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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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Looking Backward 9.13.2012

25 Years Ago September 10, 1987   Members of the Douglas County Commission and others from the Ava area went before the Highway Commission, asking the state to take back the section of old Highway 5 that runs from the ...

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Looking Backward 9.6.2012

  25 Years Ago September 3, 1987   Campers and horse trailers have already started arriving for the 29th annual Show & Celebration of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association that gets under way on Labor Day.  Last year ...

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Looking Backward 8.30.2012

    25 Years Ago August 27, 1987 Ava football fans will get a season preview of the varsity and junior varsity squadsmen Friday night at the annual “soap” scrimmage, which will be held at Bear Stadium.  Returning lettermen on the ...

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Looking Backward 8.23.2012

  25 Years Ago August 20, 1987   Ava R-1 Schools were sched­uled to open on Wednesday, but because of the High heat factor, the opening day was postponed a week. New teachers on staff at Ava Public Schools this ...

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Looking Backward 8.9.2012

  25 Years Ago August 6, 1987   Some area farmers are experi­encing fish kills in their farm ponds, Conservation Agent Bob Cook reported Wednesday.  Cook said this is due, primarily, to a loss of oxygen in the ponds. The ...

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Looking Backward 8.2.2012

  25 Years Ago July 30, 1987   About 175 enthusiastic folks turned out last Friday night for an evening of music on the Ava square, sponsored by the Retail Merchants Division of the Ava Area Chamber of Commerce. If ...

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Looking Backward 7.26.2012

25 Years Ago July 23, 1987   Construction of Ava’s mechanical sewer treatment plant could begin as early as next spring with the system to possibly be in operation by the summer of 1989. The Douglas County Retired Teachers Assn ...

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Looking Backward 7.12.2012

Due to the great response to the Friday night music events on the square, programs have been sched­uled for July 17 and again on July 24. Entertainers are invited to come down to the square and join in the informal musical program on Friday evenings. The Douglas County Fair opens for a 4-day run. Miss Ruth M. Miller, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Frank A. Miller, Ava, received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Southwest Missouri State University. Several students from Ava High School recently participated in Bobcat Basketball Camp that was held June 22-26 at the School of the Ozarks. Those attending: Brad Jumper, Chris Bekas, Aaron Miller, Halle Adams, Scott Sallee, Dean Guill, Scott Silvey, Gary Jenkins. April Eller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Eller, Thornfield, and Lorie Haden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dall Haden, Squires, received the 1987 Presidential Achievement Award for academic excellence at the close of the 1986-87 school year. The girls are 1987 graduates of Thornfield Elementary School. Inez Dobbins was hostess for the Arno Club on July 1, which met at the Fair Grounds Pavilion at 11 a.m. A picnic lunch was served to eight members and three guests Joyce Norman, Edna Mae Huff and Jessica Lynn Jenkins. The blessing was given by Gerry Hartley.

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Looking Backward 7.5.2012

  25 Years Ago July 2, 1987   The United States Postal Service now owns property in Ava and is expected to begin the process of constructing a post office building in the near future.  The property purchased by the ...

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