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T.O.P.S.

Tuesday, August 28th T.O.P.S. was called to order by Sharon at 3:45 pm.  A total of twelve weighed in with a loss of fourteen pounds.  Rachel was high loser. Rosie and Ulla had the lesson “Fairing Well At Summer Fairs.”  ...

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Douglas County Museum

The checker games in the county courthouse boiler room begin here shortly after the roosters at the edge of town have greeted the sun.  Men in ankle top work boots and bib overhauls amble inside past a sign that says ...

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Douglas County Museum

Even though there were 111 school districts in Douglas County, often children had to walk five or six miles to school, sometimes as much as ten miles.  School only lasted three months as that was all they could afford to ...

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72nd Annual Hailey Family Reunion

The 72nd annual reunion of the Hailey family met at the country home of Mary Kay and David Davidson west of Ava on Sunday, September 2, 2012. The family has gathered annually every year since 1940 to celebrate their heritage ...

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Maxine Lund Celebrates Birthday

Gathering in the home of Jim and Maxine Lund in honor of her birthday Sunday were her nephews, Jim, Scott, Ricky and wife, Linda Scott, her niece Vicky and husband, Loren Keithley, Luther, Oklahoma, along with Brandon and April Raymond ...

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Big Bob's Fishing Report

By Bob Stickles-Big Bob’s Bait & Tackle Walleye fishing is probably the best it has been in years. Trolling worm harnesses behind bottom bouncers has been really effective. I am often asked how big a bottom bouncer should you use, ...

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Ava Man Hurt In Wreck Near Elkland

The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated a wreck in Webster County Monday involving an Ava man. Troop D, Springfield, reported Daniel Dirksmeyer, 33, of Ava, stopped his 1995 Mazda on Highway 38 three miles southeast of Elkland, with the vehicle ...

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Douglas County Museum

The Douglas County Museum will continue to be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-2 for the next two weeks only.  After September 8, we will drop back to being open on Saturdays only. We appreciate those who bring ...

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Fourth Sunday Singing

The regular 4th Sunday Singing was held at Breedon Church, August 26.  The welcome was given by Emcee, Sybil Gheer; Bro. Joe Lafferty opened with prayer; song books distributed/collected by Freeman Porter; 51 present; 37 songs and 1 recitation shared.  ...

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