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Douglas County Livestock Report

Jefferson City, MO, Friday, July 19, 2019, MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News,  Ava – Douglas County Livestock Auction, Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for July 18, 2019. Total Receipts This Week: 662 ; Last Reported (7/11): 1,734 Special Note: Year Ago-1,728 Compared to last week, steer and heifer calves 2.00-5.00 lower, yearlings not well…

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2019 Cat/Dog League

Results for July 18, 2019 JR & Betty Braden   33 Bob & Sis Green   33 Joe & Marla Yeager   35 Mike & Tillie Thomas   32 John & Carolyn Wallace   38 D Duckworth/R Flemming  38 Fred & Connie Bacorn   34 Ray & Anita Madche   41 David & Rhonda Williams…

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Toni Jo (Johnson) Yost

Toni Jo Yost, 47 years, 2 months, 28 days old, of Ava, Missouri passed away on July 18, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. with her family by her side. Toni was born April 21, 1972 in Rochelle, IL to Jimmie Dean Johnson and Judy Ann (Bylerley) Johnson. Toni was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant…

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Thomas “Tom” Martin, Sr.

Thomas Eugene Martin, Sr.  69 years, 7 months, 24 days old, of Bradleyville, Missouri, passed away on July 22, 2019 at the Bentonview Park Health & Rehab, in Monett, Missouri. Tom was born November 28, 1949 in Bradleyville, Missouri, to Thomas Herman and Lucy Emma (Sartin) Martin.  Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home,…

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Randal “Randy” Cope

Randal Bruce Cope, 64 years, 11 months, 5 days old, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away on July 15, 2019 in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. Randy was born August 10, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri to Don Eugene and Nona Leota (Giffin) Cope. He was raised on the Thomas Giffin farm near Basher creek in Ava, Missouri.…

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Mary L. Bell

Mary L. Bell, 80, formerly of Ava passed from this life June 23, 2019 at Spring Valley Health Care Center, Springfield, Missouri.  She was born December 4, 1938 in Coal Valley, Illinois.   A celebration of her life will be held July 27, 2019 in the Holy Trinity Church, 2818 E. Bennett Street, Springfield, Missouri. …

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Kevin Eugene Breeding

Kevin Eugene Breeding, age 42 years, 5 months, and 14 days, was born January 27, 1977 and passed away July 10, 2019 in Mt. Vernon, Mo with his family by his side. Kevin was born in Kansas City, MO to Kenneth and Helen Breeding.  He was a 1996 graduate of Ava High School.  On November…

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Jerry Turnbull

Funeral services for Jerry Ray Turnbull, 70, Twin Bridges, Missouri, were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Little Zion Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Turnbull went to be with his Savior on July 15, 2019, at his home. He was born July 11, 1949 at Hebron, Missouri…

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Ed Kent

Ed Kent, 84 years old, of Ava, Missouri, passed away at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, on July 23, 2019, following a long illness.  Visitation for Ed is Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Ava Family Funeral Home.  Services are Monday, July 29, at 10:00 a.m.  Arrangements are under the care…

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Ozark Hotel in Ava

Submitted Photo (Above) Described as the first modern building in Ava, the Ozark Hotel was originally built by Edith Bralley Martin in 1914. It had running water, hot water heat in each room, and electricity. Photographed here in approximately 1959, cars visible in front of the hotel are a 1959 Buick Electra (left), and a 1958…

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