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Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association Is Seeking Charter Members

The Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association has continued its forward march to develop a memorial association that will continue to serve Ava and Douglas County. Organizers say the focus is to memorialize the veterans and give them credit for all their sacrifices throughout the history of the United States. Membership in the memorial association is…

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Louanna Mae Curry

Louanna Mae Curry, 83 years, 9 months, and 8 days old, passed to her Heavenly home on February 22, 2015 at her home with her family by her side.   Louanna was born May 14, 1931 in Ava, Mo. at Mt. Zion to Murley and Audra Mae (Spurlock) Grabeel. She graduated from Ava High School.…

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Douglas County History & Folklore: Whitehall to Redbud Village

  By Marilyn Kester Alms Sally Joe Turner was born in 1874, one of nine children of Samuel Edward and Sarah Jane (Lyon) Turner of the Arno, Missouri community, the second county seat of Douglas County. Samuel’s parents, William & Hannah Turner came to Missouri from Indiana and settled in 1841 at the site of…

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Spring Floats in the Ozarks

By Roger Wall Tired of winter and don’t have the time or money to get a winter tan and float at the same time: like the Salt River Canyon in southern Arizona, the Rio Grande in Big Bend country, or several rivers in Florida. Yes, there is even one waterfall/ledge in Florida and it is…

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Looking Backward 2.26.2015

  25 Years Ago February 22, 1990   Ava High School band students participated in the South Central Association all-conference honor band at Willow Springs on Jan. 27. From Ava were Renee Alvarez, Rhonda Lee, Genessa McCullough and Genet McCullough. Larry Smith, who manages 200 acres of woodlands in Douglas County, was named Regional Tree…

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Ava R-1 School Board Meets February 19

By Sue Curry Jones The Ava R-1 School Board met on Thursday, Feb. 19 for monthly business, with all board members present. The first action item on the evening agenda was payment of monthly bills totaling $211,583.86. During closed session, the board voted to rehire administrative staff members: Clint Hall, elementary principal; middle school principal,…

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Mayor Appoints Fire Chief

By Sue Curry Jones The Ava Board of Aldermen convened on Tuesday afternoon for a brief session of city business, as council members proceeded to fulfill the task of confirming Mayor David Norman’s selection of Fire Chief for the City of Ava. Norman’s recom­mendation to council was Tom Woods, of Ava. According to city ordinances,…

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Alice Adams legal

IN THE 44TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, DOUGLAS COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION In the Estate of:                               ) ALICE IRENE DAVIS,                 ) An Incapacitated and Disabled Person                                                        ) Case No. 14DG-PR00064               )   Notice of Letters of Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person and Conservatorship of a Disabled Person TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF ALICE…

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Community Events

This column is for fundraisers, benefits, or community functions for which a fee or membership dues are collected. Items will be printed in this column twice for a single fee of $5 for 20 words or less. ****** Ava Summer Fest Chili Feed/ Hot Dogs and Silent Auction, March 13 from 5 p.m. to 7:30…

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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. * * * First meeting of the year for the Ava Saddle Club will be Monday, March 2nd at 7:30 p.m. at the American…

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