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Cunningham Report 4.14.2016

Working On Next Year’s Budget This week at the Capitol the Senate moved forward with legisla­tion that will set the state budget for fiscal year 2017. Every year, this is one of the General Assembly’s larg­est and most important responsibili­ties ...

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Local Republican Caucus Held Last Week In Ava

The local Republicans held a caucus last Saturday morning at the courthouse in Ava. The caucus elected five Donald Trump delegates and one uncommitted to represent Douglas County. The Douglas County delegation is to attend and select three national delegates ...

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Looking Backward 4.14.2016

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago April 11, 1991   It’s official. Douglas County Commission will ask voters to ap­prove another one-half cent county sales tax at a special election on June 4. Jim Greene, president of the Citizens Bank of Ava, was ...

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What About This…? 4.14.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano After you have lived somewhere for a while, you become a native even if you were not born there.  It becomes your hometown and you identify with it.  Your ears perk up when you are out ...

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Letter to the Editor 4.14.2016

Dear Editor: Here we are after the recent school board election.  Surely and hopefully those presently on the school board have recognized that the bulk of our citizens are not happy with board actions, as this board has not listened ...

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What About This…? 4.7.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano To paraphrase much finer authors and much deeper thinkers: When they came to take the Gypsies, I didn’t say anything, I wasn’t a Gypsy.  When they came for the Jews, I didn’t say anything, I wasn’t ...

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Ava Man Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Porn

SPRINGFIELD – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Ava, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to producing child pornography. Brett Corcoran, 26, of Ava, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge ...

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