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By Michael Boyink If you were writing the story, it might go something like this... Danielle Steele’s expensive European car breaks down on a backroad in...

Dreams Dovetail on the Ava Square

by Michael Boyink Roads intersect on the square in Ava. And sometimes, dreams do too. Dick Salgado dreamt of a better Ava square. Improved signage. Higher...

Rheba Pool Hosts Family Holiday

Rheba Pool hosted a family gathering to celebrate Christmas and New Years, in her home in Ava.  Those attending were: Roger and Beverly Johnson,...


Pictured above is five generations of Rheba Carson Pool’s family, l to r: grandson, Casey Johnson; Rheba Carson Pool; great-great twin grandsons, Aiden and...

Celebrating 101 Years

December Terrific Kids

The December 2018 Terrific Kids of Ava Elementary are from left, (bottom row) Paxton Dietz, Tucker Walker, Edward Welch, Harper Adams, Delaney Rex, Andre...

Filling The Gap: Ava Bears Drop Third Straight With Player Absence, Now 6-5

By Jason Hoekema HOLLISTER - Down two from back-to-back losses at the 73rd Annual Blue and Gold Tournament in Springfield, the Ava Bears were hunting...

Forging the Future by Practicing the Past

by Michael Boyink Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO has one. The Historic Village at Faust Park in Chesterton, MO has one. The Coal Miner’s...

City Council to Reconsider Discharge of Weapons Ordinance

By Michael Boyink At next week’s meeting of the Ava Board of Aldermen, the council will reconsider the recent changes they made to the city’s...
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Playoff Pictures Are All Uphill

By Jason Hoekema Monday, Feb. 18 marks the start of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 3, District 11 playoff tournaments for...

A Fond Farewell

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