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Looking Backward 3.8.2012

  25 Years Ago March 5, 1987   Representatives of VFW Post 3404, Springfield, will be in Ava on March 12 to organize a local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and to recruit membership. A new flower shop, ...

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Looking Backward 3.1.2012

  25 Years Ago February 26, 1987   Fellow employees in the Douglas County Courthouse hosted a surprise dinner for Willard and Mildred Pueppke on Thursday, Feb. 19.   Willard is retiring after a combined 30 years of faithful service to ...

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Looking Backward 2.23.2012

  25 Years Ago February 19, 1987   Miss Becky French and Jeff Alcorn were crowned queen and king of the Ava High School Hoopcoming last Friday night. Attendants are Bobby Oliver and Melissa Waters, and Julie Markin and Jason ...

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Looking Backward 2.16.2012

25 Years Ago February 12, 1987   Candidates in the 1986 Ava High School “Hoopcoming” coro­nation are: queen candidates Melissa Waters, Julie Markin and Becky French; and king candidates are Jeff Alcorn, Jason Norman and Bobby Oliver. Kenneth Borders, clerk ...

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Looking Backward 2.9.2012

  25 Years Ago February 5, 1987   Capt. R. L. Hampton, com­manding officer of Troop G, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Willow Springs, announces the assignment of two new troopers to Troop G effective Jan. 24. The new troopers will ...

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Looking Backward 2.1.2012

  25 Years Ago January 29, 1987   Cong. Gene Taylor announced this week the names of young men and women who reside in the 7th Congressional District that he nominated to West Point, the Naval Academy, and the Air ...

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Looking Backward 1.26.2012

25 Years Ago January 22, 1987   The gavel of the Ava Area Chamber of Commerce passed from Ralph Calhoun to Kris Norman at the regular monthly meeting of the Chamber here Tuesday night.  Norman, assistant branch manager of the ...

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Looking Backward 1.19.2012

25 Years Ago January 15, 1987   Ron’s Carpets was completely destroyed by fire last Saturday night, and the adjoining O.K. Auction suffered smoke and water damage.  The fire started in the back of the carpet store around 9 p.m. ...

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Looking Backward 1.12.2012

25 Years Ago January 8, 1987   Douglas County officials who were elected at the November gen­eral election were sworn in last Wednesday morning at the court­house to begin their terms with the start of the New Year.  Beginning first ...

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Looking Backward 1.5.2012

  25 Years Ago January 1, 1987   The Wright County Landfill near Hartville will be closed Dec. 31, forcing Ava and several others area towns to find an alternate place to dispose of trash. Ava sanitation department superinten­dent Lemuel ...

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