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Bears Capture a Win against the Bluejays

The Ava Bears had to come from behind to capture a 46-38 non-conference win over Clever in play Friday night and improve their season record to 13-3. The Bears fell behind Clever, 11-6, after one quarter of play. Clever was able to stretch their lead out in the second quarter, taking a 24-17 edge into…

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Snoop – Boyink

During the Ava R-1 School Board Meeting last Thursday night, the board voted 4-3 to allow local homeschool students to join Ava R-1 bands and sports teams taking part in activities governed by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). It’s not a free pass. A homeschool student would have to: Be enrolled in…

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Arthur Augustus Hampton

Arthur Augustus Hampton, 79 years, 8 months and 24 days old, passed away on January 25, 2021 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, MO. Arthur was born May 1, 1941 in Goodhope, Missouri to Tommy and Cloah (Brake) Hampton.  Arthur was a Christian and attended Oakwood Church in Chadwick, Missouri. On August 28, 1965,…

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Ruth Evans

Betty Ruth Evans, 83 years, 11 months, 11 days old, passed peacefully to Heaven on January 22, 2021 at her home in Thornfield, Mo with her family by her side. Ruth was born February 11, 1937 in Willow Springs, MO to Rev. William “Will” and Clara (Keeler) Havens. On June 3, 1960   Ruth and…

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Nellie Turner

Nellie Lucille Turner, 87 years, 10 months, passed peacefully to her Heavenly home on January 20, 2021 at Ozark Nursing and Care Center in Ozark, MO. Nellie was born March 20, 1933 in Roy, MO to Isaac Joshua and Rosa Belle (Moore) Wilson. On September 17, 1950 Nellie and Albert Noland Turner were united in…

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Frances Aid

Frances Aid, 86 years, 5 months and 18 days old, passed away on January 23, 2021 at Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville, Missouri. Frances was born August 5, 1934 in Battlefield, MO to Ollie and Blanche Opal (Swearengen) Haynes.  On December 13, 1950   Frances and Frank Aid were united in marriage at Mtn.…

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Fern Huffman

Juanita Fern (Walker) Huffman, age 93, departed this life on January 20, 2021. She was a true woman of faith who devoted her life to her family and many loved ones. She was born May 13, 1927 at Dogwood, Missouri, as the third child of Earl and Emma (Day) Walker.  She was preceded in death…

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Denny Clell Hampton

Denny Clell Hampton, 71 years, 4 months, and 15 days old of Sparta, MO passed away on January 19, 2021. Denny was born on September 4, 1949 to Clifton and Althea (Tindle) Hampton in Goodhope, MO. He worked at Rawlings, Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Sparta school, and mowed lawns. On February 25, 1978, he…

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David Welch

David Lynn Welch, 65 years, 1 month, 28 days old, passed away on January 18, 2021 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield Mo. David was born November 21, 1955 in Squires, Mo to Marvin and Anna (Harris) Welch. David worked as a sawmiller with Cutbirth Sawmill off and on for 25 years. David and Marcia…

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