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  1. Public Forum Editorial

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    July 30, 2013 by wcobserver

    The office of West Fork's Utility Superintendent.

    At each West Fork city council meeting a two minute segment of time is allotted for members of the audience to address the council. The following is the full text of comments addressed to the council at the July meeting by Steve Winkler, a West Fork resident and publisher of this web site. “I’d like to take my two minutes to address two issues having to do with Mr. Bartholomew’s job performance.  We got a new web site and we’re getting new telephones; we’re entering the new digital age. The Mayor is taking us forward and bringing us into this century and a lot of people find it amazing that the highest paid, the longest time employee, (the one who isn’t actually a city employee, works for the water commission but he’s a volunteer for the street department), actually doesn’t know how to use this digital technology. He doesn’t use email, can’t do a simple internet search. So I’m wondering if someone might make a suggestion that he bring himself up to the standards of the city with his digital skills. The second thing is that a lot of people are concerned about the inordinate amount of time Mr. Bartholomew …

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  2. School Report Cards

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    July 28, 2013 by wcobserver

    The “school report cards” were published in the NWA Media, a supplement in the NWA Times July 28, 2013 and available on school websites. Their article includes reports from all Benton and Washington county school districts. Below are statistics for Greenland and West Fork districts.

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  3. Winslow Runs Again

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    July 21, 2013 by wcobserver

    The 3rd annual Winslow Half Marathon and 5k Run will take place on September 14th in the historic village of Winslow. Sponsored by the Winslow Community Development Council and numerous local and regional businesses, the race benefits community nonprofit organizations. Last year’s event raised over eight thousand dollars and attracted more than three hundred race participants from Northwest Arkansas and across the country. Race organizers hope to build on past year’s successes and have set an upper limit of five hundred  runners for this year’s race. The certified and chip timed Half Marathon starts at 8:00 at the Winslow Library and follows a challenging in an out course ending at the finish line at Peek’s Park. Runner’s, visitors and locals will once again be treated to a community expo at the park.  Park festivities include displays by local artists,  non profit and community organizations, live music and a barbecue luncheon  provided by Winslow Community Meals. Festivities wrap up around noon, just in time for the 31st Annual Winfest local music festival. For more information or to register, visit www.winslowrun.com

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  4. Music at Riverside Park

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    July 21, 2013 by wcobserver

    Park Music 1

    At least 125 people relaxed last night surrounded by perfect weather, local talent, good food and friends.  Billed as the first and last Music at the River for this summer, several musicians sang and played at West Fork’s scenic Riverside Park, thanks to set up by Doyle Baker, Jeff Baker and Francis Harderson.  Some of the onlookers brought their own food and the Pentecostal Church Youth Group sold their popular walking taco and drinks.  Photos were provided by Palika N. Dias-Morse.

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  5. Tag-Art Studio Grand Opening

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    July 21, 2013 by wcobserver

    tag art opening

    The scent of delicious barbeque brisket wafted around the grounds as Tim Taggart, local artist and entrepreneur, celebrated the grand opening of his TAG-ART STUDIO on July 20.  The studio is attached to Tim’s and his wife Sarah Setzer’s  home just off Hwy.170 and I540 on Dairy Farm Road.  From yard sale items to unique crafts to high end art, there was something for everyone…even a bee hive observation area. Tim also hosts the facebook page “West Fork Arts” that promotes the arts in the West Fork area.

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