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Ava Ambulance Expands With New Building

Submitted by Keith Moore After months of bidding, rejecting bids, rebidding and negotiating contracts, the Ava Area Ambulance District began construction this week on an...

Senator Blunt Visits New Clinic

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited Missouri Ozarks Community Health’s newly constructed facility in Gainesville on Tuesday, March 27, and toured the new 6,000 square...

2018 AHS Prom King & Queen

The Ava High School Jr./Sr. Prom was held Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Springfield, Missouri at The Grey Rocks event center. Senior Prom King...

Ava R-1 2016-17 Audit Deemed Clean; Route Owner Controversy Reappears

In a 5-2 vote, the Ava R-I School Board denied Dwain Turner the right to sell his business, Bus Route No. 7, to Tommy...

Prescribed Fire to Take Place Along Glade Top Trail

As weather allows, the Mark Twain National Forest will be conducting 654 acres of prescribed fire along the Glade Top Trail (between the Caney...

Sheriff Hold Press Conference Concerning Shooting

Sheriff Chris Degase conducted a press conference outside the Sheriff’s Office Friday morning to discuss a shooting in the county Thursday night that left...

Defense Sinks Bears in District Championship Game against Mountain Grove Tuesday

The Bears season came to a close Tuesday evening in Houston as Mountain Grove emerged victorious in the district championship game 11-3.  Mtn. Grove jumped...

Ava’s Boys and Girls Finish First In Cross Country Meet at...

Ava’s cross country team competed on the campus of College of the Ozarks this past Saturday at a race hosted by School of the...

The Snoop 5.17.2018

Tree houses are for kids, or so it has seemed over the years.  But recently,...

What About This…? 5.17.2018

The other day I heard two people talking about the differences we see in the...

Rambling of the Ole Parson 5.17.2018

“It makes me love everybody…”  The song writer pinned these words many years ago.  And...

Looking Backward 5.17.2018

25 years ago Rapid Lube and Tires opened this week in spacious new facilities just west...

A Small Medium at Large 5.17.2018

A recurrent theme of my writing is that restoring food independence to rural communities, and...

Looking Backward 4.12.2018

25 years ago Ava Mayor James “Bud” Norman presented the Sassafras Sprouts Hoedowners a special award...

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Douglas County Veterans Are Busy Counting Days Till The Wall Arrives

By Larry Morrison  It seems that sometimes in life one is just busier than other times.  This is one of those times for the Douglas...

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