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Cunningham Report 6.19.2014

Session Highlights II: Key Pieces of Legislation 
Passed by the General Assembly This week’s column will once again highlight what I consider key pieces of legislation passed by the General Assembly this year. Missouri now joins Utah and South Dakota ...

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What About This…? 6.19.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano I was surprised when I heard a national news show’s discussion roundtable pose the question, “Is the inappropriate use of prescription drugs a large problem in our society?” Based on the information I have received from ...

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Looking Backward 6.19.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago June 15, 1989 Ava City Council approved the purchase of a self-propelled street sweeper at Monday’s regular council meeting, and voted to install a new pump in well No. 4. When the 1989-90 school term begins, many ...

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Henry Steps Down

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During the Ava R-1 School Board meeting held on Tuesday, June 17, school board member Pat Henry read a letter of resignation, relinquishing her position on the board. The resignation is effective June 30, 2014. In the announcement, no reason ...

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Looking Backward 6.12.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago June 8, 1989   When the judges completed their deliberation, Billie Barnum was named Ava’s first Poke Salat Days queen, with Sammie Moody selected as runner-up. Steve Doggett, Springfield, was the first place overall finisher of the ...

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What About This…? 6.12.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano Another horror story involving a person impossible to characterize –– Criminal? Murderous? Twisted? Sociopathic? Monstrous? Psychotic? Each may fit and yet, all and more fail to communicate our repugnance of persons who kill those around them ...

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Richard Mitchell, 51

Mitchell Richard

Richard Douglas  Mitchell, 51 years, 11 months, and 29 days old, passed to Heaven on June 6, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., with his wife, Lisa, and family by his side. Richard was born June 7, 1962, in ...

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