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Melancholy Roasting Holds Ribbon Cutting Friday

Located just off the south side of the Square at 232 S. Jefferson, Melancholy Roasting held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. Pictured above...

Ava Bass Club Anglers Headed to Regionals

The Ava Bass Club recently excelled at the Missouri Bass Nation State Championship which was held at Table Rock, October 27-28.  Heston Fish,...

Onsite Health Care Clinic at Ava Schools Can Help Keep Students...

The telemedicine program offered by CoxHealth, and recently adopted by Ava R-I, is saving time and money for families in the Ava School District. ...

Douglas County Voter Turnout Exceptionally High

County Road Sales Tax Passes, City Transportation Tax Rejected Several important issues brought Douglas County voters to the polls on Tuesday as 60% of registered voters...

Beauty Will Save the World Art Show in Willow Springs 

The Willow Springs Arts Council (WSAC) will host an exhibition of works by Natalya Kharitonova entitled “Beauty Will Save the World,” a quote by...

Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale is Nov. 16 at Joplin Stockyards

MT. VERNON, Mo. - Does this scenario fit you? The dry summer forced you to sell cows. Then the rains of August and September...

Middle School Basketball Bears Open Season

The Ava Middle School Bears opened the 2018 basketball season by participating in the West Plains Middle School Tournament. The eighth grade Bears were...

Lady Bears Volleyball Season Wraps Up

By Emily Petty  The Ava Lady Bears finished their volleyball season 14-17-1 and 3-4 in SCA play. The Lady Bears faced the Willow Springs Lady...

What About This . . .? By Wayne William Cipriano

Television Well, another television season has begun, and here comes another spate of hour-long drama consisting...

Ramblings of the Ole Parson – Robert E. Thompson. Sr.

Nov 15 Recently I was auditioning a ladies’ meeting when the speaker said something that really...

Looking Backward

25 years ago Ava’s all-conference football selections are Scott O’Dell, Matt Turner, Reggie Stanifer, Tim Meyer,...

A Small Medium at Large

Nov 15, 2018 Galen Chadwick “While some number of analysts have pointed to China and its...

The Snoop

While pulling tidbits of history from the archives for the Looking Backward column this week,...

What About This . . .? By Wayne William Cipriano

Colors! Reds and yellows and golds and browns and just enough greens. And, if we...

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