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Looking Backward 12.11.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago December 7, 1989   The Ava Business Women’s Club Miss Merry Christmas is Kathy Stamper and Master Merry Christmas is Travis Robertson. Joe Miller announced this week that he has opened a barbershop on the south side ...

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Looking Backward 12.4.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago November 30, 1989   Several businesses have opened, moved or expanded in the down­town Ava area during the past few weeks. Country Charm, located just off the southwest corner of the Ava square near City Hall, features ...

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Looking Backward 11.25.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago November 23, 1989   Ava High School Senior Melissa Christian was crowned 1989 Miss Merry Christmas at the Anchor Club pageant held last Thursday night in the high school gymnasium. Miss Christian, the daughter of Mrs. Sally ...

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Looking Backward 11.20.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago November 16, 1989   Ava’s new wastewater treatment plant is in operation and Mayor Bud Norman told councilmen Monday night that the plant is operating well. An 80-year-old deer hunter from the St. Louis area was found ...

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Looking Backward 11.13.2014

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago November 9, 1989   Ava Pounds Willow Springs 40-13 in Season Finale –– The Ava High School Bears jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead and defeated Willow Springs 40-13 in the final game of the ...

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Looking Backward 10.30.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago October 26, 1989   Welton Gravel and Limestone is in operation this week despite a major fire last Wednesday that completely destroyed the large metal building that housed the op­eration about four miles southeast of Ava. The ...

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Looking Backward 11.6.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago November 2, 1989   The Ava-Mtn. Grove football game last Friday night was all that fans had thought it would be –– and a whole lot more. However, the Bears lost to the Panthers in the 5th ...

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Looking Backward 9.25.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago September 21, 1989   The Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Society is now owner of the H.S. Wilson House, which will eventually become the Douglas County Museum. The Wilson House is located on East Washington Avenue (Highway ...

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Looking Backward 8.28.2014

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago August 24, 1989   New teachers who began duties at the Ava R-1 Schools Wednesday morning on the first day of the 1989-90 term are Jim Pitts, Darrell Isaacs, Jesse Blevins, Gina Clinkingbeard, Cathy Wade, Barbi ...

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Looking Backward 8.21.2014

25 Years Ago August 17, 1989   A large crowd gathered at the Ava Community Center last Thursday night to discuss the proposed Natural Streams Act that is being opposed by most landowners in this area. The Historical Society knows ...

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