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  1. 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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  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. Winslow Thrift Mega Store

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    April 29, 2013 by wcobserver

    Loyce Perry, volunteer.

    The Least of These Thrift Store on Highway 71, Winslow, Arkansas. Open Mon.-Sat. 9-5

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  4. Antiques Dazzle at Grand Opening

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    April 7, 2013 by wcobserver

    By Michele Allen Winkler The hard work and passion of local craftsman, designer and businessman J.D. Gass has brought a bright spot to downtown West Fork.  On April 5, 2013 J.D. Antiques had its grand opening at the old hardware store on Main Street. Among the museum quality treasures found here are a very unique safe found in Philadelphia and restored by J.D., beautiful chairs complete with attractive upholstery,  rugs, dishes and paintings. J.D. moved here 14 years ago, and for some time used the building to store items that he sold wholesale and at auctions.  Many people asked about buying some pieces directly from him, so about 2 months ago he decided to open this retail store. The array of beautifully restored furniture didn’t come without considerable effort. While laughing and saying, “I did it all on my own,” he also nodded to his three children Gabriel, Morgan and Payton acknowledging that they also helped to make the day a reality.  His wife Ciara, and friend and fellow restorer Josh were there to round out this hard working group.

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  5. Bullies or Bullied

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    May 22, 2012 by Lillian Winkler

    Trillion and a friend.

    Recently West Fork City Council presented a draft of animal control ordinance including banning the Pit Bull breed with the exception of current owners that have papers on their dog.

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  6. An Out-of-Towner’s Fishing Tale

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    May 9, 2012 by wcobserver

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    South of West Fork, Highway 71 follows the White River like a boy follows his father. Snaking along beside it with pride and admiration, with mimicry. Sometimes they drift apart, momentarily, but always gravitate back together, tumbling through billowing lush green trees of spring and summer.

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  7. Little Free Libraries Come to Winslow

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    May 8, 2012 by wcobserver

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    Have you heard of the Little Free Libraries? A project to promote literacy and community started a few years back by two advocates of reading in Wisconsin, Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the country.

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