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Stock Horse Show Winners

The Ava Saddle Club held their 2nd Annual Stock Horse Show on Saturday June 20th with a great turn-out. There were a variety of...

2020 South Central Missouri FCA Christian Athlete of the Year

BRANSON – The South Central MO FCA Board of Directors and Area Director Brian Mitchell are excited to announce that Nathan Garnett, Blue Eye...

Smith Announces Cape Area Student Winner of 2020 Congressional Art Competition, Top 20 Pieces

SALEM, Mo. – Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) announced that Madi Holt of Advance High School has been selected as the overall winner for Missouri’s...

Grizzly Volleyball Standout Kelly Wiedemann Signs with USC Upstate 

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball standout Kelly Wiedemann will become a Spartan for the next chapter of her collegiate...

Booster Club Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Ava FFA Booster Club recently awarded scholarships to four seniors graduating in the  Class of 2020.  Each student received $1,250.  The recipients, show...

Ava R-1 Senior Awards

by Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the normal year-end Ava R-1 Senior Awards were delivered via a YouTube video, rather than during an...

McFarlin Youth Award Goes To….McFarlin

Submitted Photo The Will McFarlin Youth Award was established in 1995 by Ava community members who witnessed the ongoing actions of a young man who had...

Janice Lafferty Caney News Douglas County Herald Correspondent

How long have you served as our correspondent?   20+ years. What inspired you to assume this task?   Thought it important to let people know about...
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