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Smith Report 5.29.2014

ObamaCare Call Center the Height of Government Waste By now many of you have undoubtedly read news reports of the ObamaCare call center in Wentzville, Missouri where government-contracted employees had so little work to complete that they actually played games like Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit while on the clock. Some workers grew tired of the…

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Skyline School Board Meets May 22, Acts On Security Issues

The Skyline R-II Board met in regular session on Thursday, May 22, with all seven members present.  Tim Scrivner was sworn in to continue his stint on the board.  The consent agenda items consisting of board minutes, bills and financial statement were presented and approved. Under old business, the board discussed teacher contracts regarding the…

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Picture from the Past? Actually, No

This looks like it could be a picture from the past, but it was actually taken last Friday afternoon. The Show-Me Model T Ford Tour was being held in Ozark last week, and the club members made a driving trip to Ava Friday afternoon where several members enjoyed ice cream at Ava Drug. Some 30…

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Ava Observes Memorial Day By Remembering the True Heroes

“Serving your country becomes a part of who you are. It becomes part of your story and part of the story of your family,” said State Senator Mike Cunningham, keynote speaker at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Ava Cemetery Monday. Cunningham served in the Army from 1967 to 1969, but, he said, “I…

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Nearly 1,000 Volunteers In Place to Welcome The Legends of Golf to the Ozarks

RIDGEDALE – Tournament organizers are excited to announce that, in its inaugural year, the Big Cedar Lodge Legend of Golf tournament has reached its goal for volunteers. Nearly 1,000 volunteers have poured in to fill a variety of roles in this first year. “This is amazing; 900 plus people are offering there valuable time, talent…

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June Basketball For Students Entering Grades 5-8

All students entering grades 5-8 for the 2014-15 school year are invited to attend June Basketball Sessions. Tuesdays will be for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls and Thursdays for 7th/8th grade boys and girls. The first session for each grade level will be combined in order to see the number of athletes attending,…

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EDCVFD Will Hold Annual Meeting June 3

The annual meeting of the Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Department will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at 6 p.m., at the Gentryville Church of God. The church is located on Highway 95, just north of Highway 14. The regular monthly business meeting will immediately follow the annual meeting. On the agenda are bylaws…

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Dugger Report 5.29.2014

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we…

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Ava’s First Summer Fest Is Declared a Huge Success

While it cannot be said that the weather was 100 percent cooperative with Ava’s first Summer Fest event held last weekend, all the scheduled events were held, although a few adjustments had to be made. Isolated showers threatened the event, but downtown Ava was spared the heavy rainfall seen just a few miles away. The…

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Bradleyville To Host Basketball Camps For Boys & Girls

Bradleyville School will host a 3-day basketball camp for boys and girls, grades 1-6, this summer. The camp will be held July 17, 18 and 19, at Bradleyville School. For more information or to register, contact Autumn Thomas, 417-546-1504, or Josh Hume, 417-300-9836; or email athomas@ bradleyville.k12.mo.us or jhume@ bradleyville.k12.mo.us. Camp highlights will cover fundamental…

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