MISSOURI: Angel of Ava

Ava, the county seat of Douglas County in Missouri's Ozarks, was named out of the Bible. Pioneer Jim Hailey saw the word of II Kings, xvii, 24, liked it. Two months ago, the folk of Ava began to think they could hear the wings of an angel over their town. First, Mrs. E. E. Lawson, whose husband was formerly a storekeeper, now runs a filling station in Ava, got a mysterious letter. It was a cashier's check for $100 with a note attached, which read: ''With the compliments of an oldtime friend." Pleased...

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