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More Post-Season Honors For Ava Football Bears

More football honors were handed out this week for the 2013 season, and Ava athletes received well-deserved recognition. Junior lineman Tristan Haltom was named all-state offensive line by the Missouri Football Coaches Association and was named first team all-state lineman ...

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West Plains Men Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

SPRINGFIELD – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two West Plains, Mo., men have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana in Howell ...

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Early Filings For April Elections

Tuesday was the first day of filing for the April municipal and school elections, which will also see the election of board members for the Ava Area Ambulance District. In the City of Ava, West Ward Alderman David Norman has ...

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Ava Will Play Dec. 26 In Blue & Gold

Pairings were announced last week for the Springfield Blue & Gold holiday basketball tournament. The Ava Bears will play in the Gold Division and will face No. 7 West Plains at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26. With a win in ...

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Ava Bears Named to All-Area Football Squads by SWMFCA


Ava Bears named to the All-Area football squads by the Southwest Missouri Football Coaches Association are, from left front row: Buster Davis, 1st team linebacker; Brett Vinson, honorable mention, defensive end; Morgan Smith, H.M., defensive back; Clayton Clouse, H.M., offensive line; ...

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What About This…? 12.19.2013

By Wayne William Cipriano Those of us who enjoy discussing political subjects had a full plate over the last few weeks, and just in time for Thanksgiving table talk. Of course, since we wanted to avoid the annual celebration of ...

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