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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. 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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  3. Oelrich to Chair State Convention

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    February 2, 2012 by wcobserver

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    The 81st  annual conference and convention of Arkansas Water and Wastewater professionals is scheduled for the week of April 29 through May 2. Larry Oelrich of Prairie Grove will be presiding over the annual conference this year, as the 2012 chairman. The AWWWEA (Arkansas Water Works and Water EnvironmentaAssociation) partners with the Arkansas Dept. of Health, ADEQ (Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality), as well as the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University to put on a comprehensive training and short school for water professionals.

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  4. Warm Weather Fun

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    January 27, 2012 by wcobserver

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    Global warming isn’t all bad. The unseasonably warm weather the past couple of weeks meant folks could go outside for a little fresh air. The kids at the Prairie Grove Elementary after-school program took advantage of the pleasant tempratures to burn off that last little bit of school-day energy. The Prairie Grove High School softball team also made use of the weather, practicing for the upcoming season in shorts and t-shirts. Photos by Jeff Winkler

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  5. A LEGION OF PLEASANT GAMBLERS: Prairie Grove Groups Hosts popular Bingo hall

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    January 21, 2012 by Lillian Winkler

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    Playing Bingo in church basements, le-gion huts and union halls has been around a long time, but in years past, the legality of the pastime was somewhat fuzzy. After all, it is a type of gambling. The Arkansas legislature granted legal status to the games in 2007 with the pass- ing of the “Charitable Bingo and Raffles Enabling Act.” It ensured that non-profit, tax-exempt organizations could be licensed to operate bingo games. Things got even better two years later when Governor Mike Beebe signed a law lowering the penny-per-card tax on charitable bingo to three- tenths of a cent. The Prairie Grove American Legion has done a great job of taking advantage of these new laws. Every Thursday, people from all around south Washington County gather to play Bingo at local Post 146. Fortunately, with this kind of gambling, no one frowns upon bringing your children. People of all ages can enjoy the fun and the food, even the babies and in-laws. And anyone 18 or older can play, and make some money. The game has provided numerous funds for other people and organizations in need. “I have to keep track of every penny that comes in and out of …

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  6. ​Season’s Greetings from Prairie Grove!

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    January 8, 2012 by Sonny Hudson

    From Mayor Sonny Hudson — As 2011 winds down, we look back at the year and are proud of many accomplishments. The year was a challenge, as extreme cold, record snow falls, record flooding in April and May, and the summer heat, all provided their share of challenges.

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  7. The Locals’ Home for Crafters and Collectors

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    December 19, 2011 by Lillian Winkler

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    By Jeff Winkler PRAIRIE GROVE – Like many of the shops in downtown Prairie Grove, The Locals is a busy place on Saturday afternoon. Shoppers are weaving through the small walkway filled on each side with booths of about 50 vendors, as an employee carries a heavy-looking elephant sculpture out of the shop for a customer, and the rest of the staff is enjoying whatever conversation comes their way.

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