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Hailey Sign at CofO

Hailey CofO

Edwin Hailey, of Ava, pictured above with granddaughter Abigail Hailey, was surprised and a little shocked when he saw the Hailey Implement sign displayed in the Old Tractor Museum at College of the Ozarks. The John Deere sign that was ...

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Carla Aborn Honored at Leadership Retreat

During its annual 2013 Leadership Retreat, Opaa! Food Management recognized Carla Aborn, Director of Nutrition Services for Ava Schools,  for attaining the President’s Circle for the 2012-13 school year. The award was presented to Carla by Opaa! President Kevin Short. ...

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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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