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Looking Backward 9.1.2016

  25 Years Ago August 29, 1991   The Ava R-I School Board was confronted Thursday night by a group of parents upset over a change in policy for middle school cheerleaders, and was also asked to reconsider an earlier ...

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Looking Backward 8.25.2016

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago August 22, 1991 Douglas County has been divided geographically into eastern and western districts for over 100 years.  But the boundary lines are about to be changed.  Missouri law requires that counties be divided into two districts ...

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Looking Backward 8.18.2016

Looking Backward

  25 Years Ago August 15, 1991 A 22-year-old Ava man who attempted to run from officers late Saturday night came to an abrupt halt when the pickup he was driving went out of control and hit a tree along ...

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Looking Backward 8.10.2016

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago August 8, 1991 A brief but powerful summer storm unleashed its fury on the Ava area last Sunday afternoon, bringing heavy rain to the immediate Ava area, but also causing extensive damage in some areas. Colonel C.E. ...

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Looking Backward 8.4.2016

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago August 1, 1991 The Babe Ruth District 4, 13-year-old baseball team took second place in the Missouri State Playoffs last weekend.  The local team lost to Mineral Area Baseball Assn.  The boys traveled to Desloge on July ...

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Looking Backward 7.28.2016

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 25, 1991 Three Ava businesses have sold recently and all are now operating under new management.  Benny’s Restaurant, across from the Ava High School, was recently purchas-ed by Ralph and Sandra Turley.  Ava Used Furniture on ...

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Looking Backward 7.21.2026

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 18, 1991 The 1991 Douglas County Fair ended with a big bang – or actually several big bangs – Saturday night with the running of the traditional Saturday Night Smash-Up demoli-tion derby.   The feature event was ...

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Looking Backward 7.7.2016

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago July 4, 1991 Ava Drug Co. Has New Owner –– In a transaction that became effective July 1, ownership of the “drug store” passed to Bill Mackey, an Ava native who has worked off and on at ...

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Looking Backward 6.30.2016

25 Years Ago July 4, 1991 The Ava R-I Board of Educa-tion voted last Thursday night to make kindergarten a half-day pro-gram in a cost-saving effort that trimmed almost $100,000 off the 1991-92 budget. Other cuts ap­proved by the board ...

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Looking Backward 6.23.2016

25 Years Ago June 20, 1991 The heat and humidity started earlier than usual this summer, and rainfall has been very limited. Sassafras Sprouts Hoedowners participated in national clogging competition at Silver Dollar City last weekend and came away with ...

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