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  1. WF Garden Market Explained

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    January 13, 2014 by wcobserver

    Information provided by Frances Hime. The Market was established by Frances Hime, Warren James, Patty and Jeff Baker, Jan and Chet Hayes, Jerry Napier, Sue Ogle, Mark Findahl, Julie Odum and David Bartel. Apologies to anyone not cited-please let me know. It is an independent organization with a federal EIN number and is not associated with the city of West Fork.  The Market has a current cash reserve for 2014.

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  2. Breakfast with Santa 2013

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    January 6, 2014 by wcobserver

    The West Fork Friends of the Library sponsors a fund raiser each year – Breakfast With Santa. The event is a town favorite featuring a pancake breakfast, pictures taken with Santa, a craft sale and some music. Enjoy these photos from a citizen photographer.

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  3. Verbatim Account WF Council Meeting Nov. 12, 2013

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    December 14, 2013 by wcobserver

    City Council Meeting Verbatim Account November 12, 2013 Volunteer Transcriptionists:   Christina Pettigrew Womack, Michele Allen Winkler In the transcription there will be numbers in parentheses.  These are the time locations on the recording and are randomly placed.   Interim Mayor Rossetti:  It’s 6:30. I’m going to call this meeting to order. I’d like to introduce Reverend Valton Elms from the White River United Pentecostal Church. He’s going to do our invocation tonight. So, Reverend Elms.

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  4. Planning Chair Heckled

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    December 4, 2013 by wcobserver

    The Observation Post, -just another blog- By Steve Winkler   [If you’re looking for an unbiased, objective account of the last West Fork Planning Commission meeting, look somewhere else. This account is subjective and biased. I went to the meeting, here is what I saw. Here is what I felt about what I saw.] I did it. Well, “heckled” might be an exaggeration. Actually I spoke from my seat without going up to the podium, something that’s not so unusual at government meetings in West Fork. But if intent matters, yes, it was heckling. It happened about thirty minutes into the second hour of the most discombobulated, surreal commission meeting I have attended in my four years of reporting on West Fork government meetings.

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  5. Library Friends Acquire Church Building

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    December 2, 2013 by wcobserver

    West Fork,Arkansas, Monday,Noon, December 2, 2013. The Friends of the West Fork Library, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping support the municipal library took title to their new home at a signing event at Arvest Bank.

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  6. Local Author Announces New Work

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    November 27, 2013 by wcobserver

    A Crime Unfit To Be Named: The Prosecution of John William Campbell A True Account; 40,000 words; By Denele Campbell Folks in this sleepy Arkansas hill town had no idea what awaited them that hot June day in 1949. So charged were the words required to describe it, the news wouldn’t make the front page. Instead, a tiny notice buried on Page 6 announced the beginning of a crime and a mystery: “Charges of sodomy were filed late this morning in Circuit Court against John Campbell and Mrs. Mary Henry.”

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  7. Guest Editorial by Leslie Scates: Why’d He Do It

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    November 27, 2013 by wcobserver

    -By Leslie Scates-  What would possess Michael “Butch” Bartholomew, a volunteer West Fork Business Manager who is paid by the separate Water and Sewer Dept., to transfer $10,000 from a City account and deposit it into a Water and Sewer account without a vote of the Council? Let’s look at the facts and see. 

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