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Looking Backward 7.25.2013

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago July 21, 1988   Douglas County Sheriff Leonard Sanders announced this week the appointment of Gary Koop as the county’s chief deputy. Koop replaces Alva Thurman, who is retiring. Drivers who were issued citations for illegal ...

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Looking Backward 3.7.2013

  25 Years Ago March 3, 1988   Equipment and materials by the trailer truck load are being un­loaded at the Lethco building next to the Ava Post Office, as Ava’s newest industry prepares to being production. OK Manufacturing Company, ...

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Looking Backward 2.28.2013

25 Years Ago February 25, 1988   Monday night the Ava City Council heard a rebuttal to the pro­posal two weeks ago to change the flow of traffic on the square.  Speaking on behalf of the Ava Area Chamber of ...

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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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