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  1. WinFest 2011

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    October 2, 2011 by wcobserver

    A little rain didn’t stop those attending the 29th annual Winfest on Sept. 17. Although the crowd was a bit thinner because of the weather, you never heard anyone complain: in fact, the occasional downpour throughout the day seemed to brighten the experiences of those at the event. Kids frolicked, bands played and everyone seemed to have a great time.

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  2. Big Hearts Create The Big House

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    September 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    In today’s world, both parents often work. The result is that older students are often left with little or nothing to do during the after school hours. These idle teens are more likely to make poor choices. An small organization in Prairie Grove, however, is doing something about it. Something big.

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  3. Family Farm Flourishes at Hogeye

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    September 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    Many people in Northwest Arkansas own land and raise a few cows. Not many make farming their sole source of income and the center of their lives. Mark Findahl and his daughter Laura, 17, and son Avery, 15, do just that.

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  4. Journey to India Finds Path Less Traveled

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    August 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    In 1967 a young woman, fresh from college, made her first trip to India. She was idealistic and full of enthusiasm for the role she would play as a member of the Peace Corps. But her early days in India didn’t go as she had planned; the Indian women she had come to help pitied her. By their standards, she was strange.

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  5. Past Remains Part of Present

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    August 22, 2011 by wcobserver

    Generally speaking, people think of the Depression and World War II eras as being very tough times in this country. A recent conversation with Martha Hamilton, who has lived her whole life in the Winslow area, revealed what she believes was a softer, more innocent time.

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  6. Well into Her 10th Decade, Fleeta Clark is Still Cooking

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    August 11, 2011 by wcobserver

    When you first enter Fleeta Clark’s home she will apologize for its condition. There are a few piles of things but in reality it is well-maintained and feels like a home.

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  7. Camp Introduces Youth to Stone Masonry

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    August 4, 2011 by wcobserver

    As demand for manufactured stone increases, stone masons worry that their craft may be a dying art, but a camp last week at Ozark Folkways aimed to introduce stone masonry to a new generation.

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