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Trooper’s Youth Investigation Earns State Employee of Month Title

JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper has been named Missouri State Employee of the Month for March 2019 because of her...

Local Students Host National Honor Society State Convention

Missouri Association National Honor Society Executive Director Linda Whitford, above left, is shown presenting Ava High School’s National Honor Society President Stephen Copeland and...

Bass Fishing Hall of Fame to Honor Florida Bass Fishing Club Stalwart

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For Immediate Release – 3.11.19 – The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors announced this week that Jim Hooven...

A Proper Send-Off

New Acting District Ranger for Mark Twain National Forest’s Salem Ranger District

SALEM, Mo. (March 7, 2019) – District Ranger Thom Haines has hung up his Forest Service hat after many decades of service, and is...

Ava Alumnus Earns Distinguished Honor Graduate Army Award

By Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com ‘Local Boy Makes Good’ may be one of the oldest types of stories in the news trade, but that doesn’t make it...

Cross Country Runners Earn Academic Honors

The Ava High School Cross Country runners earned Academic All-State Honors for the 2018 season.  The requirements for this honor include competing in a...

Governor Parson Appoints New Highway Patrol Superintendent

JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On March 5, Governor Mike Parson announced Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson as the 24th Superintendent of the Missouri State...

Ava High School Jazz Band Excels in Competitions

On Saturday, Feb. 23, for the first time in Ava High School history, the High School Jazz Band entered their first competition and traveled...
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