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Leon Harris

Gilbert Leon Harris, age 77, of Ava, Mo., passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 16, 2017. He was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Bevier, Mo., the son of John and Vester (Riley) Harris. On March 28, 2009, Leon was united ...

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Christopher Lister

Christopher Lister, 58 years, 10 months, 15 days old, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., with his family by his side. Christopher was born March 30, 1958 in Mansfield, Mo., to John Arthur and ...

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Hester L. Reineck

Hester L. Reineck, 94, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 in Rochelle, Ill. Hester was born Oct. 12, 1922 to James F. and Orpha M. (Reser) Frye in Ava, Mo. She married Milton C. Reineck on Dec. 16, 1950 in ...

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Craig L. Yager

Craig Lawrence Yager, 58, of Olathe, Kan., passed away on Feb. 19, 2017.  Craig was born Oct. 21, 1958 to Erma Lee Davis-Cudney and Charles F. Yager in the city of Wichita, Kan. Craig worked for Wilbert Funeral Services Inc. ...

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Cunningham Report 2.23.2017

Business Friendly Legislation Passed by the Senate Another busy week has come to a close in Jefferson City, and just like many other weeks, quite a bit was accomplished in a short time. The senate was able to pass two ...

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Notes From Hunter Creek 2.23.2017

Big Bend Park, Part Two In Part One we discussed beautiful hiking areas available in the Big Bend area of south Texas, along the Rio Grande River. We talked about hiking the rim trail in the Chisos Mountains, and hiking ...

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Looking Backward 2.23.2017

25 Years Ago February 20, 1992   Ava Lions Club member Paul Pitts was presented a distinguished service plaque Monday night for his many years as a member of the Lions Eyeglass Project committee.  The award was presented by Jim ...

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What About This…? 2.23.2017

By Wayne William Cipriano Sooner or later an immigrant from one of the seven, or nine, or sixty-eleven countries identified as “poten-tially terrorist supporting” localities will do something classified as a terrorist action. When that happens, not if but when, ...

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Looking Backward 2.16.2017

25 Years Ago February 13, 1992   The Ava City Council adopted an ordinance amendment Monday night authorizing the use of semi-automatic handguns by Ava Police Officers.  The new Glock .40 caliber handguns are standard equipment for Ava officers, and ...

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