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OMC Offers Living and Hospice Support Group

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) has begun offering monthly meetings of the Living and Hospice Support Group. Each group meeting is designed with a different monthly presentation of topics related to being a caregiver and the world of hospice. After a 15-minute presentation, a peer-to-peer bereavement support group is available for those interested. Light refreshments are…

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Sweet Nellie’s Ice Cream Parlor Opens in Mansfield

Throughout the years, most of us became familiar with a phrase that originated from a novelty song first published in 1927.  It went something like this –– “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” And, that refrain lives on today, as folks still get excited about the prospect of eating cold, sweet…

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Three Marching Band Students Selected To Perform In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Sue Curry Jones Musical talent abounds in the Ava school district, and this year, three outstanding members of the Ava High School marching band program “made the cut,” as they have been chosen to perform with the Great All-American Marching Band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the world’s largest parade. Successfully vying against…

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Looking Backward 7.27.2017

25 Years Ago July 23, 1992   Dr. Floyd Hennan is in Ava this week preparing for the opening of his general family practice on Monday morning.  The Ava native will open his practice in the medical offices leased from Dr. C.E. Harlan at 301 S.E. 2nd Avenue, just east of the Douglas County Sheriff’s…

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There’s a Case to be Made for Income Inequality, says AMAC ‘It fuels ambition and ambition stimulates economic growth’

WASHINGTON, DC, July 21 – “If Bernie Sanders and his crew were serious about putting an end to poverty in America, they’d be promoting income inequality, not condemning it,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. Income inequality can be a good thing, says Weber.  “It fuels ambition and ambition…

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Missouri Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook

MISSOURI, July 24 –– Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04/g yester-day, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,940 gas outlets in Missouri. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27/g, according to…

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Free Rebuilding, Repair Advice Available in Bollinger, Christian, Greene, Madison, Osage, Reynolds, Ste. Genevieve and Wright Counties

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Missourians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred April 28-May 11, 2017, the Federal Emer-gency Management Agency (FEMA) and home improvement stores in Bollinger, Christian, Greene, Madis-on, Osage, Reynolds, Ste. Genevieve and Wright Counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and…

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Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee

A Texas company that produces specialty coffee products has issued a voluntary recall of one of its brands after the FDA found the java was laced with an active ingredient similar to that contained in erectile dysfunction drugs, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.  The coffee was, in fact, being promoted as having male…

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A Lesson in Not-So-Free Enterprise

A successful five-year-old entre-preneur in the U.K. quickly sold out her supply of homemade lemon-ade.  But, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens, the smile on her face faded just as quickly when four local government enforcers showed up and fined her 90 pounds [about $116 U.S.] because she did not have a license.…

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Maumelle Archer Aiming High

Maumelle, Ark. has a champion archer in the making. You know — the bow and arrow kind. In the competitions, students are not allowed to use just any type of bow, add on sights, or make modifications to help them better hit the targets. All students must use a standard Genesis Original compound bow without…

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