated from people like Richard Price. He gave us bunches of turnips! Lots of folks have taken them home to cook and we’re looking for more ways to cook and serve them for lunch. Turnip sundaes anyone? They’re delicious boiled but let me know if you have a good recipe. Anyway. .. the garden. Rebecca at Folkways is letting use some land to build a garden. We are getting some materials donated and have some dedicated volunteers. With gardening advice from the aforementioned Mr. Price, I think we’ll be very successful. Hopefully, this will be the first of many “Meals Gardens.” . . . Fleeta Clark celebrated (we all celebrated) her 94th birthday! She is wintering and doing physical therapy at her daughter Muriel’s home in Fayetteville, but visits Winslow frequently. We’re always happy to see her.

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  3. Assess Personal Property Online

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    February 9, 2012 by wcobserver

    WASHINGTON​ COUNTY​ -​ Washington​ County’s​ assessor​ is​ encouraging​ residents​ to​ use​ online​ forms​ to​ assess​ their​ personal​ property.​ County​ Assessor​ Jeff​ Williams​ said​ it​ only​ takes​ minutes​ to​ update​ one’s​ personal​ property​ assessment​ online.​ By​ doing​ so,​ residents​ can​ avoid​ traveling​ to​ the​ offices​ and​ waiting​ in​ line,​ he​ said.​ People​ living​ in​ the​ county​ are​ required​ to​ assess​ their​ personal​ property,​ such​ as​ cars,​ motorcycles​ and​ motor​ homes,​ every​ year​ between​ Jan.​ 1​ and​ May​ 31​ or​ risk​ a​ 10​ percent​ tax​ penalty.​ The​ assessment ​establishes​ a ​value​ on ​which ​the​ county​ figures​ one’s​ annual​ property​ tax.​ First-time​ assessments​ require​ a​ visit​ to​ one​ of​ the​ county’s​ offices,​ but​ adjustments​ to​ assessments​ can​ be​ done​ by​ phone​or​online.​ To​ assess​ online,​ go​ to​ www.WashCoOnline.com​ Residents​ will​ need​ to​ provide​ their​ last​ names,​ ZIP​ codes​ and​ house​ numbers​ to​ assess​ online.​ There​ is​ no​ cost​ to​ use​ the​ online​ option.​ To​ assess​ over​ the​ phone,​ residents​ should​ call​ 444-1520.​ To​ assess​ in​ person​ and​ add​ property,​ residents​ can ​visit​ the ​Washington​ County​ Courthouse​ in​ Fayetteville​ or​ the ​Arkansas​ Department​ of​ Finance​ and ​Administration ​offices ​in ​Springdale​ and ​Lincoln.​ — Special to the Observer

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  4. Winslow Appoints New Race President

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    February 9, 2012 by wcobserver

    WINSLOW – Plans​are​underway​for​the​ second​annual​Winslow​Half​Marathon​and​ 5k​ Race​ to​ be​ held​ on​ Sept.​ 22.​ Event​ organizers ​recently ​met​ at ​the ​home​ of​ community​ volunteer​ Mary​ Anderson,​ where​ they​ discussed​ plans​ for​ this​ year’s​ race,​ appointed​ race​ organizing​ committees​ and​ elected​ a​ new​ Race​ President.​ This​ years​ race​ will ​take ​place ​under ​the ​leadership​ of​ Jane ​Maginot, ​of ​Winslow. Jane​ Maginot​ moved​ to​ the​ Boston​ Mountains​ four​ years​ ago​ with​ her​ hus- band,​ James,​ to​ start​ a​ small​ diversified​ farm,​ Beyond​ Organics​ Farm.​ Together​ they​ raise​ vegetables,​ goats,​ poultry​ and​ cattle.​ The​ farm​ is​ in​ its​ early​ stages​ and​ growing​ leaps​ and​ bounds​ every​ year.​ Off​ farm,​Jane​is​a​Program​Associate​in​Water​ Quality​ for​ the​ University ​of​ Arkansas ​Division​ of​ Agriculture​ Cooperative​ Extension​ Service.​ Her​ responsibilities​ include​ urban​ stormwater​ program​ coordination​ and​ promotion,​ development​ of​ stormwater​ teaching​ resources,​ and​ youth ​outreach.​ Prior​ to​ coming​ to​ Northwest​ Arkansas,​ Jane​ worked​ and​ lived​ in​ the​ East​African​ country​ of​ Tanzania​ as​ an​ Executive​ Director​ for​ a​ small​ non-profit​ and​ as​ a​ U.S.​ Peace​ Corps​ Volunteer.​ Jane​ is​ originally​ from​Texarkana,​TX.​ This​ year’s​ race​ will​ be​ limited​ to​ 500​ runners,​who​ will ​once ​again ​run ​the ​same​ Half​ Marathon​ Certified​ course​ created​ in​ 2011.​ Once​ again,​ the​ race​ will​ benefit​ local​ Winslow​ non-profit​ organizations.​ …

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  5. Obituaries for Jan. 26 – Feb. 5

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    February 9, 2012 by wcobserver

    Brighton Thadd Polach — Prairie Grove Brighton Thadd Polach, infant son of Brendan and Theresa Faulk Polach of Prairie Grove, passed away Jan. 26. Survivors include his parents; one brother, Brandon T. Nodier and one sis- ter, Briell S. Nodier both of Prairie Grove; grandparents, Gary and Betty LaTaxes of Prairie Grove and Charles and Tammy Po- lach of Fayetteville, and the late Russell Faulk; God parents, Dalton M. Faulk and Brianna Polach. Arrangements are under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove. To sign the online guest book, visit www.luginbuel.com. Bobby Gene Watson — Winslow Bobby Gene Watson, of Winslow, died Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Fayetteville Vet- eran’s Hospital. Bob was born June 11, 1937, in Boomer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lillie Watson, his son Raymond Keith Watson, and two brothers, Elmer Raymond Wat- son and Danny Joe Watson. Bob is sur- vived by his wife of 54 years, Katie Ann Watson, one son, Bobby Joe Watson of Fayetteville; three daughters, Vicky Lynn Daylie of Hot Springs, Mary Katherine Young of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Susan Ann Watson of Winslow; two grandsons, two great granddaughters, one brother and four sisters. …

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  6. Washington County Divorces Filed Jan. 25 — Feb. 3

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    February 9, 2012 by wcobserver

    • Donald and Judy Mitchell, represented by Vicki Vasser • Steven and Ashley McAlpin, represented by BoyceDavis • Darrick and Amandad Phillips, represented by Pro se • Ralph and Patricia Holingsworth, represented by Steven Zega • Stanley Jackson, represented by Greg Clark and Jo L Jackson, represented by Victoria Bruton • Rhonda and Jimmy Meeks, represented by Tim Snively • Anthony and Joyce Scott, represented by Pro se • Austin and Andrea Zornes, represented by Charles Harwell • Joanna and Daryl Patton, represented by David Hogue • Alena and Dustin Barnes, represented by Kristo- pher Ramsfield • Tina and Bobby Yates, represented by Johnnie Rhoads • Steve and Terri Nations, represented by John Baureis • Kristopher and Ryanne Strait, represented by Pro se • Robert and Charlotte Brgnac, represented by Eric Backstrom • James and Mary Crump, represented by Larry Douglas • Kenneth and Patricia Whisenhunt, represented by Jim Burnett • Carmen and Christopher Curlee, represented by Mary Green • Jeremy Struble and Lena Gordy, represented by Kris Cassat • Irene and Ronald Estes, represented by Rita Hempen • Smiley and Leslie Bandy, represented by Vicki Vasser • Jeffery and Tonya Kissinger, reperesented by Charles Harwell • Jamie and Jaime …

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  7. Washington County Bankruptcies Filed Jan. 25 — Feb. 3

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    February 9, 2012 by wcobserver

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Berry • Shawn Redmond, Ch. 13, no representation disclosed • Marvin and Tracey Griggs, Ch. 13, represented by Michael Chase • Brandi and James Boliver, Ch. 13, represted by Jennifer DuCharme • Benjamin and Diana Huss, Ch. 7, represented by Todd Hertzberg • Trisha Parker, Ch.7, represented by Robert Conner • Richard and Ann Womack, Ch. 7, represented by Stanley Bond • Conchita Wertens, Ch. 7, represented by Stacy Alexander • Robert Tomlinson Jr., Ch. 7, represented by James Dowden • JoJo Poole, Ch. 7, represented by Robert Conner • Richard and Deborah Faust, Ch. 13, repre- sented by Jennifer DuCharme • Margaret Alsbrook, Ch. 7, represented by Robert Conner • Tony McDonald, Ch.7 , represented by Hugh Jacoway • Bobby Lynch, Ch. 7, represented by Cindy Hawkins • Gregory Stewart, Ch. 7, represented by Cindy Hawkins • Kerry Hargan, Ch. 13, represented by Michael Chase • Juan Acosta, Ch. 13, represented by Michael Chase • Kevin and Candace Barnes, Ch. 7, represented by Pro se • Lawrence Merck, Ch. 7, represented by Stacy Alexander • James and Alana Adkins, Ch. 7, represented by John Lee • Bradley and Gena Smith, Ch. 7, represented by Jennifer DuCharme …

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