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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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Looking Backward 11.7.2013

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago November 3, 1988   Open house was held at the Ava Head Start Center on Sunday, Oct. 23. The Head Start program moved this past August into a newly reno­vated building on N.W. 10th Street that ...

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Looking Backward 10.31.2013

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago October 27, 1988   Mayor Bud Norman said Farm­ers Home Administration, which is funding the city’s sewer improve­ment project, is encouraging the city to enforce its ordinance requiring all households to be con­nected to the city sewer ...

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Looking Backward 10.24.2013

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago October 20, 1988   Friday night is Homecoming at Ava Hgih School’s Bear Stadium, and one of three high school sen­iors will be crowned Homecoming Queen during the halftime festivi­ties. Queen candidates are Susan Ridenour, daughter ...

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