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  1. Little Free Libraries Sprout Up in Winslow

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    December 7, 2012 by wcobserver

    Special to the Observer By John Ford Little Free Libraries Sprout Up in Winslow Ozark Folkways hosted a workshop this past weekend with Tod Bols, co-founder of the Little Free Library movement that is sweeping the nation. Sponsored by Home Depot and coordinated by Fayetteville resident Judith Levine, workshop participants attended a brief presentation by Mr. Bols and then built small book exchange “libraries” to take home and display curbside. According to  Ozark Folkways Director, Rebecca Buchannan, the workshop was a “ resounding” success. Attendees were from the immediate Winslow area as well as Fayetteville, Alma and Van Buren.

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  2. Winslow Half Marathon Shares Success

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    November 14, 2012 by wcobserver

    WCDC Distributes Winslow Half Marathon and 5k Race Proceeds Special to the Observer from John Ford At their monthly meeting on November 12, the Board of Directors of The Winslow Community Development Council met to review their final report on revenue and expenses from the Second Annual Winslow Half Marathon and 5K Race. This year’s run was held in conjunction with the 30th Annual Winfest Community Music Festival and a well received Community Expo at the finish line in Peak’s Park. Proceeds were earmarked for various non profit organizations benefiting the local community.. Over three hundred runners participated in this year’s race which was by all accounts an unqualified success. The WCDC and numerous local businesses sponsored the event.

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  3. Get Friendly

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    November 13, 2012 by wcobserver

    Become a “Friend of Folkways!” We are forming a new group to help support Ozark Folkways each year, and we’re simply calling it: Friends of Folkways. We have so many dear friends, volunteers, and supporters locally and all across the country who have supported us over the years, now we want to offer a few gifts back to you for your continued support.

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  4. Winslow Museum Grows

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    November 2, 2012 by wcobserver

    Special to the Observer By Beverly Simpson                                                                                            News From the Winslow Museum In July, the Winslow Museum received a grant from The Arkansas Humanities Council for $2500.00.  This money will be used to pay for certification classes for the museum director.  The classes consist of building exhibits, managing and organizing collections, working with volunteers, starting a non-profit museum, and record keeping.    The Developing Exhibitions class has been completed and as a result a new exhibit for the museum was created.  Monies from this grant will also be used to purchase a computer, printer, camera, audio recorder, and printing of brochures and a new book on stories from Winslow. 

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  5. Little Free Libraries Come to Winslow

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    May 8, 2012 by wcobserver

    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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  6. 100 Years of Home and Garden

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    March 15, 2012 by Annie McCormick

    WINSLOW – The County Extension Homemakers’ Council started in Washington county in 1912 with a $1500 grant from the USDA. A part of the University of Arkansas’ Cooperative Extension Service, its goal was to educate residents with home demonstrations of canning, sewing, gardening and introducing new practices or technology to homemakers and farmers. Winslow resident Billie Sue Hughes believes the charter in Winslow started in 1962. She joined in 1964 or 1965 where she took classes on canning. She said the county office, which is now located at the Washington County Fairgrounds property, can teach you about whatever it is you want to learn from knitting to planting. The Win- slow group includes Ellen Center, Shirley Nesbitt and Fleeta Clark. “There’s so many old women. I don’t know what the average age is, but it’s oooooold,” laughs Hughes. She thinks the youngest member is in her 60s. She says that women retire and want something to do or want to learn something new. The group has always had an average of ten members. The monthly meeting is in the daytime so the ladies don’t have to drive at night. They are also a non-profit service organization. Their main source of …

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  7. Winslow Appoints New Race President

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    February 9, 2012 by wcobserver

    WINSLOW – Plans​are​underway​for​the​ second​annual​Winslow​Half​Marathon​and​ 5k​ Race​ to​ be​ held​ on​ Sept.​ 22.​ Event​ organizers ​recently ​met​ at ​the ​home​ of​ community​ volunteer​ Mary​ Anderson,​ where​ they​ discussed​ plans​ for​ this​ year’s​ race,​ appointed​ race​ organizing​ committees​ and​ elected​ a​ new​ Race​ President.​ This​ years​ race​ will ​take ​place ​under ​the ​leadership​ of​ Jane ​Maginot, ​of ​Winslow. Jane​ Maginot​ moved​ to​ the​ Boston​ Mountains​ four​ years​ ago​ with​ her​ hus- band,​ James,​ to​ start​ a​ small​ diversified​ farm,​ Beyond​ Organics​ Farm.​ Together​ they​ raise​ vegetables,​ goats,​ poultry​ and​ cattle.​ The​ farm​ is​ in​ its​ early​ stages​ and​ growing​ leaps​ and​ bounds​ every​ year.​ Off​ farm,​Jane​is​a​Program​Associate​in​Water​ Quality​ for​ the​ University ​of​ Arkansas ​Division​ of​ Agriculture​ Cooperative​ Extension​ Service.​ Her​ responsibilities​ include​ urban​ stormwater​ program​ coordination​ and​ promotion,​ development​ of​ stormwater​ teaching​ resources,​ and​ youth ​outreach.​ Prior​ to​ coming​ to​ Northwest​ Arkansas,​ Jane​ worked​ and​ lived​ in​ the​ East​African​ country​ of​ Tanzania​ as​ an​ Executive​ Director​ for​ a​ small​ non-profit​ and​ as​ a​ U.S.​ Peace​ Corps​ Volunteer.​ Jane​ is​ originally​ from​Texarkana,​TX.​ This​ year’s​ race​ will​ be​ limited​ to​ 500​ runners,​who​ will ​once ​again ​run ​the ​same​ Half​ Marathon​ Certified​ course​ created​ in​ 2011.​ Once​ again,​ the​ race​ will​ benefit​ local​ Winslow​ non-profit​ organizations.​ …

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