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LEGAL: John Mark Langron

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION In the Estate of: John Mark Langron, Deceased Estate No: 18DG-PR00050 NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN MARK LANGRON, DECEASED You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative will file a Petition for an Order of…

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Ava Head Start  Accepting Applications for Fall

 Ava Head Start Center is accepting children’s applications for the coming school year. To qualify, children must be three- or four-years-old on or before July 31, 2020.  The Head Start program promotes early education, health and wellness, and provides disability services and social services. Parents have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of the…

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What About This?

By Wayne William Cipriano School is on the way! And now that our school-bus transportation controversy is settled (we hope!), it is a good time to think about other aspects of our public schools. And for the time being let us set aside the most important, the chief, the one overriding reason we have public…

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Norman William Hodges

Norman William Hodges, 98, of St. Joseph passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at a local health care facility.  He was born December 12, 1921, on the Shipman Farm in Southeastern Christian County, Missouri. He was the first of four children born to Arthur and Florence (Hammons) Hodges. He grew up in Douglas County, and…

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Lloyd James Turner

It is with great sadness that the family of Lloyd James Turner (Jim) announces his passing after a brief illness.  He was born Monday, June 28, 1937 and departed this life on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the age of 82.  Lloyd proudly served in the United States Army.  Lloyd will be lovingly remembered by…

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H. Dale Sisney

H. Dale Sisney, 89, husband of Shirlee Bromley Sisney of Sarasota, Florida passed away peacefully on June 17th in Sarasota, Florida. Born September 1, 1930, in Ava, Missouri and raised in Exeter, California, he was the son of the late William H. and Georgia (Welton) Sisney. Dale proudly served in the US Air Force Strategic…

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Looking Backward

25 Years Ago  The 13th annual Independence Day Celebration sponsored by the Squires Volunteer Fire Department will be held this Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m.  Free entertainment will include music by Smackout Bluegrass, Ozark Express, First General Baptist Singers, Good News Singers, and Resurrection, and clogging by the Sassfras Sprouts Hoedowners.  Citizen’s Bank of Southern…

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Patriotic Art Winners

Each year, more than 4,000 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. Our local winners were Abigail Fenoff, a local 9th Grader and second place was Jeremiah Fenoff who is…

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