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Looking Backward 11.17.2016

25 Years Ago November 14, 1991   Eleven Ava High School students will be competing for the title of Miss Merry Christmas at the annual Anchor Club Pageant next Monday. They are Sarah Semro, Karen Johnson, Kristal McCleary, Jolene Tate, ...

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Looking Backward 11.10.2016

25 Years Ago November 7, 1991   It has been estimated that insurance companies will pay out claims of over $2 million to Ava residents who suffered losses in the recent hail storm. Hail ranging in size from marbles to ...

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Looking Backward 11.3.2016

25 Years Ago October 31, 1991   Hen egg-sized hail fell in Ava last Wednesday afternoon as a fall thunderstorm passed through the area, causing hundreds of thou-sands of dollars-worth of damage to buildings and automobiles.  The hail was not ...

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Looking Backward 10.27.2016

25 Years Ago October 24, 1991   Ava High School senior Kristi Pitts was crowned 1991 Home-coming Queen last Friday night during halftime ceremonies of the Ava-Salem football game. Merle Forrest was sworn in Monday night as the newest member ...

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Looking Backward 10.20.2016

25 Years Ago October 17, 1991   An interception by Brian Ross in the fourth quarter was the break the Ava High School Bears needed last Friday night to hold off the charging Thayer Bobcats.  Ava defeated the Bobcats 19-7 ...

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Looking Backward 10.13.2016

25 Years Ago October 10, 1991   Three days of live musical entertainment, a four-day exhibit-tion of handmade arts and crafts, an art show, and the traditional chicken barbecue are on tap in Ava this weekend as the Ava Area ...

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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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