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  1. Winslow Appoints New Race President

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    February 9, 2012 by wcobserver

    WINSLOW – Plans​are​underway​for​the​ second​annual​Winslow​Half​Marathon​and​ 5k​ Race​ to​ be​ held​ on​ Sept.​ 22.​ Event​ organizers ​recently ​met​ at ​the ​home​ of​ community​ volunteer​ Mary​ Anderson,​ where​ they​ discussed​ plans​ for​ this​ year’s​ race,​ appointed​ race​ organizing​ committees​ and​ elected​ a​ new​ Race​ President.​ This​ years​ race​ will ​take ​place ​under ​the ​leadership​ of​ Jane ​Maginot, ​of ​Winslow. Jane​ Maginot​ moved​ to​ the​ Boston​ Mountains​ four​ years​ ago​ with​ her​ hus- band,​ James,​ to​ start​ a​ small​ diversified​ farm,​ Beyond​ Organics​ Farm.​ Together​ they​ raise​ vegetables,​ goats,​ poultry​ and​ cattle.​ The​ farm​ is​ in​ its​ early​ stages​ and​ growing​ leaps​ and​ bounds​ every​ year.​ Off​ farm,​Jane​is​a​Program​Associate​in​Water​ Quality​ for​ the​ University ​of​ Arkansas ​Division​ of​ Agriculture​ Cooperative​ Extension​ Service.​ Her​ responsibilities​ include​ urban​ stormwater​ program​ coordination​ and​ promotion,​ development​ of​ stormwater​ teaching​ resources,​ and​ youth ​outreach.​ Prior​ to​ coming​ to​ Northwest​ Arkansas,​ Jane​ worked​ and​ lived​ in​ the​ East​African​ country​ of​ Tanzania​ as​ an​ Executive​ Director​ for​ a​ small​ non-profit​ and​ as​ a​ U.S.​ Peace​ Corps​ Volunteer.​ Jane​ is​ originally​ from​Texarkana,​TX.​ This​ year’s​ race​ will​ be​ limited​ to​ 500​ runners,​who​ will ​once ​again ​run ​the ​same​ Half​ Marathon​ Certified​ course​ created​ in​ 2011.​ Once​ again,​ the​ race​ will​ benefit​ local​ Winslow​ non-profit​ organizations.​ …

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  2. The top Stories of 2011

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    January 8, 2012 by wcobserver

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    What a year it’s been! Check out some of the Observer’s top stories and photos of 2011 Baseball Coach Steps Down When: September 1, 2011 Greenland Baseball Coach Lee Larkan stepped down after four years in the dugout although he’s still going strong as the high school football coach, reported Brent Harrison.

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  3. Santa Sightings 2011

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    December 25, 2011 by wcobserver

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    Santa Claus was spotted all over south Washington County in the days before Christmas, with stops in Winslow, West Fork and Greenland. Fortunately, theObserver was able to capture the allusive saint on several occasions. Photos by Jeff Winkler and Michele Winkler

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  4. Welcome to the Potter’s Place

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    December 19, 2011 by Velda Brotherton

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    WINSLOW — Each year Cheryl Buell holds a two-day open house at her studio in Winslow to display her pottery. The exhibit is a popular place to visit during the December showing. This year, an enthusiastic crowd began to show up as soon as the doors opened. It only takes a quick tour of the well-stocked studio to understand why Cheryl has such a following.

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  5. Long-time Winslow Resident Tells a ‘Big One’ — His Life Story

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    November 8, 2011 by Annie McCormick

    Mr. James Tomlinson was born on January 3rd. On his next birthday he will be 89. He went to the doctor a few weeks ago and the doctor wanted to know if he drove. James told the doctor he did: 25 miles. “He looked at me like I shouldn’t be driving. He didn’t say anything,” Mr. Tomlinson said. “If he did say something it wouldn’t do any good because I have to drive.” This is the spirit of Mr. Tomlinson. He does what he has to do but also what he wants to do. 

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  6. WinFest 2011

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    October 2, 2011 by wcobserver

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    Despite the occasional rain, the 29th annual WinFest, in Winslow, was a blast. Photos by Jeff Winkler and Lillian Winkler

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  7. WinFest 2011

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    October 2, 2011 by wcobserver

    A little rain didn’t stop those attending the 29th annual Winfest on Sept. 17. Although the crowd was a bit thinner because of the weather, you never heard anyone complain: in fact, the occasional downpour throughout the day seemed to brighten the experiences of those at the event. Kids frolicked, bands played and everyone seemed to have a great time.

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