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  1. ​Happy Birthday Washington County

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    October 27, 2011 by wcobserver

    A milestone marking the passing of years often invokes reflection in our lives. Similarly when the county we call home has a birthday the mind grapples with what it must have been like in our county 183 years ago.

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  2. Quorum Court Tackles Heavy Agenda

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    August 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    It was a busy night Aug. 11 for the Washington County Quorum Court as the members discussed asking the federal government to repeal a transportation ruling, made new rules for scrap metal companies, apportioned money for several major projects, welcomed a new member and said goodbye to a second, and created a new committee.

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  3. Districts Focused on Continued Academic Improvement

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    August 26, 2011 by wcobserver

    While the school year just began for Greenland and West Fork students, district officials have already started focusing on improving their schools’ test scores.

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  4. Sunset Fire Discusses New Station and New Equipment

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    August 6, 2011 by wcobserver

    It was my privilege this evening to once again attend the annual membership meeting at the Sunset Fire Dept. As a resident of the Hazel Valley area of Winslow I am thankful for the hard work and dedication our local volunteers do for us.

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  5. Sales Tax Sought to Fund Regional Transit

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    August 5, 2011 by wcobserver

    Plans are moving forward for a quarter-cent sales tax increase to appear on May’s primary election—but only in Washington County.

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  6. JPs approve grant applications

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    June 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    ​The Washington County Quorum Court gave the green light to several grant applications that are being sought throughout the county. The court also gave approval to several agencies to apply for various grants during the court’s monthly meet on Thursday, June 9.

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  7. An Artist Comes to the Ozarks

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    May 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    By Velda Brotherton Northwest Arkansas has long been a mecca for artists, writers and musicians. It’s not often that one of such esteem as Susan Powell settles in our Boston Mountains. I first met Susan when she called to introduce herself and tell me about her plans for continuing teaching after moving into the area. She has settled on the mountain west of Winslow on a farm she calls Talley Ho. It’s located just a little way from Oak Grove Community building. The moment she saw the large piece of land on the mountain ridge she knew she could cultivate her love of writing and poetry and teaching in such serenity. After a visit to Talley Ho, I am convinced that Susan’s dream of creating a retreat for artists and teaching writing there will one day become a reality. Talley Ho is a nonprofit organization and anyone who would like to help out getting log cabins restructured and ready for use there would be donating their time to a very worthy cause. The arts have long been the last in line for funding and are in the most need of any type of assistance we can give. Susan was born January 31, …

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