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Looking Backward 12.18.2014

25 Years Ago December 14, 1989   Snowfall in the Ava area was light last Thursday night, but the frozen precipitation made black­topped surfaces very slippery. Two local performers of tradi­tional arts have been recognized by the University of Missouri ...

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What About This…? 12.18.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano We called it the TASTE TEST OF CHAMPIONS. Do you remember a 1960s televi­sion western about a fellow who called himself and acted the part of a Paladin? Richard Boone played a sophisticated bon vivant who ...

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Local Kids ‘Shop With a Cop’


The ‘Shop With a Cop’ program was able to help 39 kids of the local community this year through grants from Walmart and White River Valley Electric Co-Op. Officers shopping with the kids are, from left, top row: Missouri Highway Patrol ...

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Smith Report 12.11.2014

In case you missed it, last week our national debt surpassed $18 trillion. When I am home in Missouri, I constantly hear from parents and grandparents who are worried that their children and grandchildren will not be able to live ...

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The Snoop 12.11.2014


Have you looked at the calendar? Today is Dec. 11. Next Thursday is Dec. 18, and the next Thursday is Dec. 25. Christmas is just two weeks away. How many times have I asked – how many times have you ...

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