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Looking Backward 2.21.2013

25 Years Ago February 18, 1988   A rapid-moving winter storm hit the Ava area last Wednesday evening, turning rain to ice and snow, and forcing the cancellation of schools here on Thursday.  The temperature took a nose-dive as the ...

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Looking Backward 2.14.2013

  25 Years Ago February 11, 1988   The City of Ava purchased the Adams property just off the northeast corner of the public square, to be used for a parking lot. The only structure on the property included in ...

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Looking Backward 2.7.2013

25 Years Ago February 4, 1988   Another winter storm attacked the Ozarks this week, bringing freezing rain and sleet Monday night, Tuesday and into Wednes­day. Weather forecasters were pre­dicting more freezing rain or snow Wednesday night. Three Ava residents ...

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Looking Backward 1.31.2013

  25 Years Ago January 28, 1988   Citizens Bank of Ava is announcing changes in the firm’s management this week. Jim Greene, senior vice-president for the past two years has been named bank president and effective Feb. 1, Kris ...

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Looking Backward 1.24.2013

  25 Years Ago January 21, 1988   The Ava High School Bears earned the championship trophy in the Seymour tournament last week. The Bears defeated Fordland, Mtn. Grove, and Gainesville to claim the championship title.  The Bears will host ...

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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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