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Looking Backward 8.20.2015

25 Years Ago August 16, 1990   Ava Masonic Lodge No. 26 will present Joe Pitts with a 50-year membership jewel on Saturday evening, Aug. 18, at the lodge hall in Ava. With an increased interest in the sport of ...

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What About This…? 8.20.2015

By Wayne William Cipriano I saw a news story on television the other night that snapped up my attention. You know how you some­times gel out in front of the screen and then your short-term memory plays something back to ...

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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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