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Ava Graduate Recognized in Rural Missouri Write-Up

The November issue of Current Times, a newsletter produced by the White River Valley Electric Cooperative (WRVEC), has a one-page story on Ava High School graduate, Rocky Valentine.  The write-up focuses on Valentine, his educational accomplishments, and the opportunity he ...

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Carla Aborn Honored at Leadership Retreat

During its annual 2013 Leadership Retreat, Opaa! Food Management recognized Carla Aborn, Director of Nutrition Services for Ava Schools,  for attaining the President’s Circle for the 2012-13 school year. The award was presented to Carla by Opaa! President Kevin Short. ...

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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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