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  1. 80 Years Barely Slows Down Community Work

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    July 14, 2011 by wcobserver

    ​The family and friends of Patty Snell gathered at the Winslow Ball Park on Saturday, July 2, to celebrate Patty’s 80th birthday. It was a glorious celebration of Patty’s life and the life of the Winslow community

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  2. Ruby Takes Her Love to Town

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    July 12, 2011 by wcobserver

    By John Ford Mrs. Ruby Reed is a fixture in Winslow and you can find her selling home baked goods at the Winslow Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning. An assortment of zuchinni bread, brownies, cookies and yeast breads are cooling on her counter when I visit her on a Friday afternoon, her baking day for the Saturday market.. A Winslow native, she has lived here most of her life and was at one time a reporter for the original Washington County Observer. In her seventies now, Ruby is still full of energy. Ruby’s family has a long history in Winslow. She grew up on a farm here and she and her siblings were by her account “independent and strong willed. Some nights we would bury ourselves in leaves to guard against wild animals and we would sleep in the woods. Not that that would have protected us! In the days of the steam engines, my stepdad was employed by the railroad to go down to the tunnel on winter nights to break the icicles from the roof before the train came through. Otherwise the lights on the engines would shatter as the train went through.” After getting married in her …

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  3. Paperwork Delays County Water Project

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    July 11, 2011 by wcobserver

    Several residents in the south part of the county have never been connected to a rural water system. Most have resorted to wells, springs or hauling water from municipal or other sources, such as Tatum Springs near the community of Whitehouse.

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  4. Backyard Beekeepers Not in it for Money or Honey

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    July 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    It’s high noon. The summer sun is bearing down, pushing temperatures above 90 degrees. In the not-so-far distance, a slight hum can be heard. A fragrant smoky smell of burning pine needles wafts through the air across a light wind. Jerry and Melissa Harvey are stooped over a beehive, inspecting one of the 10 frames inside a stack of wooden boxes.

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  5. ​Summer Day at Devil’s Den

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    June 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    The walk down to the dock is very peaceful. She can hear birds singing from the trees, feel the gentle breeze of summer, and see squirrels playing along the walkways. The lake is undisturbed, looks like glass, reflecting the far shore. Beautiful.

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  6. Summer Heats​ Up at Folkways!​

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    June 18, 2011 by wcobserver

    We have been so incredibly busy at Ozark Folkways. My head is swimming with new ideas, possibilities and dreams now coming to fruition. So here we go. (Hang on to your prayer beads, Miss Muxen!)

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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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