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Early Morning Wreck Sends Teenager To Springfield Hospital

A 4 a.m. crash on Highway 5 north of Ava last Saturday morning resulted in injuries to an Ozark County teenager. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Michael D. Porter, 18, of Noble, was traveling south on Highway 5 in a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup that ran off the left side of the road, went…

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The Snoop 9.29.2016

The world lost a couple of legends this past weekend with the passing of Arnold Palmer and Jean Shepard. You don’t have to be a golf fan or even follow sports to recognize the name Arnold Palmer. Arnie was not only one of the greatest golfers to ever hit the links, but everyone who knew…

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Skyline R-2 Board Evaluates Programs; Approves Policies

The Skyline R-2 School Board met in regular session on Wednesday, Sept. 21, with all seven members present. The consent agenda items consisting of Board minutes, bills and financial statement were presented and approved. In old business: The Board reviewed and approved the annual Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP). Two new objectives were added regarding…

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report 9.29.2016

During the week of Sept. 21 -26 , the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office answered 70 Calls for Service, arrested and booked 15 into the Douglas County Jail.  There are 20 housed in the Douglas County Jail and one currently held out of county. On Thursday, Sept. 22 , the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a…

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Alison Kay Beller

Memorial service for Alison Kay Beller, 56, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, with Pastor Matt Kerner officiating. The daughter of Bill and Faye Conn, of Ava, Alison passed away Aug. 31 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

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Vernie Stillings

Vernie Stillings, 75, of Salina, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. He was born Sept. 24, 1940, to Dora Belle Williams Stillings and Elzie Stillings Sr. in Douglas County, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Myrna A. Stillings; children, Kimberly A. Furbeck (Sean) of Salina; Mylinda S. Agler (Creig) of Emporia; Randolph S.…

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Judy Kay Looney

Judy Kay Looney, 70 years, 19 days passed away at home Sept. 16, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. Judy was born Aug. 28, 1946 at Wasola. Mo., in Ozark County, to Vernie and Angie (Henley) Sievert. She graduated from Ava High School in 1964.…

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Tyler Lasker Hayes Hickerson

Funeral services for Tyler Lasker Hayes Hickerson, 19, of Zanoni, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church with Doug Collins officiating. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Tyler died Sept. 20 near Sycamore. He was born June 26, 1997,…

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John Allen Hendrix

John Allen Hendrix, age 61, of Sparta, died Sept. 21, 2016. He was born Oct. 3, 2954, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Glen and Lois (Anderson) Hendrix. On Aug. 26, 1977, John was united in marriage to Euella Dwyer. John was a brick mason and a member of Brick Layers Union 15. He enjoyed…

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Mazi Grace Cobb

Mazi Grace Cobb, 6 lbs. 5 oz. and 19 inches long was born without a heartbeat on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at 5:27 p.m. in Springfield, Mo., at Cox South Hospital. Mazi is the cherished daughter of Bradley Donald Cobb and Savannah Dawn Thompson and beloved sister of Kolby. Although she was born into the…

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