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City Continues to Focus On Improvements

By Sue Curry Jones On Tuesday, Aug. 23, city council approved a resolution allowing the mayor to execute a contract.  Council also approved rezoning a residence, as requested by the property owner.  During closed, however, litigation and personnel issues were ...

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New Teachers at Ava R-1

Some new faces, as well as some familiar ones, will be starting the school in new-teacher positions today. Pictured from left are: Casey Merrifield, alternative school director; Riley Jenkins, high school social studies; April Britt, 5th grade; Kendra Shelton, biology; ...

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School Air-Conditioning Repaired

Last week a huge crane was brought in to lift some of the air-conditioning units on the Ava Elementary School that had to be repaired in preparation for the start of the 2016-17 school year today (Thursday). The workers can ...

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School Board Holds Special Closed Session

By Sue Curry Jones The Ava R-I School Board held a special closed session meeting on Thursday, August 11, and according to the agenda, the principal topic was personnel. Superintendent Dr. Nancy Lawler reports board members voted to hire Jennifer ...

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Meeting was called to order at 10:15 a.m. Billy, Marie, Sharon and Carol were in attendance. “As Day Begins” was the devotion read by Carol. Doris was hostess, but was not in attendance due to a fall. Next meeting is ...

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Notes From Hunter Creek 8.10.2016

Summertime in the Mountains, Part I My theory on adventure travel is simple. When the snowflakes are flying thru the Ozarks in February, unlike some who will head to the ski slopes, I am headed for white sand and palm ...

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