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Retha Jane Jones

Retha Jane Jones, 97 years, 1 month, 18 days old, passed to Heaven on Aug. 15, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. Retha was born June 28, 1919 in Ozark County, Mo., to Sneed and Winnie (Turner) Lawson. ...

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New Teachers at Ava R-1

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Some new faces, as well as some familiar ones, will be starting the school in new-teacher positions today. Pictured from left are: Casey Merrifield, alternative school director; Riley Jenkins, high school social studies; April Britt, 5th grade; Kendra Shelton, biology; ...

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Letter to the Editor – Thompson 8.18.2016

Dear Editor: Some things the general public probably does not know: The ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser. CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security ...

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School Air-Conditioning Repaired

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Last week a huge crane was brought in to lift some of the air-conditioning units on the Ava Elementary School that had to be repaired in preparation for the start of the 2016-17 school year today (Thursday). The workers can ...

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School Board Holds Special Closed Session

By Sue Curry Jones The Ava R-I School Board held a special closed session meeting on Thursday, August 11, and according to the agenda, the principal topic was personnel. Superintendent Dr. Nancy Lawler reports board members voted to hire Jennifer ...

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