Greetings From… City of Rocks, New Mexico

By Michael Boyink /   As a kid, it was dunes. We lived in Michigan. We had a dune buggy. Every few weeks during the summer, we’d...

Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Concludes Successful But Rainy Week...

40th Annual Spring Show and Three Year Old Futurity Open Champion Grand Slamm, David Ogle of Ash Grove, Mo., for Lloyd Dehner, Mansfield, Mo.  AVA, Mo....

Ava Gymnasts Compete in National Competition

Photo submitted The four Ava gymnasts shown above recently competed in a national championship event held in Branson on Saturday, June 8.  Gymnasts shown above...

Ava License Office Closed Until Further Notice

by Michael Boyink / The Ava License Office located at 127 West Lincoln Avenue (just off the Ava Square) is closed until further notice. The State...

Old Time Square Dancing 

Square Dance Circle Up The Ava Square was a popular spot Saturday evening as local dancers and spectators came together to enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship, and...

Amateur Radio “Field Day” Will Focus on Skill, Service, Science

Members of the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club (DCAR) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, on June 22 –...


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

The Snoop

I sent my first email in 1992. I was doing research for a college project. At...

What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

Well, the kids are coming for a visit and Rosalie is ECSTATIC! Me, not so...

Looking Backward

25 years ago Top company officials with Rawlings Sporting Goods were in Ava last week to...

A Small Medium @ Large

Models of Consciousness- Part III – The interfaces that separate various thought forms, and the...

What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

I hope every Douglas County taxpayer, student, and student’s parents read the article on the...

Looking Backward

25 years ago About all that is left of the old high school building is a...


Lavonna Anne Twitty

Della Mallonee

Della Mallonee

Donald Hodges

Donald Hodges

Minnie Sue Rhodes

Norma Garrett

Norma Garrett

Rex Robertson

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