National Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 15-21

Car seats save lives. JEFFERSON CITY – Is your child in the right safety seat? The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to ensure all...

Local VFW Groups to Host Community Service Event Sept. 14 in...

District 18 of the Missouri Department Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States will hold a community service event on Saturday, Sept. 14,...

Multiple Traffic Accidents This Week; Fatality Crash in Gainesville, Ava

A fatality traffic crash occurred in Gainesville, Mo., Monday, Sept. 9, at 4:11 p.m.  The wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 5 and...

Free Fall Color Tram Tours Offered on Katy Trail Oct. 23...

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 3, 2019 – Experience the dramatic scenery of fall colors along Missouri River bluffs during the Fall Colors Tram Tours...

Surprise D.C. Trip for Local Vet Gets National Attention

 by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com It’s much easier to wait for something when you don’t know you are waiting. The Honor Flight of the Ozarks (HFOTO) provides...

59th Annual Hootin an Hollarin Runs Sept 19-21

The Hootin an Hollarin Festival kicks off next Thursday, September 19th with a queen pageant at 7:30 p.m. This year marks the 59th year for...

Sports

Clutch Plays and Clichés: Bears come from behind, now 2-0

By Jason Hoekema   “As cliché as it is, they have heart. They don’t have any give up.” -Dan Swofford In their second game of the season, the Ava Bears football team may have given their fans a reason to watch...

Working Out Wrinkles: Lady Bear Volleyball Tops Fordland

By Jason Hoekema The Ava Lady Bears topped the Lady Eagles, 2-0, in Monday’s matchup by scoring, 25-15, 25-20.  Ava lashed out against Fordland with a...

What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

I heard that the big pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson (J&J) got whacked with a...

Looking Backward

25 years ago Missouri’s Charming Princess M., owned by Keith and Larry Robbins, of Farmington, Ark.,...

Soundmen and Street Signs

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com I used to run sound for a large church. On any given...

A Small Medium @ Large

Down in Ozark County we planted a lot of beans to store up for the...

A Small Medium @ Large

In 1995, Bass Pro creator John L. Morris gave the commencement speech for the University...

The Snoop

Have you ever been duped?  It’s not a good feeling.  The aftermath of a good duping generally...

Obituaries

Rodney French

Vonda June (King) Ross Thompson

Adeline F. Reeves

Angela Christine Miller-Matlock

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2019 Fall Saturday Soccer Schedules

Ava Parks & Recreation Fall Youth Soccer Leagues start this Saturday. During the season, to confirm schedules or check for weather-related or other cancellations,...