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Looking Backward 8.14.2014

25 Years Ago August 10, 1989   A huge community-wide watermelon feed will be held on the Ava Square this Friday night, and everyone is invited to attend.And the best part of all, it’s all free. Backhoe operator Norman Hart ...

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Looking Backward 7.24.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 20, 1989   Attendance at this year’s Douglas County Fair was clearly down, but those involved with the production of the annual event have reason to be encouraged about the fair’s future. This was the year ...

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Looking Backward 7.17.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 13, 1989   The 1989 Douglas County Fair got underway Wednesday evening with television personality Sammy B Good appearing on the new stage next to the general exhibits building. Clarence V. Clinkingbeard, pioneer Ava businessman, funeral ...

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Looking Backward 7.10.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 6, 1989   The Dogwood community west of Ava is reeling this week in a state of shock, fear and disbelief over the disappearance of a 24-year-old woman from that neighborhood last Friday. Kelle Ann Workman ...

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Looking Backward 6.19.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago June 15, 1989 Ava City Council approved the purchase of a self-propelled street sweeper at Monday’s regular council meeting, and voted to install a new pump in well No. 4. When the 1989-90 school term begins, many ...

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Looking Backward 6.12.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago June 8, 1989   When the judges completed their deliberation, Billie Barnum was named Ava’s first Poke Salat Days queen, with Sammie Moody selected as runner-up. Steve Doggett, Springfield, was the first place overall finisher of the ...

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Looking Backward 6.5.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago June 1, 1989   The stage is set for the 1989 Poke Salat Days celebration. Clinkingbeard Funeral Home will hold an open house this Saturday afternoon at their newly renovated and enlarged facility. Crestview Healthcare, Ava, held ...

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Looking Backward 5.29.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago May 25, 1989   The major power outage that disrupted electrical service to the Red Bud Village senior citizens housing development here last week may cost the city as much as $6,000 to $7,000 by the time ...

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Looking Backward 5.22.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago May 18, 1989   Members of the Ava High School graduating class of 1929 gathered at the Alumni Banquet Saturday night for 60-year reunion. Members of the class are Erma Jennings, Lorene Malloy Cabe, Dicey Valentine, Gwendolyn ...

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Looking Backward 5.15.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago May 11, 1989   Grand Opening festivities will begin today at the newly remodeled and greatly enlarged Town & Country Supermarket in Ava. Store Manager Larry Johnson says the store has more than doubled in size, enlarging ...

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