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  1. Parks Picks New Boss


    June 24, 2014 by Steve Winkler

    New director named for West Fork Parks Department -Special to the Observer- by Brian Bowerman, Park Commission Chairman West Fork, AR – After an exhaustive search and interview process lasting more than two months, the West Fork Parks Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of a new director of the parks department.  On June 21, the commission unanimously voted to hire Chad Harrison to be employed as the Director of the West Fork Parks Department.  The commission received over twenty applications for the vacancy and conducted five personal interviews prior to hiring Harrison.


  2. Public Packs Parks Meeting


    November 20, 2013 by wcobserver

    An account of the West Fork Parks meeting Saturday  November 16, 2013 [Reader Warning: This article is written in the popular “gonzo style” of journalistic writing that makes no pretense of objectivity. Take what you want from the article. Have fun.] -By Steve “Half Truth” Winkler- Word on the street reached facebook comments on Nov. 14 with questions about Parks Director Dave Roebke; “Why is he such a target?” The room was full at the Saturday morning meeting.  The gathered sport enthusiasts looked like a meeting of the town’s heavy hitters (pun intended). There were coaches, parents, the new mayor, Charlie Rossetti, a sheriff’s deputy, former mayor (prior to  Frances Hime) Jan Throgmorton, current council member Julie Shafer, former council members, along with spouses, ex-spouses, cousins, in-laws, and friends of the heavy hitters.


  3. Parks Flap Gets Public Airing


    June 24, 2013 by wcobserver

      The Observation Post by Steve Winkler As the days grow longer and the hills go green the boys of summer pull out the bats and balls, oil the gloves and head to the ball park. It’s not just the kids that come out for America’s favorite pass time. In a society that likes to organize and structure summer fun it means that along with the  kids comes a gaggle of adults in the form of coaches, assistant coaches, umpires, managers, fund raisers, volunteers, drivers, grounds keepers, directors,  and of course Commissioners. And parents. City owned and operated Carter Park in West Fork is a modern facility with all the amenities’ of any small town sports facility; fences, bleachers, well tended in and out field, lights, paved parking, rest rooms, concession stand and a pavilion for picnics. The facility is financed with a city sales tax and overseen by a seven member commission that hires a professional parks and recreation director. Any keen observer of small town social life knows that many folks around here rank Sports right up there with God and Country. So it’s no surprise when any perceived deviation from the principles of fair play and character …