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The Great Dismal Swamp By Michael Boyink / Drain the swamp! A Trump campaign promise, yes. But another would-be president spoke those same words hundreds of years ago. George...

Ava tops Strafford in 7th, wins district title

By Jason Hoekema FAIR GROVE – It was difficult to predict the outcome of Wednesday’s game against Strafford. On paper, Ava High School had the...

Jefferson City Airshow Canceled for Flooding

The Salute To Veterans Airshow scheduled for this weekend has been canceled due to extreme flooding in Jefferson City.   According to organizers, the Jefferson...

Winning Bears

The 2019 Ava High School baseball team poses for a photo opportunity for parents after their 5-3 win over Strafford in the MSHSAA Class...

Offices Will Close for Memorial Day May 27

The Memorial Day holiday will be observed on Monday, May 27,  and government offices, banks, and many businesses will close for the holiday.   Offices...

American Legion, VFW to Host Memorial Day Service May 27

Memorial Day is a special time across the country for many reasons.   It maybe a recreational time for families as many plan reunions, weekend...


Still Standing (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)

Ava tops Clever, 1-0, moves to quarterfinals By Jason Hoekema “Aim for the stars,” is the colloquial phrase used when telling youth to yearn and reach for their goals. Interestingly enough the...

Moving Up: Lady Bears Track & Field

Eden Little, left, competed in the pole vault and placed seventh. Hannah Evans placed fourth in the high jump by clearing the height of...

Winning Bears

Comeback Champions

Looking Backward

25 years ago Four former Ava teachers were the first inductees into the Ava Alumni Foundation’s...

A Small Medium at Large

A New Mindset.  “But it must be asked if we can remove cultural value from...

What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

I have been following the deployment or potential deployment of some of our most powerful...

What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

HYPOCRISY! It drives me crazy. I don’t know why. But whatever the reason, it truly...

The Snoop

Newspapers are records and have been relied upon heavily since their inception.  In the U.S.,...

Looking Backward

25 years ago The student parking lot is less crowded and the halls seem quieter this...


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