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Looking Backward 8.13.2015

25 Years Ago August 9, 1990   The race for the GOP nomina­tion for state representative of the 146th District came down to a battle between two Ava residents Tues­day night, and incumbent Mervin Case held off challenger Mary Lou ...

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What About This…? 8.13.2015

By Wayne William Cipriano We went to Springfield last week, which is a pretty big deal for homebodies such as we are.  We prepared an itinerary, loaded up what we needed for the trip, and took off commenting every mile ...

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The Rome Bridge Is Sadly No More

By Marilyn France, former WRVHS Editor  / Current WRVHS Historic Sites Committee Head As we reflect back on this grand ole bridge, she withstood an amazing amount of traffic from the time it opened in 1914 until July 2015; it ...

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Letter to the Editor – June 27, 1940

Dear Editor, I read with more than passing interest last evening an (AP) article concerning the story of a mystery individual who had designated himself a “sunshine friend” to some of the old time and dependable citizens of Ava. Some ...

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Looking Backward 8.6.2015

25 Years Ago August 2, 1990   The City of Ava was host on July 26 to the district meeting of South Central Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers.  Ava alder­men Oren Alcorn, Herman Davis and Delmar Guthery were present ...

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What About This…? 8.6.2015

By Wayne William Cipriano We need to stop calling these deranged, murdering terrorists Lone Wolves. I may be off base here but it seems to me that in our culture it is just as easy to visualize a Lone Wolf ...

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What About This…? 7.30.2015

By Wayne William Cipriano It is very early and there is a lot of information for us yet to understand. There is undoubtedly even more information we will never receive.  But I have some quick comments on the Iran Nuclear ...

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What About This…? 7.23.2015

By Wayne William Cipriano The Tragedy of Donald Trump is not his – it is ours. There will always be Peters, Pol Pots, Hitlers, Amins, Tojos, and Husseins, who spread their hateful rhetoric to gather political power and prestige, always ...

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