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Raymond Ellsworth Phillips

Raymond Ellsworth Phillips, of Rolla, went to be with the Lord, while in St. Luke’s Hospital, on Oct. 6, 2016, at the age of 79. Raymond “Ray” was born in Caseyville, Ill., on Oct. 23, 1936 to the late Chester ...

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Manufacturing Day Proclaimed


Representatives of Emerson/Copeland Scroll Compressors were invited to Ava City Hall last Friday morning in recognition of National Manufacturing Day. Mayor David Norman issued a proclamation on their behalf, and coffee and donuts were served to representatives of Copeland, the ...

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National Walk To School Day


National Walk To School Day was observed Tuesday morning this week after the event was postponed last Friday due to rain. There were 150 elementary and middle school students who walked to school along with 15 student leaders who volunteered ...

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Looking Backward 10.13.2016

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago October 10, 1991   Three days of live musical entertainment, a four-day exhibit-tion of handmade arts and crafts, an art show, and the traditional chicken barbecue are on tap in Ava this weekend as the Ava Area ...

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Letter to the Editor – Politics

To the Editor: What is politics?  According to Webster’s Dictionary, it is: (1a) the art or science of government; (b): the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policy; (c): the art of science concerned with winning and ...

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What About This…? 10.13.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano There was a time, not too long ago, when athletes worked for a living, trained in their spare time, paid their own expenses, and competed against other similarly supported amateurs for the honor of representing their ...

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