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Rosemary S. Pitts

Rosemary S. Pitts, 85 years, 6 months, and 2 days old, passed to Heaven on May 7, 2016 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo., with her family by her side. Rosemary was born Nov. 5, 1930 in Shrewsbury, ...

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Lisa Ann Shelburn

Lisa  Ann  Shelburn, 46 years, 11 months, and 9 days old, passed to heaven on May 2, 2016 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo. Lisa was born May 24, 1969 in Mansfield, Mo., to Gary and Karen Sue (Padgett) Welker. She ...

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Bonnie Lucy Sherrill

Bonnie Lucy Sherrill, 91 years, 7 months, and 15 days old, passed to Heaven on May 5, 2016 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo., with her family by her side. Bonnie was born Sept. 21, 1924 in Longrun, ...

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Frank Alan Tokar

Frank Alan Tokar, age 61, recently of Ava, Mo. and formerly of Florida, and long-time resident of Indiana, departed this earthly life with family at his side the afternoon of Saturday, April 30, 2016, at his residence in Ava. Born ...

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Notes From Hunter Creek 5.12.2016

River Classifications Spring rains have arrived; the grass is greening, and Hawthorns and Wild Plums have been blooming, soon to be followed by the beautiful Red Buds and then Dogwood blooms in the woods. The Eagles are long gone from ...

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Looking Backward 5.12.2016

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago May 9, 1991   Tremors from an earthquake that measured 4.6 on the Richter scale in southeastern Missouri last Friday night were felt in the Ava area, as well. The quake, which occurred at 8:20 p.m. ...

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Ava R-I Reports on Closed Sessions

By Sue Curry Jones According to closed session reports provided by Superintendent Dr. Nancy Lawler, on April 29 the Ava Board of Education met with Attorney Virginia Fry, of Husch Blackwell LLP, of Springfield, for legal advice, and  no voting ...

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Aldermen Hold May 10 Meeting

By Sue Curry Jones On Tuesday, in council session, Adminis­trative Director Peggy Porter advised the City of Ava made several large payments this month, concluding financial obligations on a number of projects. And, in spite of the outlays, balances remained ...

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What About This…? 5.12.2016

By Wayne William Cipriano Once again, the gals playing varsity basketball for the Greatest Public University On the Face of the Earth has won the National Championship! My brother, Jim, is a real b-ball nut. He follows college ball as ...

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