Local Residents

Tiffany Kauffman Receives Honorary American FFA Degree

Tiffany Kauffman, of Mansfield, was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree-Teacher. This award is given to those who advance agricultural education...

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Making A Dream Come True – Teaching and Caring For Kids

By Sue Curry Jones Working with children has always been a goal for Becky Heinlein, and now as a third-grade teacher at Ava Elementary, the...

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...

Local Resident Volunteers Time – For The Love of Dogs

By Sue Curry Jones Vanessa Johnson, of Ava, serves as a volunteer to the City of Ava Pound Shelter, and in many cases, when an...

Private Jarrett Huffman Graduates From Marine Corps Recruit Training

Private First Class Jarrett S. Huffman, son of Scott and Gail Huffman, Ava, recently graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training in San Diego, Calif. During...

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...

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...

Dewayne Ducker Completes Army Basic At Ft. Leonard Wood

U.S. Army Private Dewayne A. Ducker Jr., recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Ducker successfully completed an intensive 10-week program...

Lincoln Connell Completes Basic At West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Lincoln Brian Connell, son of Brian and Stephanie Connell of Norwood, Mo., completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S....
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