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  1. Guest Editoral: Public Policy and Staying Alive


    February 27, 2014 by wcobserver

    Special to the Observer by John Ford – Normally I avoid discussing controversial topics or talking politics or religion with people. Minds are made up, opinions cast in stone, the state of political discourse toxic. Instead of working to better the human condition, our leaders take care of the fat cats who write the checks and play a game of divide and conquer. And, it works. A lot of people are angry with a lot of other people.  The decibel level is maddening. A lot of us seem to be convinced or our superiority due to our own good fortune. Or maybe that’s just the way  we like to think of it because we’re afraid of what could happen to us.  There but for the grace of God go I…


  2. Recycling Center Update


    February 25, 2014 by wcobserver

    Special to the Observer from from Patty Baker- When we started the Recycling Center, eight or so years ago, we started with an empty lot provided by the City of West Fork. I think we got a picnic table from somewhere and, soon after that, a portable toilet. That first winter we warmed our hands over an open fire and didn’t even have a sorting table or wooden steps to reach the bins. Our trailers, Henry’s Hut, The Visiting Porch, the shop building that houses our book sale and oil recycling barrel, and even the fence were just a dream.


  3. State of the City: West Fork 2014


    February 17, 2014 by wcobserver

    The State of the City address was presented at the February meeting of the city council by Interim Mayor Charlie Rossetti.


  4. “Peoples Project” Moves Forward


    February 6, 2014 by wcobserver

    -By Observer Staff- It’s been six months since the hot August day last year when the West Fork Friends of the Library became the owners of the a landmark  property down the street from the Municipal Library. The group’s eighty plus members hit the ground running and will soon have the newly named and newly purposed  former church building  ready for a variety of community  events and gatherings. Named Library Hall, the Friends of the Library’s(FOL) mission to serve the needs of the library which has become a focus of community activity in recent years, with over 26,000 visits a year from area patrons. As a result, space for programs, meeting space, storage and other library services has shrunk. The Library Hall will help alleviate that overcrowding.