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Sybil Ann Russell

Sybil Ann Russell, 62 years, 11 months, and 8 days old, passed to heaven on May 2, 2016 with her family by her side. Sybil was born May 25, 1953 in Buckhart, Mo., to Stanley and Mary Leota (Bartlett) Russell. ...

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Lonnie Gene Pool

Lonnie Gene Pool, 83 years, 2 months, and 29 days old, passed to heaven on April 28, 2016 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo. Gene was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Drury, Mo., to George and Maggie (Hicks) ...

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Archie Ray Buttram

Archie Ray Buttram was born on Nov. 15, 1934, to Everett Buttram and Verna (Wetmore) Buttram. He was born in Springfield, Mo., and grew up in the Pondfork area of Ozark County. Archie graduated from high school in Gainesville, Mo., ...

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The Snoop 5.5.2016


I don’t know if the fish are getting dumber or the fishermen are getting smarter, but this spring has seen an unusually high number of state records set by anglers. The Missouri Department of Conservation confirms that nine state records ...

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Smith Report 5.5.2016

A Harvest of Regulations Growing up in rural Missouri you learn that farming is not a job, but a way of life and that American farmers are the back bone of our nation. Farmers work hard to provide the necessities ...

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Rowland Report 5.5.2016

Greetings from your State Capitol. This part of my report this week is a little hard to write.  On Monday morning, about 2:45 a.m., my mother-in-law, Beryl Jaqua, passed away.  She was a good woman and a great mother-in-law!  Heaven ...

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National Nursing Home Week Recognized

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Ava Mayor David Norman was at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Monday to present a proclamation in recognition of National Nursing Home Week, May 8-14. In the photo above are residents (seated from left): LaVern Ashby, James Jones, James Halcomb, ...

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Can You Give One Hour a Week?

The Ava Senior Center is in need of volunteers to help with the homebound meal program. If you can spare just one hour a week or twice a month as either a driver or a “runner”, contact the Ava Senior ...

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