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  1. Students Awarded Scholarship

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    May 3, 2012 by wcobserver

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    Riley Alexandra Franklin of West Fork has received a Second Century Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University beginning with the fall 2012 semester. She is a graduate of West Fork High School, a National Honor Society member and All State Cheerleader. Ms. Franklin is the daughter of Cynthia McAdoo. Holland Craise of Prairie Grove, a senior at Greenland High School, has been selected to receive an Achievement scholarship from Southern Arkansas University. This scholarship includes $1,000 per semester and has a four year value of $8,000. Holland is the daughter of Robert and Toni Craise.

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  2. 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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  3. The New Kid in Town

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    March 15, 2012 by wcobserver

    GREENLAND – At 25 years old, Pastor Jeff Jones may seem to some like just a boy, but he’s a man of God. In fact, as the Free Will Baptist Church’s newest pastor, he’s the man of God. Jones began serving as the church’s pastor on Dec. 1, replacing the long-serving Pastor Lester Shadrick, who retired. So what’s it like being the pastor, especially one so young? “This is arguable, but I really feel my generation has a whole lot more stuff they have to struggle with than the previous generation,” Jones said. “And that might not be true, but in some respects there’s a lot more temptation to fall into ruin in your life. … like a lot of people are crying out for help in a lot of ways.” Jones said guiding a congregation with many members much older than himself certainly has its challenges, but they’re nothing that can’t be over come through faith. “I think there’s always going to be some sort of generational gap. I think a lot of time, the challenge is — for me — what am I going to preach on that these people haven’t already heard? And that’s the inevitable temptation,” …

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  4. Are You Ready for Some Softball?

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    February 24, 2012 by wcobserver

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    Despite the unusually warm temperatures this winter, spring doesn’t really begin until softball players begin stretching their limbs and tossing the ball around the infield. And indeed, that time is near, with teams from West Fork, Prairie Grove and Greenland practicing for the upcoming season. For the Greenland High School girls softball team, that practice will make perfect. Coach David Stout said he’s scheduled the maximum amount of games allowed, 22, and is looking forward to a great performance from his team, just as soon as they get done with the basketball season, that is. Many of the players on the softball team also play basketball, and the more successful the girls are on the court, the less time they’ll have on the field before game time. The Lady Pirates first game, in fact, is March 5, against Gentry. “I didn’t lose any starters so everyone except for one girl will come back out this year, so we should be fairly decent,” Stout said. “Right now, we won’t truly see how we’re going to be until basketball’s over. I wish the basketball girls all the luck in the world, but we’ll get started when they get done there. I want …

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  5. Law and Order for week of Dec. 30 – Jan. 8

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    January 12, 2012 by wcobserver

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    A complaint was made that a business on Mineral Springs Rd. was receiving pornographic magazines i.e. Maxim and Playboy. The officer recommended that she notify the postmaster to block the unwanted mail.

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  6. The top Stories of 2011

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    January 8, 2012 by wcobserver

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    What a year it’s been! Check out some of the Observer’s top stories and photos of 2011 Baseball Coach Steps Down When: September 1, 2011 Greenland Baseball Coach Lee Larkan stepped down after four years in the dugout although he’s still going strong as the high school football coach, reported Brent Harrison.

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  7. Santa Sightings 2011

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    December 25, 2011 by wcobserver

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    Santa Claus was spotted all over south Washington County in the days before Christmas, with stops in Winslow, West Fork and Greenland. Fortunately, theObserver was able to capture the allusive saint on several occasions. Photos by Jeff Winkler and Michele Winkler

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