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Looking Backward 7.10.2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Looking Backward 5.8.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago May 4, 1989   Members of the Top Ten Percent of the Ava High School graduating class of 1989 are Michelle Morgan, Melissa Davis, Brandon Schmacht, Scott Silvey, Tim Noll, salutatorian; Monica Bruffett, valedictorian; Crystal English, Billie ...

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Looking Backward 5.1.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago April 27, 1989   Ava Mayor Bud Norman signed a proclamation this week declaring May 1-5 University Extension Week in Ava. David Wilcox, Springfield, was the first to cross the finish line here Saturday to complete the ...

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Looking Backward 4.17.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago April 13, 1989   Two new directors were seated on the Ava R-1 Board of Education Monday Night before the board waded into a rather lengthy agenda. At the onset of the session, out-going members Pete Mooney ...

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