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Bonnie L. Lane, 80

Bonnie L. Lane, 80, Springfield, passed away Dec. 17, 2013, with her family by her side. Bonnie was born Dec. 31, 1932 at Rockbridge, Mo. Most of her life she called Ava home, later moving to Ozark and then to ...

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Willie M. Jones, 72

Willie Murrell Jones went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, after a short battle with cancer, at the age of 72. Willie was born March 25, 1941 to Clithia Elmeth (Boatman) Jones and William (Bill) Scribner of Ava, ...

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Vivian Martha Henley, 96

Vivian Martha Henley was born April 16, 1917, in Goodhope, Mo., to Fred Orla Bricker and Ruth Anna Jane Pond Bricker. She passed away Dec. 16, 2013, in Springfield, at the age of 96. Surviving are her children, Lloyd Henley ...

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Reba A. Hardcastle Byrd, 90

Reba Alene Hardcastle Byrd, 90, Gladstone, Mo., passed away Dec. 18, 2013 at her home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, where a visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday; burial in Memorial Park ...

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Smith Report 12.26.2013

Budget Deal is the Wrong Deal Last week the House of Representatives voted on a budget compromise that set spending levels for the next two years. While I believe Congress must pass a budget, I ultimately could not support this ...

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Miss Merry Christmas 2013

Tina Haden was crowned Miss Merry Christmas at the annual Ava High School Anchor Club Christmas Pageant last Friday night. Tina represented Chamber Choir in the pageant. In the talent portion of the competition, Tina sang and accompanied herself on ...

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