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Volleyball Season Ends In First Round of Districts

The Ava High School Volleyball Lady Bears saw their season come to an end in the first round of the Missouri Class 3, District 11 tournament at Marshfield Monday night. Ava lost to No. 2 seed Mtn. Grove in two games on Monday. In preparation for the district tournament, the Lady Bears hosted Springfield Central…

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The Snoop 10.28.2016

Driving along the Glade Top Trail Sunday afternoon I couldn’t help but think back over the years and some of the events I’ve attended there during the past, say, 40 years. I was traveling alone so I could think out loud… or talk to myself, or whatever you might want to call it. If you…

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Beverly Jane Vyskocil

Beverly Jane Vyskocil, 82 years,  9 months, 12 days old, passed away on Oct. 14, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. Beverly was born Jan. 2, 1934 in Chicago, Ill., to Walter and Emily Valerie (Weis) Janec. Beverly was a retired cook and bartender in the Chicago area. On March 23,…

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Donald Ray Stout

Donald Ray Stout, 73 years, 7 months and 26 days old, passed away on Oct. 15, 2016 at his home in Rogersville with family by his side. Donald was born Feb. 20, 1943 in Ava, Mo., to Johnie and Marie (Payne) Stout. Donald was a retired brick layer. He worked most of his life in…

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Diana Anita Lee

Diana Anita Lee, daughter of Gene and Nancy Lee, was born May 31, 1964, in Springfield, Mo.  She departed this life into the arms of Jesus on Oct. 13, 2016, at the age of 52 years. She grew up on the family farm at Ava. She attended school at Ava, Mo.,where she enjoyed playing sports…

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Loren James Lansdown

Loren James Lansdown was born July 7, 1967, to Charlie and Laura (Wallingford) Lansdown in Mansfield, Mo. Loren was a resident of Sunrise Estates in Bolivar, Mo., for the last 20 years where he enjoyed doing household chores, listening to music, fishing, and helping with the Meals on Wheels program. He was a very happy…

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Ricky James Jones

Ricky James Jones, 63 years, 1 month and 27 days old, passed away on Oct. 1, 2016, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, surrounded by all his family, after suffering an illness from a tick bite. Rick was born Aug. 4, 1953, to Ray and Retha Jones, at their home in Foil, Mo. Rick enjoyed spending time…

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Zola Allene Jackson

Zola Allene Jackson, of Maysville, was born May 21, 1937, the daughter of Chester D. and Nettie E. (Walker) Twitty, and passed away Oct. 10, 2016 at the age of 79. On Aug. 23, 1958, Allene and Virgil Edward Jackson were united in marriage in Wasola, Mo.  To this union three children were born.  She…

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Edward Glen Curtis

Edward Glen Curtis, 85 years, 0 months, 30 days old, passed away on Oct. 14, 2016 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare in Ava with his family by his side. Glen was born Sept. 15, 1931 in Rockbridge, Mo., to William and Flora (Leroy) Curtis. On Feb. 16, 1953 Glen and Lorene Stephens were united…

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Bears Beat Willow Springs At Home; Will Host Strafford In District Play

Sophomore quarterback Caleb Johnson ran for four touchdowns and passed for two more to lead the Ava Bears to a 61-27 SCA win over Willow Springs in the final game of the regular football season here last Friday night. This week the Bears will host Strafford in the first round of district play. Game time…

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