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  1. An Out-of-Towner’s Fishing Tale

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    May 9, 2012 by wcobserver

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    South of West Fork, Highway 71 follows the White River like a boy follows his father. Snaking along beside it with pride and admiration, with mimicry. Sometimes they drift apart, momentarily, but always gravitate back together, tumbling through billowing lush green trees of spring and summer.

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  2. Journey to India Finds Path Less Traveled

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    August 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    In 1967 a young woman, fresh from college, made her first trip to India. She was idealistic and full of enthusiasm for the role she would play as a member of the Peace Corps. But her early days in India didn’t go as she had planned; the Indian women she had come to help pitied her. By their standards, she was strange.

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  3. Past Remains Part of Present

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    August 22, 2011 by wcobserver

    Generally speaking, people think of the Depression and World War II eras as being very tough times in this country. A recent conversation with Martha Hamilton, who has lived her whole life in the Winslow area, revealed what she believes was a softer, more innocent time.

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  4. Well into Her 10th Decade, Fleeta Clark is Still Cooking

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    August 11, 2011 by wcobserver

    When you first enter Fleeta Clark’s home she will apologize for its condition. There are a few piles of things but in reality it is well-maintained and feels like a home.

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  5. Roadside Haven Kept Alive by Volunteers

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    July 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    A quiet band of volunteers works tirelessly behind the scenes. All day, every day, a steady stream of cars and trucks are lured off Hwy. 71 by a picturesque park full of shade trees and picnic tables that beckon drivers to take a short detour from their destinations.

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  6. Road Trip 2011: Arkansas’ Biggest Yard Sale

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    July 22, 2011 by wcobserver

    What started out as a way to build sales for one woman’s antique business has morphed into an annual 160 mile yard sale that stretches along Hwy. 64 in Arkansas from Fort Smith to Beebe.

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  7. Building Trades Instructor Retires from Greenland

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    July 18, 2011 by wcobserver

    A valuable member of Greenland High School, Freddie Wood, will be sorely missed. He retired from the teaching profession on June 9, 2011.

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