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Looking Backward 7.21.2026

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 18, 1991 The 1991 Douglas County Fair ended with a big bang – or actually several big bangs – Saturday night with the running of the traditional Saturday Night Smash-Up demoli-tion derby.   The feature event was ...

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What About This…? 7.21.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano I’d like to make a case for voting the entire ticket of a political party, and not choosing the “best” person for each individual office. I’m suggesting this because on the big issues – freedom, justice, ...

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Looking Backward 7.7.2016

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 4, 1991 Ava Drug Co. Has New Owner –– In a transaction that became effective July 1, ownership of the “drug store” passed to Bill Mackey, an Ava native who has worked off and on at ...

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What About This…? 7.7.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano I heard a well-known Sunday news show host comment on how parochial our legislators have become.  “This is the inescapable result of so much redistricting [which assures that by carefully drawing district borders to include majorities ...

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Looking Backward 6.30.2016

25 Years Ago July 4, 1991 The Ava R-I Board of Educa-tion voted last Thursday night to make kindergarten a half-day pro-gram in a cost-saving effort that trimmed almost $100,000 off the 1991-92 budget. Other cuts ap­proved by the board ...

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What About This…? 6.30.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano The other day I heard that in all of 2015 there were only 12 (yes, twelve) re­ported cases of polio in the entire world; all, I think, in Pakistan and India. With such a relatively small ...

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