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Looking Backward 11.25.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago November 23, 1989   Ava High School Senior Melissa Christian was crowned 1989 Miss Merry Christmas at the Anchor Club pageant held last Thursday night in the high school gymnasium. Miss Christian, the daughter of Mrs. Sally ...

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City Council Holds Meeting Nov. 25

As the Douglas County Herald goes to press on Tuesday evening, Ava Board of Aldermen and city officials are convening for a 5:00 p.m. meeting, with only one topic noted for open session –– unfinished business, architect presentations. Three architectural ...

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Looking Backward 11.20.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago November 16, 1989   Ava’s new wastewater treatment plant is in operation and Mayor Bud Norman told councilmen Monday night that the plant is operating well. An 80-year-old deer hunter from the St. Louis area was found ...

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What About This…? 11.20.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano They say that youth is wasted on the young – I suppose because once we are old enough to appreciate youth, for us it is gone. But retire­ment, no matter how long antici­pated, is far better ...

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Laxie Mary Grote, 101

Laxie Mary Grote, 101 years, 4 months, and 3 days old, passed to Heaven on Nov. 18, 2014, at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo. Laxie was born July 15, 1913 in Douglas County, Ava, Mo., to Marion and ...

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Selbia C. Brooks, 99

Selbia Clifford Brooks, 99, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Nov. 18, 2014. Selbia was born July 27, 1915, at Squires, Mo., the son of Guy Arthur and Sarah Elizabeth (Ipock) Brooks. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, ...

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