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What About This . . .? 12.26.2013

By Wayne William Cipriano Did you see that picture in the Douglas County Herald where there were six generations together?  Talk about a huge collection of experience and information!  We don’t seem to value life experience as much as our ...

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Looking Backward 12.26.2013

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago December 22, 1988   The home decoration contest was judged by a panel of out-of-town judges last week with results as follows: Religious category – 1st, Thelma Posey; 2nd, Harry Williams; and 3rd, Virginia Burnett.   Fantasy category ...

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What Does “X” Really Mean?

By Dr. Gary Welton I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, a White Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Season’s Greetings; but most of all, I wish you a Blessed Christmas. Being at our season of life, in those years ...

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Naomi Vandenberg, 89

Naomi Beulah Vandenberg, 89 years, 9 months, and 12 days old, passed to heaven on Dec. 17, 2013 at her daughter’s home here in Ava. Naomi was born March 5, 1924 in Blue Island, Ill., to Beulah Davis. Naomi and ...

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Artilla Stone, 77

Artilla Mildred Stone, 77, of Bruner, passed away on Dec. 16, 2013 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. Artilla was born Dec. 26, 1935 in Longrun, Mo., to Otis Sterling “Doc” and Rae (Tabor) Silvey. Artilla is survived by ...

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Alice Julia (Judy) Silvey, 79

Silvey Judy

Alice Julia (Judy) Ford Silvey, age 79, passed peacefully at her home in Longrun, Mo., on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Judy was born July 23, 1934 in Arkoma, Okla., the daughter of Albert and Myrtle (Barker) Ford. On June 25, ...

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Willard Shortt, 91

Shortt Willard

Willard  Shortt, 91 years, 10 months, and 13 days old, passed to heaven on Dec. 14, 2013 at his home with all his family by his side. Willard was born Feb. 1, 1922 in Highlonesome, Mo., to James Ottis and ...

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Shirley L. McCleskey, 75

Shirley McCleskey went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 5, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, of Alamogordo, N.M.; her parents, Grant and Della Ward, of Ava, Mo.; ...

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