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  1. Parks Flap Gets Public Airing

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    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 …

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  2. Deer Harvest Numbers

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    October 27, 2012 by wcobserver

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Sue Madison October 26, 2012 LITTLE ROCK –  Last year Arkansas hunters harvested 192,748 deer, about a four percent increase over the previous season’s harvest of 186,165. The harvest of bucks went up from 82,973 to 85,284 and the harvest of does increased from 88,341 to 93,838. So far this season about 38,000 deer have been harvested, according to the state Game and Fish Commission.  That includes more than 9,160 in Zone 12 of south-central Arkansas.  In no other zone have more than 3,000 been harvested.

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  3. Prairie Grove Looking To Regroup

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    October 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    Greenland and West Fork will face each other on a winning note tomorrow after the Pirates’ shutout win in the 1-3A over Marshall 41-0. West Fork heads into tomorrow’s tilt with momentum after opening the conference season on a positive and picking up its first win of the season 37-6 over Yellville-Summit. Prairie Grove dropped its 1-4A opener 13-10 in a hard fought game to Ozark at home.

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  4. Prep Round-Up

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    October 2, 2011 by wcobserver

    Prairie Grove and Greenland picked up wins last Friday, Sept. 16, in their final tuneup before beginning conference play this week. The Tigers stopped West Fork 35-14 and Greenland remained unbeaten on the young season with a 28-13 win over Pea Ridge. West Fork looks for its first win on Friday after coming out of the short end the last three weeks.

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  5. Pirates Continue Early-Season Roll

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    September 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    After its victory last week over Union Christian, Greenland continued its winning ways against a familiar foe in Mansfield, winning 42-13 this past Friday.

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  6. Turnovers costly for Tigers

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    September 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    In football, there’s never a good time for a turnover, but some miscues with the ball come at the most inopportune moments.

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  7. Greenland Coach Larkan Steps Down

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    September 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    After four years on the baseball diamond for the Greenland Pirates, Coach Lee Larkan has decided to turn over the reins. Larkan also coached at Des Arc for nine years prior to coming to Greenland. He holds a 68-17 record with the Pirates and recorded a Regional Conference Championship and Three District Tournament titles.

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