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Local Resident Offers Comfort to Children

Marilyn Sickler, a Douglas County resident who lives on A Highway, recently undertook a special project to help others, but the task had to be something she could do while sitting, as she is recovering from hip replacement surgery.  Marilyn, above, is pictured with 180 bags, and each one is filled with a soft plush…

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Looking Backward 2.25.2016

25 Years Ago February 21, 1991   Seventh District Congressman Mel Hancock was keynote speaker at the Support Group Rally held Saturday afternoon in the Ava High School Gymnasium.  More than 800 people attended the rally, including representatives from all branches of the armed forces. A break-in at McKnight’s Package Store just south of Ava…

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Ava Growers To Hold Annual Meeting March 18

The annual membership meeting of Ava Growers Project, Inc. will be held on Friday, March 18, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the conference room of the Ava Super 8 Motel.  The motel is located at 1711 South Jefferson Street, in Ava Mo. Ava Growers Project organizes the farmers market on the Ava Square, one of the…

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City Council Holds Tuesday Meeting

By Sue Curry Jones The Ava Board of Aldermen and city officials convened this week on Tuesday, Feb. 23, for a business meeting.  Councilmen present were Stan Lovan, Leon Harris, Burrely Loftin and Keith Jones. In closed session, the board voted to hire Brad Evans to oversee the summer baseball league at the City Park. …

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Wanda Marie Woolman

Wanda Marie Woolman, 72 years, 11 months, and 17 days old, passed to Heaven on Feb. 14, 2016 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. Wanda was born Feb. 28, 1943 in Buckhart, Mo., to Peter Lyle and Beulah Marie (Wrinkles) Scherer. She graduated from Dora High School. Wanda was retired from Rawlings Sporting Goods…

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Gordon Lloyd Sanders

Gordon  Sanders, 78 years, 0 months, and 9 days old, passed away on Feb. 17, 2016 at his home in Ava, Mo. Gordon was born February 8, 1938, in Taylor, Neb.,  to  Lloyd and Alma Sanders. He graduated from Ava High School and had attended the University of Missouri. Gordon was a retired inspector with…

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Linnie Norene Lantz Martin

Linnie Norene  Martin, 91 years, 4 months, and 20 days old, passed to her Heavenly home on Feb. 14, 2016 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo., with her family by her side. Norene was born Sept. 25, 1924 in Isabella, Mo. On Jan. 27, 1940, Norene and Vaughn Amiel Martin were united in…

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Glen G. Lovan

Glen Lovan, 75 years of age, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at his home in Dora, Mo.  He was born Aug. 10, 1940, in West Plains, Mo., the son of Clyde and Velma (Collins) Lovan. Glen was married to the love of his life, Geraldine Smith, on Sept. 5,…

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Edna M. Hawkins

Edna M. Hawkins, age 102 years, 10 months, 24 days of Sparta, Mo., departed this life to be with Jesus early Saturday morning, Feb. 13, 2016. She was born March 20, 1913 at Ongo, Mo., the daughter of Elihu and Nellie (Roberts) Maggard. On June 29, 1933 she was united in marriage to Stanford (Pete)…

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