Commission Approves Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

RICHMOND, Mo. – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved the 2020-24 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is the Missouri Department of...

Skyline R-II Ready To Enroll Students August 6-7

Skyline R-II School will be enrolling new students August 6 – 7  from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  If your student was not enrolled...

Ava Native Worked on Apollo Missions

Herald Archive Photos Ava Native Pat Williams (center, from 1969) lived in California and worked on Apollo Missions 10-13 before returning to Missouri, attending college, and entering...

Weekend Accident Sends One to Hospital

On Saturday, July 13th at 4:15 p.m., a two-car collision at the intersection of Highway 5 and Johnson Avenue (Y) in Ava sent one...

A Tale Few Have Heard By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Squirrels are one of the few wild animals I love to watch. A number of them visit our backyard to dine on the sunflower...

Officer Involved Shooting In Wright County

On July 5, at 9:25 a.m., officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Wright County Sheriff’s Department and Mountain Grove Police Department attempted to...


A Fond Farewell: Seniors to depart, but Ava baseball keeps growing

By Jason Hoekema At the start of the 2019 baseball season, the Bears had only put three batters on base in their 2-0 winning season...

Heads Held High: Bears fall behind, 4-1, in state quarterfinals

By Jason Hoekema WESTPHALIA – “You have nothing to be ashamed of,” said head coach Rex Sawyer as he spoke to his players along the...

Winning Bears

Comeback Champions

What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

What A Week! Renee`arrived on the third and we partied at the airport and all...

Looking Backward

25 years ago Maynard Wallace, a Thornfield native and superintendent of schools at Forsyth for the...

A Small Medium @ Large

Illusions We Live Part IV – All We Are Saying is Give Bees a Chance....

The Snoop

Hearsay.  Slander.  Scuttlebutt. Small talk. The latest.  Tattle-tale. Rumor mill.  Gossip.  The list of terms describing gossip could fill a page.  There are...

A Small Medium @ Large

Illusions We Live PART III –Ambiguous and impossible figures illustrate that the brain’s neural substrates...

What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

Carol Boeddeker-Genet, who wrote the continuing column “Dogwood Ramblings” in the Douglas County Herald, passed...


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