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Looking Backward 7.21.2026

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

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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Looking Backward 6.16.2016

  25 Years Ago June 13, 1991 The City of Ava has been approved for a $154,000 grant for a new water well, Mayor Bud Norman told Ava City Council Monday night.  The Community Development block Grant should be adequate ...

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Looking Backward 6.9.2016

25 Years Ago June 6, 1991 A pair of juveniles who burglarized a city maintenance building over the weekend found their loot to be sort of like marked money. There was no way to use it without being caught.  It ...

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Looking Backward 6.2.2016

25 Years Ago May 30, 1991 The streets of Ava will host hundreds of visitors from a wide area during the next three days as Ava celebrates Poke Salat Days.  This springtime celebration began back in the 1970s, was renewed ...

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Looking Backward 5.26.2016

25 Years Ago May 23, 1991 The Ava community has moved a step closer to seeing a new post office facility become reality.  The Postal Service is soliciting proposals for a facility to be constructed on their lot at the ...

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Looking Backward 5.19.2016

25 Years Ago May 16, 1991 Ava High School will be graduating one of its smallest clas­ses in recent history this year, with only 79 names listed on the com­mencement program.  Heading up the class are Valedictorian David Davidson and ...

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Looking Backward 5.12.2016

  25 Years Ago May 9, 1991   Tremors from an earthquake that measured 4.6 on the Richter scale in southeastern Missouri last Friday night were felt in the Ava area, as well. The quake, which occurred at 8:20 p.m. ...

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