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Doris E. Fleetwood

Doris E. Fleetwood, 87, of Wichita, Kan., died Nov. 29, 2016. She was born Feb. 8, 1929, in Ava, the daughter of Ora and Everett Williams. She was married to Sam Fleetwood who preceded her in death. Surviving are children, ...

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Lyle Clinkingbeard

Lyle Clinkingbeard, 87 years, passed peacefully to Heaven on Dec. 15, 2016 in his home with his loving wife, Florence and family by his side. Lyle C. Clinkingbeard was born on April 27, 1929 in Ava, Mo., to Clarence Virgil ...

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What About This…? 12.22.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano What is the most important skill we teach our young in school? That’s right, it’s reading.  If you can read, you can probably find directions written somewhere telling you how to do just about anything. We ...

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Winter Has Arrived

Winter made a bold arrival in this area last Saturday night with light snowfall and plummeting temperatures. The snowfall was hardly significant, measuring only about one-quarter inch officially. But with temperatures dropping almost 50 degrees overnight there is little doubt ...

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Looking Backward 12.22.2016

25 Years Ago December 19, 1991 Workers have taken advantage of beautiful December weather to make great strides in the construction of Ava’s new post office building. The new facility is located just west of the Ava square on West ...

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What About This…? 12.15.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano Well, the Hammer of Winter certainly fell on the Spring/Summer of Autumn, didn’t it? We have to be grateful for all the extra time we got for our activities that October and November usually deny us. ...

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What About This…? 12.8.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano As far as money is concerned, we must hold our elected officials in low repute as so many rules, regulations, and laws have been adopted to prevent them from enriching them-selves while “serving” the public. One ...

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Looking Backward 12.8.2016

25 Years Ago December 5, 1991   It’s not too unusual for local officials to receive letters of inquiry from persons thinking of moving to this area.  But the letter received recently by Ava Mayor bud Norman was not like ...

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