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...


The Douglas County Public Library We would like to thank everyone who shopped at and purchased items at the Scholastic Book Fair last month. We...

Ozark County Historium Hosts Cowboy Rick Hamby Visit, Bringing the Journey Stagecoach

  By Janet Taber, reprinted from the Ozark County Times Cowboy Rick Hamby of Caulfield will visit the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville with a presentation...

Christmas Spirit of Helping Others

This year, Girl Scout Troop 71697 budgeted a portion of their hard-earned funds to give back to the community.  Making the most of their...

Ava Art Guild Workshops and Update

Winter has arrived and the craziness of the Christmas season is in full drive.  If you are pulling out your hair with all the...

Christmas Parade Line-Up Instructions 

The 2018 Christmas Parade is this Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. and for those participating in the event there are several rules and regulations...

Ava Art Guild Announces Contest Themes for August 2019 Quilt Show

Contest themes for the 2019 Ava Art Guild Quilt Show are now set.  Participants will need to turn in show entries August 12-13.  The...

Ambulance District To Host Chamber Luncheon Tuesday

The Ava Ambulance District is the host of the Ava Area Chamber of Commerce noon luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 12 noon. ...

Douglas County Health Department

• 603 NW 12th Avenue •  P.O. Box 940 • Ava, MO 65608 Regular Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. DECEMBER SCHEDULE Thurs...

The Champion News – Wilda Moses

CHAMPION—December 3, 2018. Robins wander in the winter.  They need more food when it is cold, so they move here and there in response...
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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