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  1. Meet West Fork’s Renaissance Man ​​

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    November 3, 2011 by Terry Ropp

    You don’t actually have to live on Bug Scuffle to be a Bug Scuffler. Brad Hardin has been building a large house across the road from us since summer and is still going strong. Just a couple of weekends ago, Larry and I went to Cedarville to my first stock car races to watch Brad race. These were the last races of the season so not many cars were there. Nonetheless, I had a totally new experience and met a bunch of great people. Brad’s father, Terry, had been active in stock car racing too, but sold out when Brad was 15.

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  2. How to Perfect the After-School Quiz

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    October 20, 2011 by Terry Ropp

    Fall is here with football games, Frito pies and hoodies. School is in full swing with parents and kids going through the “how was your day” routine. For the most part, that routine is a meaningless ritual plagued with generic responses such as “fine” or “okay.” Parents feel they are showing an interest in their childrens’ educations and students feel they have dodged a bullet. Better questioning can heap huge rewards without taking excessive time many families simply don’t have.

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  3. The Greatest Companion: Great Pyrenees a Popular Breed among NWA residence

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    October 15, 2011 by Terry Ropp

    By Terry Ropp One of the dog breeds more common here than in many other parts of the country is the Great Pyrenees as it is known in the States or Pyrenees Mountain Dog elsewhere. Two area families, Marvin and Linda Jones in West Fork and Mike and Diane Hawkins in Prairie Grove put the breed to vastly different uses with equal success and delight. The Jones’ have five dogs and use them to guard sheep, goats, and, — believe it or not — chickens. The Hawkins’ on the other hand, have a registered male they use as a family pet.

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  4. Bug Scuffling Through The Friendly Neighborhood

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    October 3, 2011 by wcobserver

    Anytime a road is named after your surname, you know your family has been around a long time. This is the case with Gary and Debbie Paulk who live on Paulk Road in West Fork. While Gary may not actually live on Bug Scuffle, he is definitely a Bug Scuffler.

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  5. Big Hearts Create The Big House

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    September 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    In today’s world, both parents often work. The result is that older students are often left with little or nothing to do during the after school hours. These idle teens are more likely to make poor choices. An small organization in Prairie Grove, however, is doing something about it. Something big.

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  6. Family Farm Flourishes at Hogeye

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    September 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    Many people in Northwest Arkansas own land and raise a few cows. Not many make farming their sole source of income and the center of their lives. Mark Findahl and his daughter Laura, 17, and son Avery, 15, do just that.

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  7. Past Remains Part of Present

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    August 22, 2011 by wcobserver

    Generally speaking, people think of the Depression and World War II eras as being very tough times in this country. A recent conversation with Martha Hamilton, who has lived her whole life in the Winslow area, revealed what she believes was a softer, more innocent time.

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