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Fresh Paint

Michael Boyink/Herald Ava drivers make their way around a freshly-repainted traffic circle at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Springfield Road.

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The Best Fans in Sportsdom

Dear Editor: The St. Louis Cardinals certainly have a terrific fan base. Albert Pujols played for the Cardinals though the 2011 season. He then became a free agent leaving the Cardinals for the L.A. Angels. Most Cardinals fans would have some sore feelings, but I guess time does heal all wounds. This past weekend Albert…

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Appreciation for Support of The Wall That Heals

Helen Miller, owner of Memory Lane Antiques, right, recently received a certificate and a flag for sponsoring The Wall That Heals.  Butch Linder, commander of the Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association, left, made the presentation. 

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Springfield Goes To the Dogs This Week!

Dogs to Compete in Agility Trials at Lake Country Youth Center The Springfield Dog Training Club is bringing dog lovers to Springfield, Mo. this weekend for the  AKC All-Breed Agility Trials. Hundreds of dogs and their owners will negotiate an obstacle course while racing against the clock in the exciting timed sport of Agility.  The…

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Bennett Spring State Park Hosts Live Snake Program July 6, Aug. 3

JEFFERSON CITY  – Visit the Bennett Spring State Park nature center beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 6 to learn about the outdoor activities of native reptiles. A snake wrangler will provide an opportunity for you to better understand these often misunderstood creatures. Educational displays and live Missouri native snakes will be presented by the…

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Willow Springs To Host Patriots Parade July 4

The Annual Spectacular 4th of July Patriots Parade, celebrating 243 years of Independence, will be held Thursday, July 4, at 10:00 a.m. in Willow Springs.   Parade participants will line up at the Booster Field starting at 9:00 a.m.  This year Willow Springs is also celebrating their 150-year Sesquicentennial (1869-2019). There is still time to…

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Auxiliary’s Reinartz Honored for Service

Photo submitted Robin Reinartz, seated center, the outgoing Ava VFW Post 5993 Auxiliary president was recently recognized with the District 2 Outstanding VFW Auxiliary President Award for 2018-19.  Participants above, from left to right, are Irene Cornelison, Auxiliary member; outgoing VFW District 18 Commander Russ Olewinski; Reinartz; Gail Huffman, incoming Ava VFW Post 5993 Auxiliary…

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McNish of Ava Wins Championships in Wright County

Abby McNish of Ava, Mo. took Reserve Grand Champion with “Luke” her Registered Black Angus Bull at the Wright County Fair in Grovespring. She also showed Luke in West Plains at Heart of the Ozark Pre-view Show and took Grand Champion and then went in for final drive and took Supreme Grand Champion.  Abby is…

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Roaring River State Park Hosts Summer Bluegrass Concert Series 

JEFFERSON CITY – The Bluegrass Music Concert Series continues at Roaring River State Park this summer.  The free shows featuring local bluegrass bands take place 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday throughout the summer at the park amphitheater. The schedule includes: July 5 – Roaring River Bluegrass Jam, multiple musicians July 6 – The Flyin’…

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A Small Medium @ Large

Illusions We Live – Part I – Today’s column references a piece of art called “Illusory cube” acrylic on fibreboard by Monika Buch (1983). It’s from a book entitled “Optical Illusions” by Bruno Ernst (aka Hans de Rijk), a Dutch mathematician, sculptor, and author. Find “Illusory Cube” in today’s paper and see whether it bends…

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