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  1. Letter to Editor: Professional Procedures Lacking

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    February 22, 2013 by wcobserver

    Dear Editor of the Observer, I have thought long and hard about writing this letter, but I think I have something to say to other West Fork citizens, out there, who just might listen. I moved to West Fork about four years ago, but I have deep ties here through family members who have lived in this area for a very long time. In those four years, especially in the last five months, I have learned things about our city government that concern me.

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  2. Letter to the Editor: No Laughing Matter

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    November 26, 2012 by wcobserver

    Mitt Romney got a laugh from his audience at the GOP convention when he said, “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans, (Romney bites his lip, crowd laughs, hoots, whistles) and to heal the planet. (Crowd chuckles) My promise, is to help you and your family.” (Wild, sign waving ovation) It’s a fact that most Republicans don’t buy the science on global warming, so Romney cracked his cynical little joke to an appreciative audience, but how does one justify the notion that ignoring the reality of rising sea levels is helpful to anyone?

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  3. Letter to Editor, Fred Robinson

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    November 2, 2012 by wcobserver

    Letter to the Editor, Fred Robinson here. I have entered my name in the election for Alderman, Ward 2 Position 1. In my interaction with citizens of West Fork on the issues, I have decided that my informed opinions on these issues are as follows: The issues on the ballot and where I stand on them: FOR the initiative to put control of our Water and Sewer System in our City Government AGAINST the medical marijuana proposal NON-COMMITTED on the sales tax for highways. West Fork Election Positions:   

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  4. Letter to the Editor: Tax ‘Em All

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    May 15, 2012 by wcobserver

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    The good intentioned people of the Quorum Court have passed to some of the voters, a measure that will extract yet another incremental tax increase from all of us. I say some voters because this will be on a May ballot which all involved know is lightly attended by the public at large. We can call this fair in the sense that it is a public vote but make no mistake; it is clearly intended to sway the result from the limited turnout as opposed to allowing this to be included in the well attended November election. This dichotomy should be explained in any elections that the issue included has no real time constraint. Do they really purport this to be a democratic act? The reason I oppose this measure is twofold. First, anyone who will consider the simple arithmetic will see that this is a manufactured entitlement. Using the ORT figures, ridership is at best 250,000 per year, the fare is $1.25, and the tax increase, not the total spent, is over $7 Million.  ORT further claims that ridership will exceed 1.2 Million in 2012 and although far fetched, would yield: $1.25 rider fare times the exaggerated 1.2 million …

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  5. Letter to the Editor: Support ORT

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    May 8, 2012 by wcobserver

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    You’ve heard the old saying, “give a man a fish you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.” So what if the man already knows how to fish but lives too far from the water to be able to fish.

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  6. Letter to the editor for April 27 – May 1

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    April 26, 2012 by Jeff Winkler

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    Below is Larry Woodall’s letter he send to Walton Arts Center after it announced that Ted Nugent would be performing in the summer First let me say a big thank you to WAC for its presence in NWA. I’ve enjoyed numerous concerts and art shows at your Dickson St location since your opening and plan to continue. I write you to register a complaint about your choice to support Ted Nugent for the AMP appearance in NWA on June 10, 2012. Ted Nugent is blatantly and vulgarly a partisan political entertainer. On stage he has called for SoS Hillary Clinton to “suck on this you bitch” as he waves an assault rifle in the air. Recently his remarks likened the President of the United States to coyote in one’s living room that needs to be shot. Today comes this revelation that Nugent’s comments have been scrubbed from the National Rifle Association’s website: “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent told a crowd at the [NRA] convention. That comment piqued the interest of the Secret Service, who’ll be meeting with Nugent Thursday. Link is here …

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  7. Letter to the Editor, April 5 Edition

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    April 5, 2012 by wcobserver

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    To the Editor: Last fall I was in your wonderful town visiting old friends. We drove past a school with a sign that read “We Give Praise To God For Providing ABC Summer Funding.” I was puzzled and asked my friends what the sign was about and they told us it was preschool run by a religious man, Justin Harris. We returned home and I did an internet search and discovered the school gets over $850,000 from a state-federal education program. I also learned that the school’s owner is a state representative who gets to vote on funding for his school. It may be politely pious to thank God for the school’s funding but if you rummage around the books there will be at least two checks that say State of Arkansas, one for the school, one for legislative salary. Does God live in Little Rock? Larry Woodall, Springdale

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