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Edward ‘Ted’ Stevens, 82

Edward “Ted” Stevens, 82, a 65 year Entiat Valley (Wash.) resident, passed away at the family homestead on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Ted was born on April 11, 1932 at Bertha, Mo., to Mae Tate and Roy Stevens. He came ...

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Russel E. Somers, 74

Russel E. Somers, 74, passed away on June 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo., with his family by his side. Russel was born Oct. 23, 1939, in Hyndsville, N.Y., to Earl Horner and Hannah Mary (Gillett) Somers. Russel was ...

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Larry L. Casey, 78

Larry L. Casey, 78, passed away on June 27, 2014, at his home south of Norwood, Mo.  He was born on Sept. 6, 1935 in Cleveland, Texas, the son of Otis and Ethel Casey who precede him in death. Larry ...

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Emily Jane (Purtle) Burchell, 72

Emily Jane Burchell, 72 years, passed to heaven on June 26, 2014 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo., with her family by her side. Emily was born Jan. 21, 1942 in Norwood, Mo., to George Willard and Jessie (Robertson) ...

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Judy (Hampton) Bruton, 61

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Judy Kay Hampton Bruton, 61 years, passed away on Sunday,  June 29, 2014 at her home. Judy was born  on July 18, 1952 in Goodhope, Mo., to Clifton and Althea Hampton. Judy and James Bruton were united in marriage on ...

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Patricia Bergemann, 73

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Patricia (Popp) Bergemann, 73, passed from this life June 27, 2014, at Cox Hospital South, Springfield, Mo. She was born March 17, 1941 in Chicago, Ill. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Bergemann. She was also a loving mother, ...

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Looking Backward 7.17.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 13, 1989   The 1989 Douglas County Fair got underway Wednesday evening with television personality Sammy B Good appearing on the new stage next to the general exhibits building. Clarence V. Clinkingbeard, pioneer Ava businessman, funeral ...

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What About This…? 7.17.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano Almost everyone you talk with agrees we need some sort of health care reform. Most also agree the most important part of reform is to somehow control the escalating costs. And there are almost as many ...

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Local Couple Publishes Book

By Sue Curry Jones Researching and documenting a thorough and accurate family history is quite an awesome task, and during the past few years, that mission is precisely what Ava residents Cinita and Logan Brown have skillfully achieved in a ...

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Looking Backward 7.10.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 6, 1989   The Dogwood community west of Ava is reeling this week in a state of shock, fear and disbelief over the disappearance of a 24-year-old woman from that neighborhood last Friday. Kelle Ann Workman ...

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