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College-Bound Bears

  ABOVE: Bryce Mings, center and his parents sit for a photograph during a ceremony Thursday, Dec. 6, in Ava. BELOW: Tom Emerich, center, poses...

Anchor Club Hosts Miss Merry Christmas Pageant

  Camryn Lee, center, was crowned Miss Merry Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Ava High School.  Eden Little, right, was selected as first runner-up,...

Missouri State to Award 1,554 Degrees During Fall Commencement

By University Communications Missouri State University will confer 1,554 degrees to students at its fall 2018 commencement. Two ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m....

Mansfield Homecoming Preparations Underway

Mansfield Homecoming is Friday, Dec. 14, in the high school gymnasium. The Mansfield Lions will begin play at 6:00 p.m. versus the Mountain Grove...

Local Youth Collecting Wish List Items for Ronald McDonald House

Jentry Harley, age 9, is shown above holding Jennings, her brother.  This photo was taken in the hospital not too long after his birth. ...

Activity Report – From The Ava Police Dept.

Reggie Johnson,Chief Phone 417-683-2900– Answered 24 Hours a Day Calls By Type December 2 - December 8  Alarm - 1 Animal Call - 7 Assault - 2 Agency Assist -...

Ava Lady Bears Blast Chadwick Cardinals, ahead 30 at the Buzzer

By Jason Hoekema The Ava Lady Bears seem to have shaken off the season-start jitters after placing third in last week’s tournament. Monday, the Lady...

Ava Bears Run Past Bradleyville With 95 Points

By Jason Hoekema Runs is a term normally used in Baseball, but the Bears were able to run the board up a few times Monday. In...

College-Bound Bears

See Ya’ Seymour!

What About This . . .? By Wayne William Cipriano

You may have noticed that we had an election recently. From what I heard, far...

Ramblings of the Ole Parson

Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me...

Looking Backward

25 years ago The community nativity scene at the junction of Highways 5 and 14 was...

A Small Medium at Large

“In Coming decades, as the world looks for ever more powerful mitigation strategies, the silvopasture...

The Snoop

This issue of the Douglas County Herald is special.  It contains the annual Christmas section...

What About This . . .? By Wayne William Cipriano

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the great American showman P.T. Barnum’s advice for...

Obituaries

William Frank Kratky, Sr.

Virginia Belle Andrews Jacobs

Tommy Dale Swisher (Junior) 

Melvin Thorburn

Gregory “Greg” L. Huff

Gerald Leon Taber

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Ava Lady Bears Blast Chadwick Cardinals, ahead 30 at the Buzzer

By Jason Hoekema The Ava Lady Bears seem to have shaken off the season-start jitters after placing third in last week’s tournament. Monday, the Lady...

From the Mayor

Christmas Royalty 

Annual Ava Christmas Parade

Caring for Seniors

Ramblings of the Ole Parson

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