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Notes from Hunter Creek

Easter & The St. Francois River If it’s Easter weekend, you know where you can find me, on the scenic and thrilling whitewater of the...

Lincoln Day Event Held April 12 In Ava; Keynote Speak Dee Wampler

The MOCH Wellness Center was the location for the 7th Annual Lincoln Day event held in Ava last Friday, with the format for this...

Retirement Bound

Looking forward to new horizons, these Ava R-I teachers are retiring at the end of this school term.  From left, they are, Alison Decker,...

The SonShine Group: Brightening Up HOTO for 20+ Years

The SonShine Group during a recent performance at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare (HOTO) in Ava. Members are (left to right) Jim Porter, Max...

Fish Sells Water

by Michael Boyink, mike@douglascountyheraldcom   This was not the initial plan. The first idea for Ava’s former Carnation plant was a bit more mundane. Danny Fish, formerly of Fish...

Laura Ingalls Wilder Childrern’s Literature Festival and Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield

 Make plans to attend the Laura Ingalls Wilder Children’s Literature Festival planned for Thursday and Friday, April 25-26.  The festival is in association with...

Go Blue Activities – April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. The local Go Blue committee is working to shine a light on this problem with the...

Bears Den Family Night April 26 at Elementary School

Ava Schools is hosting the Bears Den Family Night on Friday, April 26, from 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.   Events include a STEM Fair in...

Gratitude for Support of The Wall That Heals

  Fred Hansen and Charles Gilespie of the Doulgas County Veterans Memorial Association presented Randy Heriford, owner and operator of Cash Gas Company, Cody Heriford...

April Equals Light 

AVA, Mo. – “It’s been a long, cold winter,” one of my class participants recently commented.  If I’ve heard that once, I’ve heard it...
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