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  1. WF Ordinance 441, Full Text

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    November 28, 2014 by Steve Winkler

    This is the full text of Ordinance No. 441 passed by the West Fork City Council on November 24, 2014 at West Fork Fire Department.

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  2. Why’d She Resign?

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    November 18, 2013 by wcobserver

    Frances Hime

    Observation Post -By Steve Winkler- On November 12, 2013, Frances Hime resigned as mayor of West Fork. Having worked with her on various city related issues, some people assume I have some insight. I get asked why – what’s the “real” reason she quit.

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  3. Firehouse Fuels Artistic Passion

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    September 29, 2013 by wcobserver

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    The West Fork Firehouse, besides serving as home to fire trucks and emergency vehicles, has an eight hundred square foot room used primarily for training and meetings. Entrance is through an unmarked door on the east side of the building facing the alley. If you enter that door on any Wednesday from 9-2 you’ll find yourself at the regular weekly gathering of the “Wednesday Firehouse Art Club.”

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  4. Fix the Streets and Sidewalks

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    August 12, 2013 by wcobserver

    Sidewalk on McKnight Street

    By Steve Winkler I share Susan Cooney’s frustration expressed on the Planning Commission facebook page about the condition of the streets and sidewalks in our town. Unlike neighboring communities West Fork seems to not have realized the importance of being pedestrian friendly, both in safety terms and in keeping up with changing lifestyles. The most cited reason for the lack of attention to streets and sidewalks given by the Street Department is that these roads are controlled by the state and we’re helpless. My experience as a citizen, newspaper editor and community activist suggests otherwise. A couple of years ago the three bridges between West Fork and Winslow were rebuilt. I interviewed highway department officials about that project and found them accessible and helpful. Along that stretch of “scenic bypass,”  a mile south of West Fork was a large, unsightly, unsanitary mobile home graveyard. We helped bring attention to it and questioned the county official’s explanation that nothing could be done because it was on a state roadway. Over several months of conversations with Washington County Environmental Office, Boston Mountain Solid Waste, Arkansas Highway. and Transportation Department in Little Rock and Harrison and the county attorney it was determined that, …

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  5. Tag-Art Studio Grand Opening

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    July 21, 2013 by wcobserver

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    The scent of delicious barbeque brisket wafted around the grounds as Tim Taggart, local artist and entrepreneur, celebrated the grand opening of his TAG-ART STUDIO on July 20.  The studio is attached to Tim’s and his wife Sarah Setzer’s  home just off Hwy.170 and I540 on Dairy Farm Road.  From yard sale items to unique crafts to high end art, there was something for everyone…even a bee hive observation area. Tim also hosts the facebook page “West Fork Arts” that promotes the arts in the West Fork area.

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  6. West Fork 2012 Election Recap

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    November 11, 2012 by wcobserver

    West Fork 2012 Election Recap By Steve Winkler There are plenty of people a lot smarter than we are here at the Observer, who will analyze, dissect and explain what last week’s election means.  But no media, other than the Observer, will attempt to make some sense out of the West Fork election results.

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  7. Caudle/Sergeant Runoff in West Fork

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    November 10, 2012 by wcobserver

    NOTICE OF RUNOFF ELECTION NOVEMBER 27, 2012 WEST WORK The Board of Election Commissioners of Washington County, Arkansas, pursuant to Arkansas election law 7-5-202, does hereby proclaim that a General Election Run-Off will be held in Washington County, Arkansas, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. To check your voter registration status and find your polling place go to www.voterview.org. If your voter registration has changed and if you have questions concerning your eligibility to vote, or don’t have access to the internet, please call the County Clerk’s office at 444-1711 prior  to Election Day.

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