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Letter to the Editor – Black Friday

Dear Editor: Thanksgiving is upon us, the day when everyone stuffs their belly and spends their money on blowout deals. We have experienced the paragon of consumerism, and it only gets worse every year.  Sixty years ago, the term “Black Friday” did not even exist, and even as recent as 2011 it was a distinctly…

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City Will Pick Up Leaves Beginning Monday, Dec. 5

The City of Ava will be picking up leaves during the week of Dec. 5-9, but only if they are bagged and placed at the curb. Leaves will be picked up on the east side of the city (east of Jefferson Street) on Monday and Tuesday while the west side will be picked up on…

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Skyline R-2 Board Receives Audit Report; Sees Bids on Buses

The Skyline R-2 School Board met in regular session on Wednesday, Nov. 16, with five members present. The consent agenda items consisting of Board minutes, bills and financial statement were presented and approved. In old business, Matthew James, CPA, presented the 2015-2016 audit report. He stated “the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects,…

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The Snoop 11.24.2015

While I don’t necessarily subscribe to Al Gore’s theory of global warming, fall was sure a long time coming this year. The warmer temperatures hung on a lot longer than usual and even the fall colors were about a month behind what we normally expect. In case you didn’t notice, the second and third weeks…

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Donna Ruth Hartin

Donna Ruth Hartin, 88, of Springfield went to join her Lord and Savior on Nov. 18, 2016.  Donna was born in Augusta, Kansas to Audrey and Martha (Mattie) Adams(Nance).  She graduated from Ava High School and attended SMS college.  Donna was married to Johnnie Hartin for 61 years, until his passing in 2009.  She taught…

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This Saturday Shop Small and Help the Local Economy

JEFFERSON CITY, Nov. 21, 2016—Shoppers who are planning to hit the malls the weekend after Thanksgiving should also remember to visit local merchants for their holiday shopping, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today. “Small business represents 99.7 percent of all U.S. employers, and they provide jobs for 58 million Americans,” said Brad Jones,…

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Notes From Hunter Creek 11.24.2016

The Beauties of Fall I have traveled all over North America –– and have floated, camped, and seen the beautiful spots in every State.  I have visited all of the Canadian provinces and territories, except the one most recently created in the northern part of the country “Nunavit”. I have also visited almost all of…

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Looking Backward 11.24.2016

25 Years Ago November 21, 1991   Rain, rain and more rain, we really got it over the weekend which made it very hard for all the deer hunters on opening day. Lorene Heinlein was recognized Oct. 31 at the University Extension Annual conference in Columbia for her 43 years of service with county and…

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What About This…? 11.24.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano Well, if you plan to take anyone’s advice to place a political bet you want to avoid mine!  I was so sure that Clinton would win big, really big, and that Trump would not merely be defeated, he would be repudiated.  And, I was way beyond just wrong, I was wrong…

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