Looking Backward

Stories from the Herald’s 103+ years of history

Looking Backward 8.9.2012

  25 Years Ago August 6, 1987   Some area farmers are experi­encing fish kills in their farm ponds, Conservation Agent Bob Cook reported Wednesday.  Cook said...

Looking Backward 8.2.2012

  25 Years Ago July 30, 1987   About 175 enthusiastic folks turned out last Friday night for an evening of music on the Ava square, sponsored...

Looking Backward 7.26.2012

25 Years Ago July 23, 1987   Construction of Ava’s mechanical sewer treatment plant could begin as early as next spring with the system to possibly be...

Looking Backward 7.12.2012

Due to the great response to the Friday night music events on the square, programs have been sched­uled for July 17 and again on July 24. Entertainers are invited to come down to the square and join in the informal musical program on Friday evenings. The Douglas County Fair opens for a 4-day run. Miss Ruth M. Miller, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Frank A. Miller, Ava, received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Southwest Missouri State University. Several students from Ava High School recently participated in Bobcat Basketball Camp that was held June 22-26 at the School of the Ozarks. Those attending: Brad Jumper, Chris Bekas, Aaron Miller, Halle Adams, Scott Sallee, Dean Guill, Scott Silvey, Gary Jenkins. April Eller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Eller, Thornfield, and Lorie Haden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dall Haden, Squires, received the 1987 Presidential Achievement Award for academic excellence at the close of the 1986-87 school year. The girls are 1987 graduates of Thornfield Elementary School. Inez Dobbins was hostess for the Arno Club on July 1, which met at the Fair Grounds Pavilion at 11 a.m. A picnic lunch was served to eight members and three guests Joyce Norman, Edna Mae Huff and Jessica Lynn Jenkins. The blessing was given by Gerry Hartley.

Looking Backward 7.5.2012

  25 Years Ago July 2, 1987   The United States Postal Service now owns property in Ava and is expected to begin the process of constructing...

Looking Backward 6.28.2012

25 Years Ago June 25, 1987   Beginning July 1 a $10 fine can be imposed for non-compliance with the seat belt law.  Also litigated civil damage...

Looking Backward 6.21.2012

25 Years Ago June 18, 1987   Marine Cpl. William Morpeth, whose former guardian is Carl Ankarberg of Thornfield, recently participated in the Mountain Warfare Training Center...

Looking Backward 6.14.2012

  25 Years Ago June 11, 1987   Ross Power, a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is in Ava for three months this summer working...

Looking Backward 6.7.2012

25 Years Ago June 4, 1987   The Ava Patchwork Players will present the old-time melodrama “True, Blue and Trusted” Saturday June 6 in the old Star...

Looking Backward 5.31.2012

25 Years Ago May 28, 1987   The Ava Police Department is investigating vandalism that occurred at the Bethany Baptist church last Wednesday night, and Police Chief...
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