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Special Get-Together Honors Service

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A surprise golf outing was facilitated last Thursday by current and retired troopers of the Missouri Highway Patrol.  The group gathered at the Ava Country Club to honor and recognize zone sergeant, Keith Jones, who is retiring. Those participating in ...

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What About This . . .? 8.29.2013

By Wayne William Cipriano When you are moving through a large meadow containing twelve gazillion musk thistle plants or so, popping off the heads and putting them into a bag and then pulling up the plant itself, your mind tends ...

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Looking Backward 8.29.2013

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago August 25, 1988   When classes began at Ava Public Schools Tuesday morning, six new teachers were also there to greet the students. New faculty members are Martha Faucett, high school girls coach and P.E.; Sara ...

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Benny Volner Dies In Prison


Benny Volner, 35, of Mtn. Grove, died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Aug. 14. Prison officials confirmed that Volner died after being transported from the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston. A cause of death was not ...

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The Snoop 8.22.2013


This area of the Ozarks is known for its music and the God-given talent of many accomplished musicians who have never had a formal lesson. However, last Saturday night, local residents had the rare opportunity to experience music from the ...

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Summerscape 2013 Visits Ava


Summerscape 2013 came to Ava last Saturday night, assembling a 40-piece symphony that included strings, horns and percussion. Barbara Deegan, Ava vocal music instructor and former director of the Mtn. Home Symphony, coordinated the event and directed the program held ...

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Smith Report 8.22.2103

Work-A-Day Tour Proves Washington Does Not Have the Answers Last week I spent time working various jobs throughout our Eighth Congressional District on a Work-A-Day Tour. My goal in touring the district and working local jobs was to meet new ...

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Ava Artists Greeted on Mtn. Home Campus

Ava Art Guild Artists

Pictured during a recent “Meet the Artists” reception for 29 Ava Art Guild members are (back row, left to right): Deborah Lively, president of the Ozark Regional Arts Council, and participating artists Ana Felix, Candice Butler, vice-president of the Ava ...

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