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Defendants Get Prison Sentences For Drug Use

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, during Law Day proceedings, 44th Judicial Circuit Judge Craig Carter sentenced three defendants to the Missouri Department of Correc­tions. All three cases involved meth­amphetamine. James “Bo” Ellison, 27, of Ava, was sentenced to four years in ...

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Benny Volner Dies In Prison

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Benny Volner, 35, of Mtn. Grove, died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Aug. 14. Prison officials confirmed that Volner died after being transported from the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston. A cause of death was not ...

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Douglas Co. Fair Will Continue

At a community meeting held in Ava Monday night, it was confirmed that the Douglas County Fair will continue. The fair has suffered in recent years – both financially and in participation – to the point that no fair was ...

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