Seasonal Update from ACW Ranger District

By Cody Lunsford, District Ranger AVA, Mo. (Dec. 2) – Taking care of the forest for the public means different work every season. With the weather getting...

MoDOT Says Several State Routes in Webster County to Close for...

The drain pipe replacement projects include Douglas County Route Z between Webster / Douglas County line and County Road Z-554 north of Dogwood   On Monday,...

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site Hosts Ozark Christmas Traditions Celebration...

JEFFERSON CITY – Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site invites the public to see how the Boones and other residents of the Missouri Ozarks...

Three Potential Candidates Declare for Cunningham’s 33rd District Senate Seat

by Michael Boyink / Mike Cunningham, Missouri’s 33rd District Senator, was elected into office in 2012. He will have served eight years in office in 2021, ...

Pickup Crash  North of Town Results in Minor Injuries to Driver 

A single vehicle accident resulted in extensive damage to a 2011 GMC 2500 HD driven by Jacob McNeil, age 22, of Ava, Mo.  The...

The Snoop

“Ava still has a newspaper?” I’m quoting myself here. That was my response when a friend suggested I could “work for the newspaper.” I’d seen the population...


No Excuses: Donley goes clutch, Bears top Gainesville

By Jason Hoekema / GAINESVILLE – At the half the Ava High School boys basketball team were walking to the locker room with a bit...

Rebounding: Lady Bears transition past Conway

By Jason Hoekema / CONWAY – The Ava High School Lady Bears topped Conway on the road Monday, 74-46.  The tip-off followed the junior varsity’s 58-24...


Missed Opportunities

What About This?

By Wayne William Cipriano Things are moving very quickly in Washington, D.C. (You don’t see...

A Small Medium @ Large

by Galen Chadwick In the last episode I visited a local glyphosate-free apiary down in Ozark...

The Snoop

With holiday shopping on our minds, it was interesting this week to hear that several...

Looking Backward

25 years ago Tonight the Ava Elementary Christmas Program, “Surfin’ Santa” presented by the 3rd grade...

A Small Medium @ Large

November 28 – My friends down by the state line, Buddy and Ginny, are inspired...

The Snoop

“Ava still has a newspaper?” I’m quoting myself here. That was my response when a friend suggested...


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