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Lenore Burton

Lenore Burton, age 97, a longtime and well-respected Ava, Missouri resident, peacefully passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 in Heart of The Ozarks Healthcare Center, Ava, Missouri. One of nine children, she was born Lenore Haden, August 8, 1923, at home in rural Ava, Missouri, the daughter of Francis Luin and Clara Mae (McDaniel) Haden.…

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Notes From Hunter Creek

The Twenty-Sixth Amendment was passed in just under 4 months in 1971, quicker than any other Amendment, including the Twenty-First Amendment, which repealed the 18th (Prohibition) Amendment.    Why did the Twenty-Sixth Amendment demand such quick action? It prohibited the denial of voting Rights in any federal election to anyone 18 years or older. Soon…

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What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

I can’t believe that some parents in American school districts are tacitly accepting the idea of retroactive birth control by embracing the idea of sending students to school in the face of this raging Covid-19 curse, just to avail themselves of FREE DAY CARE. Not all kids are catching it. Of those who do, not…

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Kenneth Gene Lane

Kenneth Gene “Doc” Lane, age 78 of Ava, Missouri passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, November 21, 2020. He was born December 18, 1941, at Elijah, Missouri the son of Virgil and Ruth (Bennett) Lane. He was united in marriage to Candy Robertson on November 8, 1964. After proudly serving his country as a…

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The Snoop

Well, I warned you. This week we debut a mild visual refresh of the interior pages of the Douglas County Herald. There might have been a better time to do it than a (short) holiday week.  But, like with many things in life, if you try to wait until you are completely ready it seems…

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Thelma Chisam

Thelma Rae Chisam, 89 years, 10 months, 22 days old, passed on to Heaven on November 22, 2020 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, MO with her children by her side. Thelma was born December 31, 1930 in Sweden, MO to Tommy and Helen (Allison) Dye. Thelma was a retired Ava Public School Elementary…

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Middle School Ava Lady Bears Showing Improvement

By Abbie Baird The Middle School Ava Lady Bears kicked off their season hosting Cabool on November 10th. The Cabool Bulldogs are short this year only having 6 players for both teams so the Lady Bears 8th grade team played. It was a back and forth game where our Lady Bears came into some foul…

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Nina Sue Turley

Nina Sue Turley, 88 years, 11 months, 11 days old, passed away peacefully to Heaven on November 23, 2020 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare with her family by her side. Sue was born December 12, 1931 in Lutie, Missouri in Ozark County to Kelly Vernon and Florence Nevada (Young) Peacock.  On December 22, 1951…

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