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  1. Bug Scuffling Through The Friendly Neighborhood

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    October 3, 2011 by wcobserver

    Anytime a road is named after your surname, you know your family has been around a long time. This is the case with Gary and Debbie Paulk who live on Paulk Road in West Fork. While Gary may not actually live on Bug Scuffle, he is definitely a Bug Scuffler.

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  2. Block Party Rocks Bug Scuffle

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    August 19, 2011 by wcobserver

    What is summer without a block party? The problem is that blocks don’t exist out here in Stickler and the surrounding country so Larry and I held a Bug Scuffle Buddies Block party with brisket and brats. We delivered most invitations face to face and had about fifty people show up, half of which were kids infants through teens.

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  3. Nature Photography Excites Youngsters

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    August 6, 2011 by wcobserver

    One of the things most grandparents like to do is share activities with their grandchildren because parents often do not have the time, especially during summer when the kids are out of school and when communities and organizations offer a variety of special programs.

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  4. Bringing Back Memories of Strickler Stagecoach Station

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    July 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    Last time we talked about the early history of the stagecoach station in Strickler and how Ross Earl Sherry, the current site owner, was a direct descendant of Benjamin Strickler, who bought the place after the stage line went bankrupt.

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  5. Solving the Mystery of Strickler

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    July 7, 2011 by wcobserver

    When Larry and I first bought our property, we looked at a map of the area and found Strickler. Only when we got here, there was no Strickler. No store, no gas station, nothing.

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  6. Life Lesson Learned By Flunking Out

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    May 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    Two weeks ago the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Buddhism, visited the University of Arkansas, a really big deal. In Western terms, that’s like the Pope coming for a visit. In 2000, I decided to go on a week-long retreat to a Zen Buddhist monastery in New York to learn meditation. Just to let you know up front, I flunked out after just three days!

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