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Constitution Week Proclaimed Sept. 17-23

Local members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at City Hall Tuesday afternoon to witness the signing of a Constitution Week proclamation by Ava Mayor Eddie Maggard. Constitution week will be observed Sept. 17-23. Sept. 17 marks ...

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New Beginnings, Old Traditions

By Sue Curry Jones The ‘family farm’ is an expression viewed sentimentally.  For many, it connotes an esteemed lifestyle, a tradition or birthright, and for Ava’s agriculture teacher, Wes Davis, it is the best part of teaching in Ava, it’s ...

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Homegrown With Love For Sports

By Sue Curry Jones Growing up in a family involved in sports, Jessie Sawyer confesses life would not seem normal without athletics.  She admits that she has always been interested in sports –– she loves being involved, and loves playing.  ...

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Mishap Partially Closes Highway 5

The southbound lane of Highway 5, just south of Route Y in Ava was closed for over 3 hours last Friday after a mobile home lost an axle and partially left the roadway. Ava Police Dept. and the Missouri State ...

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