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  1. Those Darn Editorials

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    August 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    Every week about 7000 eyeballs roll across the pages of this little rag-tag rag in search of something. We ask, and the answers indicate that reader satisfaction is based on what interests them.

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  2. Working Together Deserves Kudos

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    August 23, 2011 by wcobserver

    Observant Observer readers no doubt saw the quarter-page ad in last week’s edition for the upcoming Half Marathon and 5K run coming to Winslow.

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  3. The Other Golden Rule

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    August 12, 2011 by wcobserver

    Some say the money changers rule the world by controlling the flow of money through international monetary funds and treaties that diminish the sovereignty of nations.

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  4. The Concept of Planning

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    August 7, 2011 by wcobserver

    At first glance the idea of regulating the social and economic character of a town may seem counter intuitive – “It’s my land I’ll do whatever I want with it”. But the concept of planned communities has existed since humans corralled their animals and started living close together.

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  5. “We’ve always done it that way”

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    July 29, 2011 by wcobserver

    During the July West Fork Council Meeting the subject of the need for a city code enforcement officer was brought up. In the current arrangement a citizen must make a complaint about a possible violation of the city code regarding animals running loose, derelict houses, back yard auto salvage yards, illegal signs, unkempt and/or unsafe property before something is done — or, unfortunately, not done.

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  6. The Perils of Positive Thinking

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    July 22, 2011 by wcobserver

    The big-city dailies have been running full-page ads for an event called the “Get Motivated! Business Seminar.” The ad’s pitch relies heavily on America’s romance with celebrity worship, bargain hunting and Biblical authority.

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  7. Guarded Optimism

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    July 15, 2011 by wcobserver

    The West Fork Water Department’s woes won’t end with a hike in water rates. The depth and breadth of the problems in that department will require many months, perhaps years, to sort out and return the city utility to solvency and accountability. The people who attended the June 14 public hearing regarding the rate increase didn’t get much in the way of a plan to rectify the department’s problems, which aren’t limited to financial insolvency. The financial problems are coupled with insufficient accountability and lack of transparency in the Water Department. Add to that questions concerning the legality of transferred funds by City Treasurer/Water Department Secretary Kristie Drymon, wife of Councilmember Rodney Drymon. The “go forward plan” presented by the Water Department was mostly a list of actions that have been and/or should have been in practice all along. New on the list, however, was an agreement to increase the number of Commission members from three to five. Good idea. It probably wouldn’t hurt to reduce the length of terms for commission members from eight years, but that wasn’t mentioned. As word circulated in the community that there were openings on the Water Commission nine citizens came forward and offered …

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