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  1. Caring and Giving Season: Open Door Health

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    December 9, 2014 by Steve Winkler

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    - Observer Staff- “We are here to stay,” say the Advance Practice Nurses of Open Door Health and Community Services. Lela Shipman and Julie Thibodaux opened their doors to offer medical care to the citizens of south Washington County on April 15, 2013. Since that time the clinic has had about 1300 patient encounters, with over 400 patients.

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  2. School Report Cards

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    July 28, 2013 by wcobserver

    The “school report cards” were published in the NWA Media, a supplement in the NWA Times July 28, 2013 and available on school websites. Their article includes reports from all Benton and Washington county school districts. Below are statistics for Greenland and West Fork districts.

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  3. Permits & Licenses Issued

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    March 20, 2013 by wcobserver

    West Fork Business Licenses January 18   Lela Shipman,  Open Door Health &Community Services,  425 A N. Centennial Ave   February 15 Harps Grocery Store, 266 Tree Dog Lane   February 26  Andrea Jackson, Country Divas, 88 N. Centennial, suite 6   February 26  Greg Melancon, West Fork Veterinary Clinic, Po box 411 West Fork Building Permits January 22  931 N. Centennial Ave, Brandon Boggs, Erecting 3000sqft   zone I building estimated  cost $25,000, fee $63   March 1 274 Main St. J.D. Gass, Re-modeling, 720 sqft. Est. cost $20,000, fee $58, zone C   Greenland Businesses Licenses January 13  Scott Smity, 298 S. Main, J.A.W.S. Towing and Repair   Greenland Building Permits January 2  219 Peerson Ave. Fayetteville , new home est. 1232 SqFt.  cost $71,456,  fee $416

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  4. Students Awarded Scholarship

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    May 3, 2012 by wcobserver

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    Riley Alexandra Franklin of West Fork has received a Second Century Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University beginning with the fall 2012 semester. She is a graduate of West Fork High School, a National Honor Society member and All State Cheerleader. Ms. Franklin is the daughter of Cynthia McAdoo. Holland Craise of Prairie Grove, a senior at Greenland High School, has been selected to receive an Achievement scholarship from Southern Arkansas University. This scholarship includes $1,000 per semester and has a four year value of $8,000. Holland is the daughter of Robert and Toni Craise.

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  5. Greenland Gobbles Grants

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    April 23, 2012 by Steve Winkler

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    Every municipality in the country relies on grants to survive. They can come from various departments in the federal and state government or from the private sector. They can be outright gifts or may require the recipient to match an amount of the grant. Like its neighbors, the City of Greenland (pop. 1,250, despite what the city sign may say) has grant applications in the works at any given time and is now reaping the benefits of three of them. A $17,000 grant from the Arkansas General Improvement Fund which was applied for several years ago will allow for a remodel of City Hall allowing for more office space. Also included is an expansion of the library which is in city hall. The library has plans to move to another location in the future, according to Mayor Bill Groom. The Arkansas Parks and Recreation Department grant in the amount of $25,000 along with matching funds from Greenland will be used to provide new playground for the city park on Wilson Street. The equipment is “state of the art” and will be installed professionally installed said Mayor Groom. The biggest impact on the daily life of citizens will come from a …

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  6. The New Kid in Town

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    March 15, 2012 by wcobserver

    GREENLAND – At 25 years old, Pastor Jeff Jones may seem to some like just a boy, but he’s a man of God. In fact, as the Free Will Baptist Church’s newest pastor, he’s the man of God. Jones began serving as the church’s pastor on Dec. 1, replacing the long-serving Pastor Lester Shadrick, who retired. So what’s it like being the pastor, especially one so young? “This is arguable, but I really feel my generation has a whole lot more stuff they have to struggle with than the previous generation,” Jones said. “And that might not be true, but in some respects there’s a lot more temptation to fall into ruin in your life. … like a lot of people are crying out for help in a lot of ways.” Jones said guiding a congregation with many members much older than himself certainly has its challenges, but they’re nothing that can’t be over come through faith. “I think there’s always going to be some sort of generational gap. I think a lot of time, the challenge is — for me — what am I going to preach on that these people haven’t already heard? And that’s the inevitable temptation,” …

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  7. High School Lineman Signs Letter of Intent

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    February 13, 2012 by wcobserver

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    GREENLAND – Like scores of other high school football players across the country, Greenland offensive lineman Jeremy Collins participated in National Signing Day on Feb. 1. The senior signed a letter of intent to play for Arkansas Tech, upon finishing his last year of high school. During a ceremony at the Greenland High School cafeteria, Collins sat with his parents John and Myra Collins, as his fellow teammates and peers cheered him on. Despite Collins’ success on the field, Coach Lee Larkan praised the athelete’s academic abilities above grid- iron brawn. “It’s a lot of playing football, a lot of years of poking away. But the most important thing is that he is eligible to play football, academically,” Coach Larkan said. “The apathetic stuff does not matter if you don’t have the academics.” Coach Larkan wished the 6’5’’ 245-pound lineman luck, despite Tech’s colors of “green and gold” he said jokingly. “It is halfway pretty.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, Collins him- self was all smiles during the ceremony. “It feels good,” he said. “It’s like a weight lifted off my shoulders.” The difficulty in the months since football season ended has been to stay focused, he said, citing the chronic issue that …

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