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Looking Backward 5.12.2016

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago May 9, 1991   Tremors from an earthquake that measured 4.6 on the Richter scale in southeastern Missouri last Friday night were felt in the Ava area, as well. The quake, which occurred at 8:20 p.m. ...

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Ava R-I Reports on Closed Sessions

By Sue Curry Jones According to closed session reports provided by Superintendent Dr. Nancy Lawler, on April 29 the Ava Board of Education met with Attorney Virginia Fry, of Husch Blackwell LLP, of Springfield, for legal advice, and  no voting ...

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Aldermen Hold May 10 Meeting

By Sue Curry Jones On Tuesday, in council session, Adminis­trative Director Peggy Porter advised the City of Ava made several large payments this month, concluding financial obligations on a number of projects. And, in spite of the outlays, balances remained ...

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What About This…? 5.12.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano Once again, the gals playing varsity basketball for the Greatest Public University On the Face of the Earth has won the National Championship! My brother, Jim, is a real b-ball nut. He follows college ball as ...

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Lisa Ann Shelburn

Lisa Ann Shelburn, 46 years, 11 months, and 9 days old, passed to heaven on May 2, 2016 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo. Lisa is survived by her three children, Dakota Prueitt, Destinee Prueitt and Dayton Prueitt all of Springfield; ...

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Sybil Ann Russell

Sybil Ann Russell, 62 years, 11 months, and 8 days old, passed to heaven on May 2, 2016 with her family by her side. Sybil was born May 25, 1953 in Buckhart, Mo., to Stanley and Mary Leota (Bartlett) Russell. ...

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Lonnie Gene Pool

Lonnie Gene Pool, 83 years, 2 months, and 29 days old, passed to heaven on April 28, 2016 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo. Gene was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Drury, Mo., to George and Maggie (Hicks) ...

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Archie Ray Buttram

Archie Ray Buttram was born on Nov. 15, 1934, to Everett Buttram and Verna (Wetmore) Buttram. He was born in Springfield, Mo., and grew up in the Pondfork area of Ozark County. Archie graduated from high school in Gainesville, Mo., ...

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The Snoop 5.5.2016


I don’t know if the fish are getting dumber or the fishermen are getting smarter, but this spring has seen an unusually high number of state records set by anglers. The Missouri Department of Conservation confirms that nine state records ...

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Smith Report 5.5.2016

A Harvest of Regulations Growing up in rural Missouri you learn that farming is not a job, but a way of life and that American farmers are the back bone of our nation. Farmers work hard to provide the necessities ...

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