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Looking Backward 6.2.2016

25 Years Ago May 30, 1991 The streets of Ava will host hundreds of visitors from a wide area during the next three days as Ava celebrates Poke Salat Days.  This springtime celebration began back in the 1970s, was renewed ...

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Looking Backward 5.26.2016

25 Years Ago May 23, 1991 The Ava community has moved a step closer to seeing a new post office facility become reality.  The Postal Service is soliciting proposals for a facility to be constructed on their lot at the ...

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Looking Backward 5.19.2016

25 Years Ago May 16, 1991 Ava High School will be graduating one of its smallest clas­ses in recent history this year, with only 79 names listed on the com­mencement program.  Heading up the class are Valedictorian David Davidson and ...

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Looking Backward 5.12.2016

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  25 Years Ago May 9, 1991   Tremors from an earthquake that measured 4.6 on the Richter scale in southeastern Missouri last Friday night were felt in the Ava area, as well. The quake, which occurred at 8:20 p.m. ...

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Looking Backward 4.28.2016

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25 Years Ago April 18, 1991   The Ava Zoning Commission denied a request Monday morning that would have rezoned a six-acre plot in east Ava from agricultural to general business designation.  The zoning change, filed by Rod Alms, Ava, ...

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Looking Backward 4.21.2016

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  25 Years Ago April 18, 1991   Ava High’s Bill Brusselback took top honors in the Alpha Rho Tau Art Festival held at Gainesville recently.  Brusselback captured 21 points in the art show, which featured work by some 500-area ...

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Looking Backward 4.14.2016

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25 Years Ago April 11, 1991   It’s official. Douglas County Commission will ask voters to ap­prove another one-half cent county sales tax at a special election on June 4. Jim Greene, president of the Citizens Bank of Ava, was ...

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Looking Backward 3.31.2016

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago March 28, 1991   Norwood Producers Auction Yards, Inc., a shareholder corpora­tion owned by farmers and ranchers of the area, will hold its grand opening sale at 10 a.m. next Friday, April 5. Located on the north ...

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Looking Backward 3.24.2016

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago March 21, 1991   The Ava Lions Club schedules various fundraising activities throughout the year. But the next fundraiser should also be a “fun” raiser.  The Lions will be having their first annual amateur fishing tournament on ...

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Looking Backward 3.17.2016

25 Years Ago March 14, 1991   Ava High School senior Danny Schnieder, who set a new single-game scoring record for the Bears when he scored 41 points against Cabool here on Feb. 1, was named to the South Central ...

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