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Looking Backward 10.6.2016

25 Years Ago October 3, 1991   Steve Hall and Craig Jones participated in the annual Ozark ATV Rodeo and came home with several trophies. Hall won first, second and third place trophies. Jones rode in two classes and won ...

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Looking Backward 9.29.2016

25 Years Ago September 26, 1991   Ava Art Guild announced this week that it is in the process of establishing a fine art museum and gallery in Ava.  The Ava Guild members have been wanting a building of their ...

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Looking Backward 9.15.2016

25 Years Ago September 12, 1991 The 1991 World Grand Champion Missouri Fox Trotter is Lady’s Red Ruby J., owned by Dallas Beaird, West Covina, Calif., and ridden by Justin Dampier, of Strafford. A pickup belonging to Hubert Welton, of ...

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Looking Backward 9.22.2016

25 Years Ago September 19, 1991   There were a few anxious moments last Thursday afternoon when wiring at the Douglas County courthouse caught fire.  At about 5 p.m. when most officers were closed or closing, a wiring connection on ...

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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

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

  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

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

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

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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