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Florida Keys –– Would You Have Evacuated?

By Dr. Glenn Mollette Multitudes of people are suffering through the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida. The Keys and the Caribbean Islands are devastated. Other parts of Florida are suffering from damage and no electricity as well. Food and clean water has run out for some. Hundreds of thousands of people fled Florida being…

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Missouri Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook

MISSOURI, Sept. 18 –– Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have fallen 6.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.32/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,940 gas outlets in Missouri. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.60/g, according to…

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Friends of the Douglas County Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Douglas County Public Library Fall book sale starts on Thursday, Oct. 5. The sale is held in the library conference room during regular library hours, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sat. 9:00 a.m. to noon., Friday, Oct. 6, is Half-Price Day, and Bag Day is Saturday, Oct.…

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Forsyth Native Earns Coveted Title of Navy Chief Petty Officer

By Navy Office of Community Outreach MILLINGTON, TN – Navy Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Nicholas LaRocque from Forsyth, Mo., was recently promoted to chief petty officer, an accomplishment that only one in five eligible sailors achieve each year. Chief LaRocque, a 1997 Forsyth R-3 graduate, is currently serving with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 3. “A…

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What About This…? 9.21.2017

Am I asking for it, or what? My Mother and I bought a 1991 Toyota Camry for her fresh off the showroom floor. She drove more than a dozen new cars that autumn and decided the Camry was the one for her. Being able to lift her golf clubs into the trunk with ease was…

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When Tragedy Hits –– Get the Moxie Up

By Barbara Daniel September 11, 2001. Sixteen years have passed since that day when hate-filled murderers flew planes into the New York City Trade Center. My husband and I had stayed over night in Nebraska on our way to Oregon. At breakfast that morning people were watching the news on television wondering if they should…

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Tuesday Evening Bunco

The first games of the season were played with Jewell Elliott as hostess. First was Darlene Heath, second, Sybil Heckendorn, and Jewell was consolation and door prize, also. After one hour of games,  refreshments were served to the winners and these other regular members: Lucille Jenkins, Allie Gentry, Janet Sallee, Joretta Sawyer and Sharon Jenkins.

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Surrounding Area School Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Ava Schools Breakfast Menu Monday, Sept. 25 No School/ Teacher Inservice Tuesday, Sept. 26 Apple Turnover, Peaches and Milk Wednesday, Sept. 27 Cereal with Yogurt, Apple and Milk Thursday, Sept. 28 Mini Cinni’s, Applesauce and Milk Friday, Sept. 29 Sausage Pancake on a Stick, Mandarin Oranges and Milk Ava Elementary  Lunch Menu Monday, Sept. 25…

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Calendar of Events

Calendar Of Events This column is provided to our readers free of charge to announce upcoming events that are free to the public. Publication of the same announcement will be limited to two insertions. * * * The Douglas County Foxtrotting Association will host a trail ride on Wed., Sept. 27 at Noblett Lake at…

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