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Wins over Cabool & Salem Earn Bears Second Seed for District Tournament

The Ava Bears improved their season record to 20-5 with South Central Association Conference wins over Cabool and Salem. The Bears finish out the conference season with a 4-3 record. Eleven Bears put points on the scoreboard in a 54-28 conference win Friday over Cabool. Both teams had trouble scoring in the first quarter. Quinton…

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Ruby Buchanan

Ruby Ellen  Buchanan, 94 years, 1 month, 15 days old, passed peacefully to her Heavenly home on February 20, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO with her family by her side. Ruby was born January 5, 1927 in Ava, MO to Oscar Dillard and Ruth Elizabeth (Davis) Moore. On December 24, 1945 Ruby and…

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Ronald L McKnight

Ronald L McKnight passed away at the age of 80 at his home in Porterville, CA on February 13, 2021. Survivors include his wife Charlotte, daughter Shelly of Springville, CA, son Steven of Tucson, AZ, and grandson Samuel Haynes of Springville, CA. Ronnie was a farmer and business owner in the Ava area until he…

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Ray Jones

Walter Ray Jones, 75 years, 11 months, 27 days old, passed away on February 17, 2021 at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Ray was born February 21, 1945 in Springfield, MO to Raymond and Marsia (Higginbotham) Jones.  On December 21, 1967 Ray and Beverly Sue Coonts were united in marriage in Kansas…

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Paul Edward Cox

Paul Edward Cox, son of Jack Thomas Cox and Myrl Lee Vogt Cox, was born February 26, 1944 in Ava, Missouri and departed this life on February 19, 2021 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri at the age of seventy-six years, eleven months, and twenty-three days. On December 26, 1965 he was united…

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Howard Haskins

Howard Lee Haskins, 81 years, 1 month, 15 days old, passed on to Heaven on February 21, 2021 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare in Ava with family by his side. Howard was born January 6, 1940 in Thornfield, MO to Basil Guy and Alma Ellen (Johnson) Haskins. On February 28, 1965 Howard and Leah…

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Dr. Dale Edward Wheeler

  Dr. Dale Edward Wheeler, 69 years, 9 months and 5 days old, passed away on February 19, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield Mo. Dale was born May 14, 1951 in Almont, Michigan to Irvin and Helen Irene (D’Arcy) Wheeler. Dale was a physician in Farmington, MO, Bonne Terre, MO, and Ava, MO for…

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Ava R-1 School Board: Dial Retires, Dalton New Super, Seigler New AD

The Ava R-1 School Board convened for their regular monthly meeting last Thursday, February 18th.  Closed Session Dial retires, Dalton as Super During closed session the board voted 7-0 to accept the retirement resignation of Dr. Jason Dial effective at the end of this school year. The board voted 7-0 to hire Aaron Dalton as…

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Slippery Roads Contribute to Crashes

                                                                                                   by Michael Boyink/mike@douglascountyherald.com Slippery post-snowstorm roads…

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