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KC Post Office Identifies Mailing Issues; City Council Promotes Police Officer

By Sue Curry Jones This week, as the street renaming project gets underway, and numbered street signs are being swapped-out for customized names, Mayor David Norman reported to council Tuesday evening that the regional post office in Kansas City has deemed some of the new address names as incorrect for mailing purposes.  Norman noted his…

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What About This . . .? 5.25.2017

By Wayne William Cipriano Make a list of those things that terrify us, that we see on the news every night –– fires, floods, SARS, global cooling, global warming, narco-terrorists, militias, AIDS, Bird Flu, PAII, carjacking, random killings, droughts, IRS, honey bees dying, killer bees increasing, obesity, gangs, kidnappings, school shoot-ings, bombers….  The danger is…

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Looking Backward 5.18.2017

   25 Years Ago May 14, 1992   Commencement exercises for the Ava High School graduating class of 1992 will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, marking the end of an era for some 89 seniors who will receive diplomas. Members of the Ava City Council and City Clerk Marilyn Alms met in the…

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What About This . . .? 5.18.2017

By Wayne William Cipriano There was a time, not too long ago (I still remember it) when people gave an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. There was an honor about it.  As time went by, starting with the more populous areas but slowly spreading to rural locales, workers became business people, abdicating…

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2 one-stop shops for disaster assistance for Missouri flood survivors will be open Tuesday, May 16

Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) in Gainesville and House Springs are open May 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.   JEFFERSON CITY – Because many Missouri families have been impacted by devastating flooding, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is working with state and local agencies, and faith-based and volunteer organizations to provide one-stop shops for recovery assistance…

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Missouri Insurance Department participating in resource centers to assist residents with insurance needs after flooding

Jefferson City, Mo. – Consumer specialists from the Missouri Department of Insurance will be at Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARC) throughout the state this week and next week to assist residents impacted by recent flooding. The specialists will be at the locations listed below and will be able to provide consumers with assistance understanding their insurance policies…

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Looking Backward 5.11.2017

   25 Years Ago May 7, 1992   The J.L. Gentry Roadside Park north of Ava was a beehive of activity Tuesday morning as about a dozen workers and that many more family members and spectators gathered to see the start of a beautification project there.  Flat rocks will be used to form the walkways…

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City Cancels Council Meeting

The standard Board of Alderman meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, was canceled on Monday of this week. According to City Clerk Suzanne Welsh, the next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, May 23. The aldermen normally meet on a bi-monthly schedule, with business meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The…

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What About This . . .? 5.11.2017

By Wayne William Cipriano It has been more than five years since I began writing this column.  Time flies when you are having fun.  I’m proud of the fact that I have had an article ready to go every week during that time.  People who have written for the paper for decades won’t think that’s…

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Looking Backward 5.4.2017

   25 Years Ago April 30, 1992   Sgt. Danny Cargill of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, had no trouble holding the attention of bank employees at a meeting here Tuesday night as he explained what to do and what to not do in the event of a bank robbery. The Rev. John Moles, pastor…

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