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Looking Backward 1.17.2013

  25 Years Ago January 14, 1988   Virgil Welch of Ava has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal… finally.  This week Welch received certification of the award, which was authorized in August 1962, but never issued. Welch believes he ...

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Looking Backward 1.10.2013

  25 Years Ago January 7, 1988   The year 1988 is a major election year with at least four elections to be held on the local level.  At the same time, national attention focuses on the presidential and congressional ...

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Looking Backward 1.3.2013

25 Years Ago December 31, 1987   The Ava City Council voted Monday night to purchase the for­mer Production Credit Association office building on S.E. 2nd Street.  The building, which is being pur­chased for $20,000 is a two story structure ...

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Looking Backward 11.8.2012

25 Years Ago November 5, 1987   The Gentry Community Church, a Douglas County land­mark dating back to the early 1900s, was totally destroyed by fire just after midnight Sunday morn­ing.  Kelly Huffman and Lyle Jen­kins, whose ancestors attended school ...

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Looking Backward 11.1.2012

25 Years Ago October 29, 1987   The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association elected a new president at the annual meeting of the organization in Ava last Saturday night.  Making up the board are Roy Brown, secretary-treasurer; Radell Sapp; ...

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Looking Backward 10.2.2012

  25 Years Ago October 1, 1987   Mrs. Hulda Tipton has been named director of the Ava Senior Center and started her duties there on Monday.  She replaces Mrs. Jean Stone who recently retired. Ava Implement Sales is now ...

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Looking Backward 10.25.2012

25 Years Ago October 22, 1987   Miss Lee Oliver, daughter of Jim and Patty Greene, was crowned 1987-88 Homecoming Queen at coronation ceremonies held at halftime of last Friday night’s foot­ball game between Ava and Lib­erty.  The Bears gave ...

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Looking Backward 10.11.2012

25 Years Ago October 8, 1987   About 43 Winnebago owners converged on Ava last weekend for a monthly campout. The owners of the 21 motor homes parked at the Missouri Fox Trotter Complex north of town are all members ...

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Looking Backward 9.27.2012

25 Years Ago September 24, 1987   State Senator Emory Melton, Cassville, and State Representative Mervin Case, Ava, were guest speakers last Wednesday at an ob­servance held by the Ava fourth grade classes, on behalf of the 200th birthday of ...

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Looking Backward 9.20.2012

  25 Years Ago September 17, 1987   Each year the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association presents a Humanitarian Award to one of its members at the annual Show & Celebration. This year’s winner is Ovle House, Ava, one ...

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