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Terrific Kids at Ava Elementary

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Ava Kiwanis Club handed out Terrific Kids awards at Ava Elementary School Monday for the month of October. The Terrific Kids are, from left, front row: Luke Hamby, Ryan Adams, Romeo Gomes, Kaleb Merritt, Kelton Wiedmeier, Hunter Strunk, Molly Henry, ...

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Ava 4th Graders Tour State Capitol

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Ava 4th grade students and State Representative Lyle Rowland (left) are shown here at the conclusion of their Jefferson City field trip. During the trip students were able to tour the capitol building, the governor’s mansion, and also enjoyed pizza for ...

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Dr. Mary Byrne Speaks Against Common Core

Mary Byrne, Ed.D., spoke on Oct. 28 at the Ava Victory Academy auditorium to about 60 people gathered at a public forum sponsored by the Douglas County Republican Committee. In the audience were concerned parents, grandparents, and teachers, including representatives ...

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Council Holds Oct. 28 Meeting

By Sue Curry Jones The Ava Board of Aldermen convened Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. to facilitate a routine monthly business session at Ava City Hall. Alderman Burrely Loftin chaired the meeting as council president; Mayor Eddie Maggard was absent. ...

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Looking Backward 10.30.2014

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25 Years Ago October 26, 1989   Welton Gravel and Limestone is in operation this week despite a major fire last Wednesday that completely destroyed the large metal building that housed the op­eration about four miles southeast of Ava. The ...

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The Snoop 11.7.2014


Apparently the Halloween gremlins were out in force last Friday night, and their prey was, of all things, my camera. Back in the darkroom days there were occasional glitches caused by inadvertently exposing film or (not that I would do ...

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