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Notes From Hunter Creek 5.26.2016

Weather, Weather –– Everybody Has Some Yes, I know. I boldly predicted back in mid-February that spring was just around the corner. And for a change, I was correct, sort of! But I, in my effervescent hopes and dreams of early daffodils, wild plum and Hawthorne trees full of early beautiful blooms, to be soon…

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Looking Backward 5.26.2016

25 Years Ago May 23, 1991 The Ava community has moved a step closer to seeing a new post office facility become reality.  The Postal Service is soliciting proposals for a facility to be constructed on their lot at the corner of West Washington Avenue and N.W. 4th Street, just west of the Ava public…

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Letter to the Editor – 5.26.2016 School Health

To the Editor: I am writing this letter to the editor to voice my concern for the health of Ava Students. I know there is a policy against tobacco use by students of Ava schools, which I support 100%.  However, I have an issue when a teacher places her fingers in the mouth of a…

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City Council Hires Police Officer; New Venue for Recycling Looks Promising

By Sue Curry Jones Convening for the last business session in May, the Ava Board of Aldermen met on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m.  Councilmen present were Stan Lovan, Leon Harris and Burrely Loftin. East Ward Alderman Keith Jones was absent. Acting on recommendations from the planning and zoning commis­sion, councilmen approved rezoning two…

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What About This…? 5.26.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano You could call me a motorcycle freak.  I have never been in the motorcycle business but as an over-indulgent enthusiast I once owned nine motorcycles at the same time.  I still own three.  So when a local television station’s news program advertised a story about an attempted motorcycle (m/c) high-jacking, with…

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Ava Art Guild Spring Show Next Week

Are you an artist that would like to show off your art?   Now is the time!   The Ava Art Guild is having their Spring Art Show and now is the time to get your art entered. The Ava Art Guild has been a non-profit organization in Ava promoting art and artists for over…

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Evelyn K. Hatfield

Evelyn K. Hatfield, 79 years, 11 months, and 5 days old, passed to Heaven on May 16, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. Evelyn was born June 11, 1936 in Earl, Ark., to Ed and Bertha (Evans) Isham. Evelyn and Charles Hatfield were united in marriage on Sept. 6, 1962 in…

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Ardath M. Davidson

Ardath M. Davidson, 96 years, 5 months, and 15 days old, passed to Heaven on May 15, 2016 at Ava Place, Ava, Mo. Ardath was born Nov. 30, 1919 in McGregor, Texas, to Alvin Jackson Hill and Estelle (Baker) Hill. Ardath and William Albert Davidson were married for 57 years and to this union two…

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Ruth Huffman

Ruth Huffman, 89, of Gladstone, Mo., passed May 14, 2016. Visitation was Wednesday, May 18, 9-10 a.m. at Terrace Park Funeral Home, (169 Hwy. & Shoal Creek Pkwy.), with the funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial was to follow in Terrace Park Cemetery.

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Herman Irby

Herman  Irby,  89 years,  6 months, and  18 days old, passed to heaven on May 15, 2016 at his home in Buffalo, Mo., with his family by his side Herman was born on Oct. 28, 1926, in Wasola, Mo., to George Edward Irby and Cora May (Porter) Irby. He attended school in Ava, Mo. Herman…

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