Sheriff’s Office Waits for Identification of Human Remains Found Last Week 

Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase reported last week that his department was investigating what appeared to be human remains found in Douglas County, about...

Academic Students of the Month

Recently acknowledged for academic excellence, Ava High School students Eden Little and Caleb Brown were recognized last week as academic students of the month.  According...

The Snoop

For those who have lived life in the big city, I dare say is it relatively easy for you to formulate an honest opinion...

Government Agencies, Financial Institutions Will Close Monday  

The Martin Luther King holiday is being observed Monday, Jan. 20, with most financial institutions and government agencies closing their doors in observance of...

Greetings From: New Orleans, LA

by Michael Boyink / We weren’t supposed to like New Orleans. MsBoyink and I were both raised in the conservative mainly-Dutch culture of West Michigan.  Churches on...

Ava City Council Receives 2019 Audit Results, Raises Lifeguard Pay

by Michael Boyink / On Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Audit Results Jennifer Schatzer, KPM...


To The Top: Lady Bears down Bakersfield, Norwood

By Jason Hoekema / CABOOL – This week the Lady Bears have been competing in the Annual Cabool Classic Basketball Tournament to the east...

Box Score and Seven Years Ago: Ava drops Mountain Grove, 77-48

By Jason Hoekema / The Ava Bears had a big win on Friday, ending a nine-loss streak held since 2013 against the Mountain Grove Panthers...

A Small Medium @ Large

Jan. 23 – What’s in a Word? Now that we’re all sort of like friends, have...

What About This?

By Wayne William Cipriano Do you remember the “Letter to the Editor” in the Dec. 26,...

Looking Backward

25 years ago The Ava City Council passed an amendment to strengthen the city’s tobacco ordinance....

The Snoop

For those who have lived life in the big city, I dare say is it...

A Small Medium @ Large

We get mail. Dear Medium, Mr. Medium I have a complaint.  You printed my letter (Herald,...

What About This?

By Wayne William Cipriano The rain, then freezing, then mist, then more rain, and more freezing...


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