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  1. Library Hall Has Successful Benefit Sale

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    March 9, 2014 by wcobserver

    WFFOL Sale

    -Special to the Observer from Patty Baker- Thank you to all of you who donated items, volunteered your precious time, or came to our sale and shopped with such generosity.  We made $2,400.00!  Incredible!   We had some very generous donations both of items and checks and are so thrilled to have this nice chunk of money to put towards Library Hall. Many of you said that because of the weather you weren’t able to get your items to us for our sale so we are going to have another one in April.  We are going to combine it with a bedding plant sale that the Master Gardener’s are planning.  So, as you are doing your spring cleaning, set aside those wonderful things that you need a new home for and we will sell them to benefit the Library Hall.

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  2. Green Light… Red Light…Green Light…

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    March 1, 2014 by wcobserver

    Fire Chief McCorkle

    By WCObserver Staff –   Progress toward making the Friends of the Library Hall ready for full use by the public was slowed last week when West Fork Fire Chief Mitch McCorkle expressed concerns about the building’s compliance with fire codes.  On February 12, 2014 Interim Mayor Rossetti, Chief McCorkle and some county officials conducted a survey of the Hall.  A week later notification was sent to Friends of the Library:

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  3. Guest Editoral: Public Policy and Staying Alive

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    February 27, 2014 by wcobserver

    health cae Rosy

    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…

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  4. Recycling Center Update

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    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.

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  5. State of the City: West Fork 2014

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    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.

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  6. “Peoples Project” Moves Forward

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    February 6, 2014 by wcobserver

    FOL Bldg 1

    -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.

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  7. Jan Throgmorton Returns to City Hall

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    January 24, 2014 by wcobserver

    Jan Throgmorton

    -By Steve Winkler- Four of the West Fork city council members, Mike Nelson, Anita Lowry, Ed Stout and Julie Shafer, voted at the January meeting to appoint former aldermen and Mayor Jan Throgmorton to the vacant Ward 4 seat. There were no other aldermen present. The other option was to appoint Valton Elams, a long time citizen active in community life but without previous political experience. The appointment was to complete the term of the Ward 4, Position 2 seat which was vacated when Charlie Rossetti was voted by the council to become Interim Mayor until a special election can be held to select someone to complete the term of Mayor Frances Hime who resigned in October, 2013. The

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