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The Rome Bridge Is Sadly No More

By Marilyn France, former WRVHS Editor  / Current WRVHS Historic Sites Committee Head As we reflect back on this grand ole bridge, she withstood an amazing amount of traffic from the time it opened in 1914 until July 2015; it ...

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Letter to the Editor – June 27, 1940

Dear Editor, I read with more than passing interest last evening an (AP) article concerning the story of a mystery individual who had designated himself a “sunshine friend” to some of the old time and dependable citizens of Ava. Some ...

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Springfield Art Museum

The Ava Group of the Springfield Art Museum met on July 21 at 1:30 pm to plan the functions for the upcoming year. The group met near Bradleyville at the home of Dot Combs. There were six members in attendance. ...

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Fourth Sunday Singing

We had a wonderful singing this month, at Murray Church,we look forward to going back again in the future,there were nine different Churches, and seven Preachers recognized and we sang eight congregational songs.
 Rod Welker conducted the order of business, ...

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Coupon Curiousity

Time, the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole. Time, the most well used excuse as to why one does not coupon. An excuse I can understand and especially relate ...

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Local Business Owner Donates Summer

kathryn Picking

Local business owner Rachael Koch, of True Brew, has chosen to donate her summer to “The Summer of Service” through Calvary Chapel. “Summer of Service” is an opportunity for people to donate their summer to help run a conference facility ...

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Rome Bridge Project Is Officially Under Way

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The Rome Bridge replacement project officially got under way Monday morning as Pace Construction was on site with heavy equipment ready to begin moving dirt. To mark the beginning of the work, representatives of MoDOT, the Douglas County Commission, and ...

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