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Looking Backward 6.4.2015

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago May 31, 1990   A Kansas couple is in the custody of the Douglas County Jail on burglary and related charges following a series of break-ins west of Ava Tuesday. Burglarized were the homes of George Roberts, ...

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Stone House Diary – Pure Heaven

It’s been a good week. The rain that fell and fell and fell finally slowed, then stopped. Overcast skies became mostly cloudy with a chance of sun. The mist and haze made for unusually cool end-of-May days, while late sprays ...

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Glenn Arthur Swearengin

Glenn Arthur Swearengin, 71 years, 10 months, passed to Heaven on May 31, 2015, at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Glenn was born July 31, 1943 to Emmitt and Naomi (Stillings) Swearengin. On Aug. 31, 1966, Glenn and Carolyn Barton ...

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Winifred Uhlmann Gentry

Funeral services for Winifred Uhlmann Gentry, 95, West Plains, Mo., were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 2, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Gentry died at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2015, at West Vue Nursing Center, West ...

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Donald “Donnie” Lee Coonts

Donald “Donnie” Lee Coonts, son of the late Burrell and Zella Mae (Dennis) Coonts, was born on Nov. 15, 1947 in Drury, Mo., and departed this life on May 26, 2015 at his home in Mountain Grove, Mo. He was ...

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Della Mae Alderson

Della Mae Alderson, 66 years, 2 months, and 25 days old, passed to Heaven on June 2, 2015 at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Mo., with her family by her side. Della was born March 8, 1949 in Low Gap, Ark., ...

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Mansfield Men Sentenced At Law Day Here

The office of Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wade announced this week that two men, both from Mansfield, were sentenced to prison terms at Douglas County Circuit Law Day on June 2. Kevin E. Newby, 38, of Mansfield, was sentenced ...

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The Snoop 6.4.2015


The Old-Time Music Festival and Ozarks Heritage Festival will be held in West Plains on June 19 and 20. Although held in West Plains, this event could well be attributed to Ava and Douglas County, because it hinges largely on ...

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Community Foundation Supports Project Graduation


The Douglas County Community Foundation presented the Ava High School Project Graduation Committee with a check for $2,000 Tuesday evening. Accepting the check on behalf of Project Graduation was Tara Johnson (second from left). Community Foundation members pictured are (from ...

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