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New Beginnings, Old Traditions

Davis Wes ag teacher

By Sue Curry Jones The ‘family farm’ is an expression viewed sentimentally.  For many, it connotes an esteemed lifestyle, a tradition or birthright, and for Ava’s agriculture teacher, Wes Davis, it is the best part of teaching in Ava, it’s ...

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Homegrown With Love For Sports

During college play, Sawyer is shown above, readying at the plate to hit the ball.

By Sue Curry Jones Growing up in a family involved in sports, Jessie Sawyer confesses life would not seem normal without athletics.  She admits that she has always been interested in sports –– she loves being involved, and loves playing.  ...

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Mishap Partially Closes Highway 5

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The southbound lane of Highway 5, just south of Route Y in Ava was closed for over 3 hours last Friday after a mobile home lost an axle and partially left the roadway. Ava Police Dept. and the Missouri State ...

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Ava Cross Country Sets the Pace At Bolivar on Saturday

Sophomore JimiLynn Raybould and junior Megan Cooper  coming up the last hill at SBU SWCCA meet on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association cross country meet was held Saturday, Sept. 7, on the campus grounds of Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar. A huge field of 32 schools ranging in classfication size from Class 1 to Class 4 attended ...

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