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Charles Roger Anderson, 67

Charles R. Anderson, 67 years, 9 months, and 11 days old, passed to heaven on Sept.24, 2012, at Cox Medical Center South. Charles was born Dec. 13, 1944 in Washington, Pa., to Floyd and Gladys (Chase) Anderson. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1989 with 30 years of service.  He had recently worked at…

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Mary Ruth Jones, 93

Mary Ruth Jones was born on Dec. 27, 1918, in the town of Shamrock, Texas, one of the six children of Jim Guy and Grace Errington Jones, and departed this life at Heart of the Ozarks Health Care in Ava on Sept. 22, 2012, at the age of 93 years, 8 months and 25 days.…

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Donald “Wayne” Ross, 76

Donald “Wayne” Ross died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital in Colorado. He was 76. Mr. Ross was born June 23, 1936, in Foil, Mo., to Robert and Arbie (Murrill) Ross. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horses and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Carol Ross,…

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Terry Allen Walker, 58

Terry Allen Walker, age 58, of Dogwood, died Sept. 24, 2012 from injuries of a motorcycle accident. He was born Aug. 16, 1954 in Springfield, Mo., to Don and Maxine (Wade) Walker. He was a quarter horse trainer, and was a member of the N.C.H.A. and A.Q.H.A. He was also a judge and traveled around the world to different…

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Nationally Known Ava Quilter’s Work Exhibited Through Friday in Gainesville

By Janet Taber Reprinted from the Ozark County Times The third in this year’s series of quilt exhibits at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville is drawing quilt lovers from throughout the region to see the prize-winning works of Douglas County resident Marla Yeager. Through Sept. 28, visitors will be able to view a large…

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USDA Approves Rural Water Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced funding for rural water projects to create jobs and improve rural water and wastewater systems in 16 states. “These improvements to rural water infrastructure will provide reliable access to clean water, improving public health while creating jobs that strengthen rural economies.”  Vilsack said. “The Obama Administration is working to support…

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Annual Bob Burns Memorial Trail Ride Is Friday, Saturday

The Douglas County Fox Trotting Horse Breeders’ Association will be hosting their fourth annual Bob Burns National Trail Ride on Friday and Saturday Sept. 28 and 29. The ride will take place at the Bateman Ranch in the Mark Twain National Forest just off of the Glade Top Trail. There is no charge for the…

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School Board Topics Include Evaluation Standards, Professional Development

The Ava R-1 Board of Education met in regular session last Thursday night with all board members present. Much of the meeting focused on new mandates from the State Department of Education regarding teacher evaluations and student assessment tests. Dr. Brian Wilson, superintendent, told the board much of this is still tentative, as the state…

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Norwood School Board Meets Sept. 19

The Norwood R-1 School Board met Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the school. The agenda was adopted and the consent agenda items were approved. John Eaton, superintendent, reported on budget, utility usage and other district business. Jared Terry, elementary principal, reported on enrollment and other news from EC-5. Brian Wilbanks, high school principal, reported on enrollment…

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Gubernatorial, U.S. Senate Contenders Answer Questions At 146th Annual Missouri Press Convention In Columbia

Missouri candidates for governor and U.S. senator participated in forums Friday in Columbia sponsored by the Missouri Press Association (MPA). Candidates for governor — incumbent Democrat Jay Nixon, Republican Dave Spence and Libertarian Jim Higgins — gave statements and answered questions during the first forum at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The forum for Senate…

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