Local Veterans Recognized for Service

On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Piece and Friendship Quilt Guild, and Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation, hosted a special event to recognize 21 local...

Driver Examination Stations Closed Statewide For Thanksgiving Holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will close for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices...

Veterans Memorial Dedicated

by Michael Boyink/mike@douglascountyherald.com It wasn’t exactly what you would call a “nice day.” The winds blew. The rains came. And the temps dropped. And yet, approximately 70...

AHS Students Offer Musical Presentation Nov. 14-16

The Ava High School Choir and Speech Department will be presenting Emma: A Pop Musical  at the Ava school’s Performing Arts Center on Nov....

Four Sentenced to Department of Corrections

From the office of the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney  During law day with Judge Craig Carter on Tuesday, Nov. 5, the following individuals were sentenced...

Volunteer Fire Department Tests Equipment and Emergency Rescue Skills

It is likely we have all used the expression, “where there is smoke, there is fire.”  This old adage most generally refers to rumors...


Sideline Brawl, Verbal Fan Fighting Foul up Postseason Win

By Jason Hoekema SOURED VICTORY A postseason win should be sweeter than any regular season success, but unfriendly banter in the stands and on-field talking led...

Tripling Down

District Distance

Hometown Hustle

Looking Back

25 years ago Crowds estimated at from several hundred to a few thousand made their way...

The Snoop

I learned about Elie Wiesel more than 25 years ago when he was still living. ...

A Small Medium @ Large

Dear Medium, Mr. Medium, I have a complaint. My husband says reading your column’s like...

What About This? – Wayne William Cipriano

I wanted to get this idea published in the Newspaper of Record for Missouri before...

The Snoop

“By the people, for the people.” That little snippet of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address has been running...

A Small Medium @ Large

November 07 – Talk’s going around that the Ozarks is due for a musical upgrade....


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Watch For Changing Traffic Patterns This Thanksgiving Holiday! 

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds everyone to expect an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Season in a Shot