The Champion News – Wilda Moses

CHAMPION—November 26, 2018. “Thank God for dirty dishes.  They have a tale to tell.  While others may go hungry, we’re eating very well. With...

Daughters of the American Revolution Donate Books to Ava Elementary Students

By Jason Hoekema Several books were donated to Ava Elementary students last Tuesday as part of a campaign to increase literacy and the love of...

Hartville Nativity Lighting and Vespers Service

At 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, a 66-year-old tradition will continue in Hartville, Missouri.   In 1952, Harold Pool decided Hartville needed a Nativity Scene. ...

A Small Medium @ Large

“In other words, the real problem is not exterior.  The real problem is interior.  The real problem is how to get people to internally...

Echo Bluff State Park Hosts Salem High School Chamber Choir, Tree Lighting Dec. 8

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 26, 2018 – Come to Echo Bluff State Park to hear the Salem High School Chamber Choir as they help...

Douglas Co. Veterans Memorial Association Honored for Hosting The Wall That Heals

Mayor David Norman, right, is shown above presenting Commander Bernie Holstine with one of two proclamations given to  the DCVMA for The Wall That...

DCVMA Hosts Appreciation Dinner Nov. 20 By Larry Morrison

Tuesday, Nov. 20 was a day of dual purpose for the Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association (DCVMA).  It was the date of the monthly...

Ava Christmas Frolic and Parade Dec. 7-8

The Christmas season is upon us with a host of local activities to choose from this year –– tree lightings, candlelight tours, vesper services,...

Ava Seventh Day Adventist – Connie Opeka

AN AMAZING FACT:  “In 1803, John Colter was hired by Lewis and Clark to join them on their epic expedition because of his amazing...

Calendar Of Events

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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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