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  1. Fourth Grade Learns to Vote

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    November 8, 2012 by wcobserver

    Special to the Observer You’re never too young to learn about American democracy and how it works. The students of West Fork Elementary voted on November 6 also and according to their  teachers, they enjoyed learning about the voting process. Students were given voter registration cards and used them to sign in before they could cast their ballots.  The results were……Obama 176 and Romney 200. Thanks to Jenniffer Johnson and the Fourth Grade at West Fork Elementary for sharing their experience with the community. [click “More” to view photos]

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  2. Water Commission Carries On

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    November 8, 2012 by wcobserver

    Report of November Meeting By Steve Winkler The first meeting of the West Fork Water and Wastewater Commission after the previous day’s vote to dissolve the commission and establish a water department within city government began with a prepared statement read by Commission Chair Virgil Blackmon. He began with “The people have spoken,” and added that

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  3. Speed Bumps; Do The Research Then Do Something

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    May 23, 2012 by Steve Winkler

    [Click here or somewhere] Any discussion of the automobile will at some point become controversial and emotionally charged.  They’re a blessing and a curse. We hate them, love them; we love to hate them. We can’t live with ’em; can’t live without ’em. Cities, large and small, around the world devote exorbitant amounts of attention to the car’s pollution, regulation, parking, roads, and traffic control.  One device to reduce speed and volume is the “traffic calming” device introduced in 1970 known as the speed bump. Speed bumps, speed humps and speed tables began appearing in Fayetteville several years ago and the bumps arrived last year to West Fork. First, residents of Doke Street requested and got them, followed shortly by requests from Pleasant Street and Riverwood Street residents. Not everyone thought the “sleeping policeman” as they’re called in Europe were a good idea. Fire Chief McCorkel spoke against them at several council meetings noting the damage they can cause emergency vehicles and also resulting in slower response time. At the April council meeting it was reported  that “while it is a common practice to cut the middle out of a speed bump for kids on bikes and motorcycles, the removal of …

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  4. Bullies or Bullied

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    May 22, 2012 by Lillian Winkler

    Recently West Fork City Council presented a draft of animal control ordinance including banning the Pit Bull breed with the exception of current owners that have papers on their dog.

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  5. WF Council Takes Care of Business

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    May 15, 2012 by wcobserver

    An overflow crowd packed the West Fork City Administration Building May 8 but not everybody was there for the council meeting. It was also “conflict night” for the West Fork District Court when many of the cases are transferred form Prairie Grove. Also, the regular monthly West Fork city council meeting followed a public hearing on the proposed dog ordinance.

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  6. Future of Historical Church Uncertain

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    May 15, 2012 by Steve Winkler

    Almost fifty years before West Fork became an incorporated town in 1885, several settler families organized the first Christian Church in the county. The last four remaining members of that congregation have chosen other churches, and are no longer meeting in the building at 210 Garfield, according to long time member Kenny Miller.

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  7. What’s the Buzz… and Barking… and Meowing?

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    May 15, 2012 by wcobserver

    Prior to the public hearing on the West Fork Animal Ordinance on May 8, Mayor Frances HIme and Council members had labored long and hard during a special work session to revise the current ordinance.

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