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  1. More Than Just a Transaction​

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    November 24, 2011 by wcobserver

    We admit it, the Observer is a little rag-tag, fly-by-the-seat-of- your-pants, mom-n-popenterprise that epitomizes the “small” in small business. And we’re proud of it. Perhaps that’s why we are such advocates of doing as much business with local merchants as possible. And at this time of year, when holiday shopping begins in earnest, we want to remind readers why we encourage them to think before they run to the big box chain stores.

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  2. A Season for Stories

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    November 17, 2011 by wcobserver

    Over time the “Holy Day” gradually became the holiday. What began as a day of special religious significance for individuals and groups broadened into a day of observance for national or cultural celebration. A holiday is a day out of the ordinary, separated from the normal routine of work or school. It is often a day of rememberance and reflection on our guiding principles and helps us understand who we are.

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  3. Let’s Explore All Revenue Options

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    November 10, 2011 by Steve Winkler

    West Fork’s councilmember Rodney Drymon might have been onto something at a budget workshop a couple weeks ago when he suggested that the only city department capable of increasing its revenue was the Police Department. What he might have overlooked is that not only does the city get a portion of traffic fines, but because the police are the city code enforcers they can generate revenue from ordinance violators as well as speeders. There’s some real money there.

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  4. City Hall Business is None of Your Business​

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    November 3, 2011 by wcobserver

    The City of Fayetteville has begun issuing business licenses. The purpose of a city-issued license is to provide fire and police departments with information to ensure adequate emergency response and to provide data on the size and nature of the business and professional community. The license also ensures that business activity is confined to the appropriate zone. And of course, it is a source of revenue.

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  5. Black, White and in the Red

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    October 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    We received a general letter today that hit us pretty hard. The Siloam Springs Journal announced on Thursday, Oct. 20, that it was suspending publication after six months and 21 issues. The primary reason given by Steve Milbourn, the Journal’s editor-publisher-and-general-jack-of-all-newspaper-positions was several personal health issues. From one person to another, we wish him a speedy recovery.

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  6. ​Happy Birthday Washington County

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    October 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    A milestone marking the passing of years often invokes reflection in our lives. Similarly when the county we call home has a birthday the mind grapples with what it must have been like in our county 183 years ago.

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  7. Celebrating Truly Local Festivals

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    October 20, 2011 by wcobserver

    Do you hear that? That’s the sound of silence, the sound of a genuine Arkansas fall with crisp mornings and chilly nights. It almost seems strange and foreign after four days of bikers roaring up and down the road. If you didn’t go down to the growling belly of the beast, don’t worry. Apart from the greasy food, rambunctious participants, streets filled with stuff to buy and enough beer to sink the Titanic, there wasn’t a whole lot of surprises.

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