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  1. WFPD Secures Multiple Grants

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    October 10, 2013 by wcobserver

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    -By Steve Winkler- The West Fork Police Department is on a roll. The department is a recent recipient of grant money from Washington County District Court, the state legislature and the Arkansas revenue department. And, there’s more to come, according to the town’s Police Chief John Collins. A grant for just under $7,000 is being used to purchase security equipment for the court, taser guns, signage, and other security measures. West Fork District Judge Casey Jones and  Pauletta Weltch, District Court Clerk  were instrumental in locating the funds and submitting the proposal, said Collins. He added that since January his department has assigned two officers to court duty. A second grant from the Arkansas Legislature’s General Improvement Fund (GIF) for $5,000 will be used for increased technology for the department. The purchase of Axon Body Flex cameras will allow officers to transmit a visual image of what they see. Unlike dash mounted cameras the new models are attached to an officer’s glasses or with a head piece and record what the wearer is looking at. Other grants are in the pipe line. The department has applied for a Justice Administrative Grant (JAG) through the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. …

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  2. 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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  3. Greenland Gobbles Grants

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    April 23, 2012 by Steve Winkler

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    Every municipality in the country relies on grants to survive. They can come from various departments in the federal and state government or from the private sector. They can be outright gifts or may require the recipient to match an amount of the grant. Like its neighbors, the City of Greenland (pop. 1,250, despite what the city sign may say) has grant applications in the works at any given time and is now reaping the benefits of three of them. A $17,000 grant from the Arkansas General Improvement Fund which was applied for several years ago will allow for a remodel of City Hall allowing for more office space. Also included is an expansion of the library which is in city hall. The library has plans to move to another location in the future, according to Mayor Bill Groom. The Arkansas Parks and Recreation Department grant in the amount of $25,000 along with matching funds from Greenland will be used to provide new playground for the city park on Wilson Street. The equipment is “state of the art” and will be installed professionally installed said Mayor Groom. The biggest impact on the daily life of citizens will come from a …

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