Looking Backward

25 years ago The community nativity scene at the junction of Highways 5 and 14 was erected last Saturday by a group of community volunteers....

Ava Christmas Frolic

High School Chorus Performs Members of the Ava High School chorus entertained with Christmas carols and holiday songs during the Christmas Frolic held at the...

Calendar Of Events

This column is provided to our readers free of charge to announce upcoming events that are free to the public. Publication of the same...

Blunt Commends Missouri HIRE Vets Award Recipients for Their Commitment to Veteran Employment

Medallion Program Recognizing Employers for Hiring & Retaining Veterans Created Under Blunt’s HIRE Vets Act WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the...

College-Bound Bears

  ABOVE: Bryce Mings, center and his parents sit for a photograph during a ceremony Thursday, Dec. 6, in Ava. BELOW: Tom Emerich, center, poses...

Anchor Club Hosts Miss Merry Christmas Pageant

  Camryn Lee, center, was crowned Miss Merry Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Ava High School.  Eden Little, right, was selected as first runner-up,...

A Small Medium at Large

“In Coming decades, as the world looks for ever more powerful mitigation strategies, the silvopasture could and should take center stage in ruminant production...

Mansfield Homecoming Preparations Underway

Mansfield Homecoming is Friday, Dec. 14, in the high school gymnasium. The Mansfield Lions will begin play at 6:00 p.m. versus the Mountain Grove...

Local Youth Collecting Wish List Items for Ronald McDonald House

Jentry Harley, age 9, is shown above holding Jennings, her brother.  This photo was taken in the hospital not too long after his birth. ...

The Snoop

This issue of the Douglas County Herald is special.  It contains the annual Christmas section highlighting local businesses expressing Christmas cheer and holiday wishes...
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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...

From the Mayor

Christmas Royalty 

Annual Ava Christmas Parade

Caring for Seniors

Ramblings of the Ole Parson