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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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Afternoon Baseball Game

Old baseball pic

This old picture of a baseball game was found at the Heart of the Hills Thrift Store where it was purchased recently. Doris Collins, who bought the picture said she was fascinated by the photo and purchased it, although she ...

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Special Get-Together Honors Service

keith 100_2700 grayscale

A surprise golf outing was facilitated last Thursday by current and retired troopers of the Missouri Highway Patrol.  The group gathered at the Ava Country Club to honor and recognize zone sergeant, Keith Jones, who is retiring. Those participating in ...

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Ava Artists Greeted on Mtn. Home Campus

Ava Art Guild Artists

Pictured during a recent “Meet the Artists” reception for 29 Ava Art Guild members are (back row, left to right): Deborah Lively, president of the Ozark Regional Arts Council, and participating artists Ana Felix, Candice Butler, vice-president of the Ava ...

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