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City of Ava Dog Pound Bid legal

INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the City of Ava – Dog Pound Construction Materials will be accepted at the City of Ava, 127 SW 2nd Street, P.O. Box 967, Ava, Missouri 65608, until 2:00 P.M., Local Time, on January 2, 2014 and then publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the date and…

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Douglas County Clerk legal

PUBLIC NOTICE The 2014 proposed budget of Douglas County will be available for review by the public at the office of the County Clerk in the Douglas County Courthouse on December 30, 2013. A public hearing on the budget will be held on January 9th, 2014 at the County Commissioner’s Office beginning at 9:00 a.m.…

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Calendar of Events

This column is provided to our readers free of charge to announce upcoming events that are free to the public. Publication of the same announcement will be limited to two insertions. * * * January 2, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the MOCH Wellness Center, monthly planning meeting for the Ava Summer Fest to be…

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Clyde A. Morris, 55

Clyde A. Morris, 55 years, passed to Heaven on Dec. 19, 2013 in his home. Clyde  was born July 26, 1958 in Modesto, Calif., to Charles and  Peggy Morris. Clyde and Lesa Kelley were united in marriage on Dec. 14, 2000 in Ava, Mo. Clyde loved to hunt and fish. He loved being around his…

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Lora Leroy, 93

Funeral services for Lora Leroy, 93, Dora, Mo., were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Leroy died at 9:55 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.18, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center. She was born June 6, 1920, at Blanche, Mo., to Henry Tetrick and Lillie Buchanan Tetrick. On…

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Bonnie L. Lane, 80

Bonnie L. Lane, 80, Springfield, passed away Dec. 17, 2013, with her family by her side. Bonnie was born Dec. 31, 1932 at Rockbridge, Mo. Most of her life she called Ava home, later moving to Ozark and then to her current residence in Springfield. Bonnie attended school at Rockbridge, Turkey Flat and Pine Flat.…

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Willie M. Jones, 72

Willie Murrell Jones went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, after a short battle with cancer, at the age of 72. Willie was born March 25, 1941 to Clithia Elmeth (Boatman) Jones and William (Bill) Scribner of Ava, Mo. On Aug. 26, 1961 he married the love of his life, Betty Jo Jackson,…

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Vivian Martha Henley, 96

Vivian Martha Henley was born April 16, 1917, in Goodhope, Mo., to Fred Orla Bricker and Ruth Anna Jane Pond Bricker. She passed away Dec. 16, 2013, in Springfield, at the age of 96. Surviving are her children, Lloyd Henley (Janet), of Springfield, and Susan Montgomery (Ed) of St. Charles; grandchildren, Ryan Montgomery, Lori Shrum,…

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Reba A. Hardcastle Byrd, 90

Reba Alene Hardcastle Byrd, 90, Gladstone, Mo., passed away Dec. 18, 2013 at her home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, where a visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice. Reba was born Dec. 18, 1923 in Squires,…

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Smith Report 12.26.2013

Budget Deal is the Wrong Deal Last week the House of Representatives voted on a budget compromise that set spending levels for the next two years. While I believe Congress must pass a budget, I ultimately could not support this compromise plan that immediately raises new revenues without giving immediate attention to Washington’s spending addiction…

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