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  1. New Officers Elected

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    July 15, 2011 by wcobserver

    The Washington County Retired Teachers Association elected new officers at their May meeting.

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  2. Paperwork Delays County Water Project

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    July 11, 2011 by wcobserver

    Several residents in the south part of the county have never been connected to a rural water system. Most have resorted to wells, springs or hauling water from municipal or other sources, such as Tatum Springs near the community of Whitehouse.

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  3. Teens Learn Livesaving Skills

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    July 7, 2011 by wcobserver

    Volunteer fire departments in the area often have been beset by a shortage of personnel capable of responding to medical emergencies. However, about 20 county teens learned the requisite skills for response during the county’s ninth annual Camp Rescue.

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  4. Paperwork Continues For County Water Project

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    July 1, 2011 by wcobserver

    By Timothy D. Dennis WASHINGTON COUNTY – Several residents in the south part of the county have never been connected to a rural water system. Most have resorted to wells, springs or hauling water from municipal or other sources, such as Tatum Springs near the community of Whitehouse. In the dry summer months, hauling water becomes a daily routine for many, and places like Tatum Springs dry up early in the day because of so many people needing water. On August 9, Washington County was awarded a grant to construct a rural water system in the southern part of the county. Seventy-nine miles of pipe will bring water all the way to the community of Sunset near the edge of the county. To date, about 300 easements have been collected from landowners in order to allow the county to build the main pipeline through their properties. But before the construction contracts can be awarded, about 20 easements for running pipe across as many properties are still needed. The majority of the outstanding easements are held up by bankruptcy proceedings or by the properties being owned by out-of-state banks, but three to four landowners have refused to sign easements outright, said …

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  5. JPs approve grant applications

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    June 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    ​The Washington County Quorum Court gave the green light to several grant applications that are being sought throughout the county. The court also gave approval to several agencies to apply for various grants during the court’s monthly meet on Thursday, June 9.

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  6. Hill Pleads Not Guilty

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    June 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    Martha Hill, 57, of Greenland entered a not-guilty plea in Washington County Court on June 1. Hill was arrested on May 2 on felony charges she embezzled money from her employer, Beaver Lake Concrete in Springdale.

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  7. Local Camps Offer Worlds of Fun

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    June 10, 2011 by wcobserver

    Staff Report COUNTY- School’s out and the endless days of summer now stretch ahead of kids happy to be out of school and parents who may be wondering how to fill some of those summer hours. For the artist, reader or outdoor explorer, south Washington County serves up three ways to add summer fun without a lot of expense. Summer Art Camp Ozark Folkways will hold its sixth annual week-long art camp, June 13-17, for ages 8-14. Budding artists will have the chance to create a wide range of art projects and showcase them in their own art show and reception on the last day of camp.  The camp, which is sponsored by the Art Center of Van Buren is one of the best values going at just $10. This year’s theme, as in past years, coordinates with the Washington County Library System’s theme, “One World, Many Stories.” Participants will create art, read folktales and listen to music from around the world.  Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791. Discovery Day Camp For the adventurer in your family, Devil’s Den may be the place for your explorer, July 11-15. Geared for kids 8-11 years old, this camp …

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