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City Hires New Police Officer, Moves Forward with Improvement Projects

The Ava Board of Aldermen voted on several ordinances Tuesday evening, one of which was to negate a prior resolution that allowed the City...

POW/MIA Recognition During September

Members of the VFW Russell T. Scott Post 5993 along with the Ladies Auxiliary were host to a Table Ceremony at Ava City Hall...

Annual Fox Trotter World Show and Celebration Runs Sept. 2-8

Local horse enthusiasts may be interested in joining the trail rides, especially the Bud Hutchison Memorial Ride to be held on Monday, Sept. 3. AVA,...

Moms Tell School Board –– Bullying Is a Problem and It’s...

The Ava R-I School Board agenda was predominately filled with annual procedures and topics relating to the start of a new school year.  However,...

2018 Football Season Starts Friday Night in Buffalo, Bears Ready to...

By Chance Dry After coming off an amazing 12 win season and falling short to the 6 time state Champion Lamar Tigers, you better believe...

Localized Storm Causes Damage to Country Club, Homes and Uproots Trees...

Destructive winds hit the Ava Country Club August 10, totaling four or five cars and causing extensive damage to the area.  Approximately 35 people...

4-H Trap Shooting Competition 

Jayce Atchison, Ava, Mo., and Shelby Odom, Mansfield, Mo., were  competitors in the 4-H State trap shooting competition held on Saturday, August 25, at...

The Bears Take the Field

Lined up against the Diamond High School Wildcats, Ava prepares to snap the ball Friday evening during the jamboree held at Springfield Catholic High...

A Small Medium at Large – Galen Chadwick Sept 20, 2018

Cartoon sketch of the Queen advising the King, looking down at angry mob:  “Oh, you don’t...

Looking Backward

25 years ago Douglas County Presiding Commissioner J.G. Heinlein said this week that preliminary studies are...

What About This . . .? By Wayne William Cipriano

Let’s face it, kids are wired! And once they learn to walk, the younger they...

Looking Backward

25 years ago Jefferson City and Mansfield, Mo., will dedicate bronze busts of internationally known author...

The Snoop

By Sue Curry Jones Overcoming adversity is one of life’s many challenges.  In the hustle and...

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