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Looking Backward 4.19.2012

  25 Years Ago April 16, 1987   The Ava Area Chamber of Commerce has named J.G. Heinlein to serve as its executive director. Strong winds and a brief period of heavy rain accompanied the spring storm that passed through ...

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Looking Backward 4.12.2012

  25 Years Ago April 9, 1987   Edna Thompson will be crowned Oats Queen at the annual Spring Fling that will be held at the Ava Community Center this Saturday, April 11. Members of the Ava High School golf ...

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Looking Backward 4.5.2012

  25 Years Ago April 2, 1987   All conference balloting for the 1986-87 basketball season places three Ava players on the honorable mention list. Receiving honorable mention in boys competition were juniors Gary Jenkins and Mickey Swofford, and senior ...

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Looking Backward 3.29.2012

  25 Years Ago March 26, 1987   The New Ava High School Library is now officially “Decker Library,” named in recognition of Dr. H. Max Decker, Ava High School principal and longtime edu­cator in the Ava Public Schools. The ...

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Looking Backward 3.22.2012

25 Years Ago March 19, 1987   Newly elected and appointed Extension Council members sworn in last Thursday night are Dale Uhlmann, Don Blackerby, Byron Cory, Wilfred Boeddeker, and Armon Stewart. The Ava Chamber of Commerce moved one step closer ...

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Looking Backward 3.15.2012

  25 Years Ago March 12, 1987   More than 12,000 anglers braved cold, mist and drizzle March 1 to open the state’s four trout parks. Lewis Brake is one of eight Beechcraft employees who were honored last fall in ...

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Looking Backward 3.8.2012

  25 Years Ago March 5, 1987   Representatives of VFW Post 3404, Springfield, will be in Ava on March 12 to organize a local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and to recruit membership. A new flower shop, ...

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Looking Backward 3.1.2012

  25 Years Ago February 26, 1987   Fellow employees in the Douglas County Courthouse hosted a surprise dinner for Willard and Mildred Pueppke on Thursday, Feb. 19.   Willard is retiring after a combined 30 years of faithful service to ...

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Looking Backward 2.23.2012

  25 Years Ago February 19, 1987   Miss Becky French and Jeff Alcorn were crowned queen and king of the Ava High School Hoopcoming last Friday night. Attendants are Bobby Oliver and Melissa Waters, and Julie Markin and Jason ...

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Looking Backward 2.16.2012

25 Years Ago February 12, 1987   Candidates in the 1986 Ava High School “Hoopcoming” coro­nation are: queen candidates Melissa Waters, Julie Markin and Becky French; and king candidates are Jeff Alcorn, Jason Norman and Bobby Oliver. Kenneth Borders, clerk ...

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