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Ava School Board Calls Closed Meeting

By Sue Curry Jones The Ava R-I School Board held a closed session meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29.  The special session, which was announced Monday, Sept. 28, was to address a personnel issue. According to the superintendent, Dr. Nancy Lawler, ...

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Cunningham Report 10.1.2015

History in the Making During last week’s veto session, senators were lucky enough to see history in the making. The first order of the day was to give our final approval and unanimous vote to elect Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, ...

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Stone House Diary 10.1.2015

It’s been a lovely week in the Ozarks. Autumn arrived and the weather responded kindly. Some of the trees started changing color, their edges tinged with yellows and reds. It’s uneven, though, even though it’s just beginning. The wal­nuts are all ...

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Looking Backward 10.1.2015

25 Years Ago September 27, 1990   The “boys” of Civilian Conser­vation Corps Company 1733 will hold their second reunion at Ava on Friday, Oct. 5. Twenty-one years after the Ava Municipal Swimming Pool was constructed, the Department of Natural ...

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What About This…? 10.8.2015

By Wayne William Cipriano Like everyone else around here I understand that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) some­times goes overboard in its efforts to keep our land, air and water clean.  And, just like everyone else, I may disagree with ...

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What About This…? 10.1.2015

By Wayne William Cipriano The paralysis we note in our Federal Government is taken by many as an example of the failure of our system to operate.  But, they are wrong.  The often-frustrating inabil­ity of our government to act because ...

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