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Frieda Thurman, 92

Frieda  Thurman, 92 years, 7 months, and 7 days old, passed to Heaven on Dec. 17, 2014 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo. Frieda was born May 10, 1922 in Douglas County, Mo., to Wayne  and  Maudie  (Heath) ...

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James D. “Jim” Nelson

James D. Nelson, 81 years, 11 months, and 14 days old, passed away on Dec. 15, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., with his family by his side. Jim was born Jan. 1, 1933 in Douglas County, Mo., to ...

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Cunningham Report 12.25.2014

Celebrating the Christmas Season The stockings have been hung and trees decorated. While festive and the most visible these heirloom traditions are not what this wonderful season of giving is all about. Many times we forget that this is the ...

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What About This…? 12.25.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano Well, is the economy getting better or not? For months now all the stock markets have been setting new rec­ord highs. We hear almost weekly how the rich are getting richer, isn’t any of that “trickling” ...

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Incumbents, Challengers File For Boards

Filing for the April 2015 elections opened Tuesday with limited activity. In the City of Ava, incumbent aldermen Burrely Loftin, East Ward, and Billy Long, West Ward, filed for re-election. Also filing for West Ward alderman was Leon Harris. Current ...

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Bray, Haltom Are All-State


Ava junior linebacker Nate Bray (left above) and senior lineman Tristan Haltom (right) were recently named all-state for the 2014 football season. Bray and Haltom were also first team all-SCA and Haltom was named lineman of the year in the ...

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The Snoop 12.18.2014


This week’s Snoop is borrowed from Paul Heil’s “The Gospel Greats” newsletter, Dec. 16, 2014. “Remember When…” Forgive me a little Christmas reminiscing… In fact, perhaps you also remember… • When public school teachers would not hesitate to read the ...

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