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Looking Backward 4.3.2014

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago March 30, 1989   Next Tuesday voters in the Ava R-1 School District will decide the fate of a levy increase that would allow the school to build a new cafeteria to serve the some 950 ...

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Looking Backward 1.9.2014

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago January 5, 1989   The Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Society is well on its way toward the establishment of a county museum in Ava. The Ava High School Bears will enter the Seymour tournament next ...

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Looking Backward 1.2.2014

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago December 29, 1988   Ava got its first measurable freezing precipitation of the season Tuesday, but the snow and ice did not catch road crews off guard. Sheriff-elect Roldan Turner announced this week that Bill Roberts, ...

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Looking Backward 12.26.2013

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago December 22, 1988   The home decoration contest was judged by a panel of out-of-town judges last week with results as follows: Religious category – 1st, Thelma Posey; 2nd, Harry Williams; and 3rd, Virginia Burnett.   Fantasy category ...

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Looking Backward 12.12.2013

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago December 8, 1988   The Ava High School Bears won three in a row at the start of the 1988-89 basketball season and last Saturday night became cham­pions of the Forsyth tournament. Members of the proud ...

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Looking Backward 12.5.2013

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago December 1, 1988   Two households were left homeless when fire destroyed a duplex in north Ava Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at about 10:30 a.m. and quickly engulfed the entire upper portion of the two-story ...

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Looking Backward 11.28.2013

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago November 24, 1988   The Ava High School Bears will open the 1988-89 cage season Nov. 28 at the top seed in the Forsyth Tournament. Goldie, owned by George Coggin of Bonaventure Stables, Wasola, and rider ...

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Looking Backward 11.21.2013

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago November 17, 1988   “Pay Taxes Here” says the sign at the Ava Police Station.  City taxes may only be paid at the Police Station, which is a switch from previous years when taxes were paid ...

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Looking Backward 11.14.2013

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago November 10, 1988   Democrat Rolla Swofford unseated Western District Commissioner Kenneth Adams in the Douglas County general election on Tuesday. Records are now being checked to determine if – and when Douglas County voters have ...

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