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The Champion News – Wilda Moses

CHAMPION—December 11, 2018. The Internet is the latest thing to be called the ‘window to the world.’ We can go out on Google Earth...

Christmas Royalty 

Two elementary students were chosen to reign over local Christmas festivities this year, and they are Eli Smith, Master Merry Christmas, left, and Ellee...

The Long Journey By Barbara J. Sisney Daniel

November 1946, came warm and dry. The leaves left trees bare, covering the earth like a thick brown carpet. Thanksgiving was a few days away....

City of Ava Receives Clean Audit for Year Ending June 30, 2018

The City of Ava was awarded a clean audit by KPM CPAs and Advisors of Springfield, Mo., Tuesday evening during the city council meeting. ...

Annual Ava Christmas Parade

Santa Claus rides atop a fire truck through the square during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Ava, Missouri. The First...

Caring for Seniors

Douglas County Community Foundation members Betty Rideonour, Hon. Elizabeth Bock, Bill Henry, Dick Salgado, Senior Age’s Cindy Bailey, Nancy Hawke, Janice Lorrain, and Jennifer...

Historical Society Winter Journal Ready, Christmas Party Planned

Douglas County Historical Society held its monthly meeting Nov. 19, 2018. Pat called the meeting to order. Sharon gave the treasurer’s report and minutes from...

Council on Aging Senior Center

By Tommy Roberts, Secretary We invite you to come down to the Senior Center for a meal. You do not have to be elderly to...

Academic Students of the Month for December

Brandi Stanifer, left, representative for Great Southern Bank, honored the academic students of the month during the Chamber luncheon held on Tuesday, Dec. 11....

OATS Board Elects Officers for 2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. Nov. 28 – The OATS, Inc. state board of directors held their last meeting of the year in Columbia on November 26.  The...
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Ava Lady Bears Blast Chadwick Cardinals, ahead 30 at the Buzzer

By Jason Hoekema The Ava Lady Bears seem to have shaken off the season-start jitters after placing third in last week’s tournament. Monday, the Lady...

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Christmas Royalty 

Annual Ava Christmas Parade

Caring for Seniors

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