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Looking Backward September 14, 2017

The Tigress, owned by Linda Shaddy and Laura Hudson of Tri-Mi Stables, Grovespring, and shown by Hudson, was named champion foal Monday afternoon in the opening show of the 1992 Show & Celebration.
A photograph of James Hailey, one of the founders of Ava, was presented to the Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Society Sunday during the annual Hailey reunion here.
Mrs. Gladys Larkin celebrated her 90th birthday at her home in Ava on Friday, Sept. 4.
Ulla Greene and Manford Farrow were united in marriage on July 18, at Happy Home Church with the Rev Tom Johnson officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Watterson would like to announce the birth of their first grandchild, Cherith Brooke Campbell.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Frye were joined by 46 family members Sept. 7 to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Frye will be married 59 years Sept. 16.
Tamara Dixon of Ava, Mo., has been awarded a scholarship from the Two/Ten International Footwear Foundation. Tamara was chosen from more than 1600 applicants to this years program.
GENTRYVILLE –– Agnes Williams, Ella May LeRoy, Karen and Sirena Fredick ate supper Wednesday night with Janet and Paul Smith.
The Ava High School Lady Bears defeated Bradleyville on the home floor last Thursday night but lost to the Lady Panthers of Mtn. Grove here on Tuesday night.
RED BUD VILLAGE –– Shorty Robertson’s daughter and her husband, Bill and Dede Arington and their daughters Melanie and Kari spent Monday evening with her father.
BUCKHART –– Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Turnbull on their 25th wedding anniversary, Sept. 1.

Members of the Retail Merchants Committee will sponsor a two-day free community circus on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 4-5, it was announced this week by Bruce Long, chairman of the merchants committee.
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Kivett and family recently completed a move to Ava where Mr. Kivett is a wildlife biologist employed by the US Forest Service here, it was announced this week by Charles Howe, district ranger.
The Ava R-I School District has purchased property in the west edge of the city from J.B. Long. The lots are to be used by the carpenter class of the high school to build a residence which will be sold when completed.
The 50th reunion of the first five draftees from Douglas County in World War I was held here Monday, with all five of the veterans in attendance. They are Frank Givans, Ava; Arthur Frye, route 4, Ava; Orville Orr, Willow Springs, Tony Parker and Guy Besson, both of Mountain Grove. The five men spent their entire wartime service together in Battery C, 342nd Field Artillery, 89th Division.
Jeff Tallent, who recently was discharged from the U.S. Army following a tour of duty in Anchorage, Alaska, arrived in Ava Wednesday, August 30, to spend the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.T. Tallent and family, 319 NW 4th Street.
John Day led over 400 horsemen out of the Chadwick Saddle Club corral Saturday morning on the club’s ninth annual trail ride. The riders went cross country following Bull Creek to Forsyth, where camp was set up in Shadow Rock Park.
Mr. and Mrs. William McGinnis of San Mateo, Calif., recently purchased 245 acres from Mr. and Mrs. Jose Duran of Squires. Mr. and Mrs. Duran have purchased the Bretney Sims home in Ava.
Mr. and Mrs. Iva Cooley of Route 1, Marshfield formerly of Douglas County, observed their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 1 at their home. Mrs. Cooley also observed her 82nd birthday, Sept. 3.
Canada’s Northwest Mounted Police staged a 1,000-mile march along the United States border in 1874 in a show of force against the outlaws of the American Wild West, National Geographic says.
There is a plan, now under consideration in Washington, for an electronic data center that would bring together and put into computers the wealth of information that is spread among many governmental agencies in Washington and elsewhere.
THEODOSIA –– A new out-of-doors sports complex at Theodosia on Bull Shoals Lake was open to the public for the first time over the Labor Day Weekend, according to the Springfield Daily News.
GENTRY –– Ronald Denney re-entered the School of the Ozarks College last week.
ARNO –– Mr. and Mrs. George Guthery entertained for Sunday dinner Rev. and Mrs. Homer Dunnegan of Mansfield, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Overton and Mrs. Charles Powers, and Mrs. Guthery’s mother, Mrs. Melvin Sanders.
STAR –– Mr. and Mrs. Robert McFarlin, Francis, Phillip and Terry returned from a two weeks’ vacation on the west coast.

Enrollment in Ava schools in the first week of school is about 40 less than for the first week of school a year ago, according to figures given Wednesday by E.R. Norman, high school principal, and Miss Vernice Stecker, grade principal. Enrollment in high school Wednesday was approximately 456 and in grade school was 327, a total of 783.
J.E. Reeves, justice of the peace for Benton Township, the past week received his notice of appointent as a member of the Douglas County selective service board succeeding Noel Sutherland, resigned.
Comes the sad news that no whiskey is to be manufactured after the coming month. No more Scotch and soda. No more whiskey straight. No more crossing the road to the spring and clearing away the overnight accumulation of fancy bottles. It is presumed that a thirsty soul may always wangle a drink by the prescription route, that it will always be allowed for medicinal purposes. One fellow tells the story that the last “prescription” he got, cost him four dollars and then the doctor wanted in on the party.
WEST LIBERTY –– Sergeant Wesley McFarlin who is stationed in California is spending a few days with home folks, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. McFarlin.
Mr. and Mrs. Ely James, Jr.,, and small son, moved during the weekend to the Russell Meeker property on Pennington Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. James, who had been living in Mountain Grove, recently came to Ava when Mr. James accepted a position with the Norman-Gentry Drug Company.
The first contingent of candidates for officer training at the Waves school, Smith College, Northhampton, Mass., is being reviewed Saturday
GOODHOPE – Mr. and Mrs. George Posey were Tuesday afternoon visitors in the Orville Hale home.
SANDY –– Mae Bass, Pauline Cavner, Mavis and Barbara Wilson, Muriel McKnight and John Gott began school at Ava Monday.
It is a favorite saying in Washington that “the American people don’t yet realize the gravity of the situation.” But, as many columnists have been pointing out, Washington officialdom has created confusion and indecision in the minds of the people. The conflicting “official reports” that still seep out of Washington concerning such classic issues as rubber, fuel, gasoline, the draft, etc., have attained the stature of a national scandal. Every poll indicates that the American people are willing, ready and even eager to make any necessary sacrifice –– if only their leaders will tell them simply and clearly what sacrifices are needed.
BAKERSFIELD –– Gretchen Anne is the name of the little daughter of Mrs. Cecil Coonts who made her arrival Sept. 1.
NEWARK, New Jersey – Herbert Karl Frederick Bahr, convicted German spy, starts his 30-year sentence in a s federal prison. Bahr, former student, was arrested while posing as a Jewish refuge on the diplomatic exchange liner last June.
A branch of the Oakland City, Indiana College, theological depart-ment is being conducted in Ava by Rev. C. Almon. Six students have already enrolled, and a few others are expected to enroll within the next few days. Those enrolled are V.H. Castning, Ava; D.G. Loomis, Tryon, Ok; J.LComer, Brown Branch; George Shaffer, Protem; Mrs. C. Almon, Ava; and Guy Everett, Forsyth.
The new motor coach on the K.C.O. & S. Railway is giving good service. They announced that two round trips will be made daily over the road, provided the railroad receives the mail contract.
Good meals at Clark’s restaurant 25 cts. First door west of Inman’s jewelry store.
The East Ava Canning Company takes this method of thanking the good people who are so ably assisting in helping care for their tomato pack. They announce that more than 100 people were at the factory Tuesday night ready to work, and all were given jobs.
“Do you believe a wife is justified in taking money from her husband’s pocket?” “Certainly, if he is careless enough to leave any there.”
Provision has been made by the United States Department of agriculture for maintaining home demonstration agents in Missouri. The appropriation for the work amounts to $50,200. The money will be administered through the University of Missouri college of agriculture. The state has been divided into 13 districts, each in charge of an agent.
The universal opinion seems to be that economy should begin at somebody else’s home.
SQUIRES – The latest achieve-ment of Squires is the installation of a M.W.A. Lodge which meets regularly on the second and fourth Friday nights in their hall over Louis Brown’s store. They are training the goat for our constable, John Thompson, to ride at the next meeting and have prepared plenty of black pepper which Lee Brown will sprinkle upon the goat’s beard at the proper time.
TIGRIS ITEMS –– John Allen has sold out his stock of general merchandise to Earl and Arthur McCullough, the new firm taking possession Friday.
The musical department of the Ozark Holiness College is now in charge of Mrs. E.Y Davis. She is an excellent pianist and a competent teacher. Price per lesson (1 hr.) 30¢
Miss Zona McHolland has resumed her school work at Brown Branch, after having been confined to her home a week by a severe cold.
Edward McBride and Miss Dora Walker were united in marriage Saturday evening by Squire Warden.
Miss Bessie Spurlock came in Wednesday from Des Moines, Iowa, on a visit to her parents. She has been doing Red Cross work at Des Moines.
Miss Ester Stecker has resigned her position in the Post Office and entered high school last week.

HAMPTON, NH – John G. Whittier, the “Poet of Freedom,” passed away peacefully at the home of friends near here at 4:20 o’clock yesterday morning.
GUTHRIE, OK –– The 11:40 passenger train on the Santa Fe was late in arriving last night owing to the fact that it was held up at Wharton I.T., a station 20 miles north of this city. No effort was made to rob the passengers. One of the robbers was stationed at the rear of the car and shot whenever a head appeared at the window. There is no clue as to the gang.
Warring Indians – Choctaws Kill Each Other Over the Election for Chief –– McAlester, I.T. Okla. –– Yesterday morning a party of about 25 Indians surrounded the home of Joe Hokletubbe, a full blooded Choctaw, one mile south of Hartsborne, and calling him out riddled him with bullets, 19 shots having penetrated his body. The gang then proceeded to the home of Elias Colbert, Robertson Nelson and Frank Frazier, all of whom they mercilessly shot down. The murdered men are full blood Choctaw Indians, said to belong to the “progressive” party, while it is alleged that the mob who killed them belonged to the opposing party and did the killing through political animosity only.
MOBERLY, Mo. –– A daring robbery occurred here about 1 o’clock yesterday morning. Two unmasked beardless youth entered a saloon and covering John Heigh, the proprietor, and Ed Moore, night bartender, with a brace of pistols, went through their pockets and relieved them of about $100. They then coolly departed and are thought to have gone west.
The Ava Normal has 140 pupils enrolled and the faculty are receiving numerous letters of inquiry from students residing in adjoining counties, which indicates a much larger attendance at the commencement of the next term.
The saloon men of Ava have at last raised a storm of opposition. Saloons and normal schools don’t mix well in small towns.
Lewis Davenport has made application for a saloon license and claims to have secured the necessary number of signers to the petition. Several of our citizens are talking of circulating a counter petition against the granting of the license.
While gathering flowers in the woods, a farmer recently stirred up a snake, which he attempted to kill with a stone. Contact of the stone with the snake’s body gave back a metallic sound, and thereupon he hammered the reptile upon the head until it was dead. He then discovered that two-thirds of the snake’s body was encased in a section of gas pipe one-inch in diameter. Whether the snake had crawled into the pipe when young and grown fast, or was wearing it for self protection, is a conundrum.
It shows the advantage of position when a woman begins to turn a man’s head, she first gets on the right side of him.

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