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Looking Backward 4.3.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago March 30, 1989   Next Tuesday voters in the Ava R-1 School District will decide the fate of a levy increase that would allow the school to build a new cafeteria to serve the some 950 students ...

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What About This…? 4.3.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano Now that we can finally stop worrying about deep snow keeping the little darlings at home from school and ice-covered power lines snapping, we can start worrying about the upcoming tornado season. I’ve heard a few ...

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What About This…? 3.27.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano I was confused about the 20¢ per $100 valuation increase in our property taxes requested by the School Board to finance some school improvements. I attended the school board meeting on March 18, 2014, to ask ...

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What About This…? 3.20.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano As we watch television, listen to radio, read the paper, flip through the magazine, scope the Internet, we have to evaluate what we perceive not only in terms of its veracity but also its probability. Media ...

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What About This…? 3.13.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano The song of the day is theme song of “The Beverly Hillbillies”. I can’t remember when I last heard it, but the melody and two complete verses were as fresh in my memory as when I ...

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What About This…? 2.27.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano Once again, it is not my fault. I am being driven by forces well beyond my control. I am not responsible for my actions. I am speaking about these packed-on pounds from the holidays that continue ...

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Suspicious Device Found in Ava


The McDonald’s located in Ava was closed this afternoon when a suspicious device was found in the building.  Patrons and workers in the facility were quickly evacuated. After finding the device, local law enforcement agencies established blockades and directed traffic ...

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