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The Snoop 9.13.2012

I suppose if you make it a practice to stand out in the middle of the highway you should expect unusual reactions from those who drive by. The Ava Fire Department conducted its annual “Fill the Boot” campaign for Muscular ...

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The Snoop 8.23.2012

MoDOT sends out a weekly summary on the progress of the Route 60/65 project in south Springfield, and as I was looking at that report this week I realized that the major part of that job is done. They will ...

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The Snoop 8.16.2012

Congratulations to the Ava Lions Club on their 75th anniversary. For as long as I can remember, there has been an Ava Lions Club, and from my earliest recollections, it has been the organization to look to if you really ...

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The Snoop 8.9.2012

I would be the first to admit that I’m a far cry from the status of Dan Cathy, chief operating officer of Chick-Fil-A, so my opinion or comments have little or no impact beyond the reaches of those who read ...

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The Snoop 7.26.2012

Three farmers – a Texan, A Kansan, and a Missourian – all died on the same day. All three men were cremated. The Kansan and the Texan were reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes. The next day, the ...

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The Snoop 7.12.2012

I learned some of the greatest lessons in life from my parents, Sunday school and the Andy Griffith Show. I am fortunate to be able to visit with my mother almost daily, I attend Sunday school regularly, and thank goodness, the ...

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The Snoop 6.28.2012

The Fourth of July – Independence Day – will be observed next Wednesday, but the national holiday will actually be celebrated Friday, Saturday and Sunday with three major events planned in the Ava area. Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center ...

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The Snoop 6.7.2012

For several months we have been bombarded with political ads on TV, and it’s only going to get worse as the August primary draws closer and district, state and national races heat up. Television has become the chosen venue for ...

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The Snoop 5.3.12

Tuesday was the first of May. May Day. Do you remember making May Baskets in elementary school? For some reason, I thought about that Tuesday morning while I was watching the Today Show. We would take pieces of construction paper, fold ...

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The Snoop 4.26.2012

I read something this week that really hit a nerve in me, and caused me to think that we just can’t take anything for granted anymore. Living and working in Ava, I never give thought to the idea that the ...

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