Dogwood Ramblings

How many of you have any idea what a potato harvest was like around the early 1960’s in North Dakota? After hand milking and...

County Line

My sympathy to Gary and Richard Rackley and their families on the loss of their mother, Joan Rackley. She was a dear friend to...


Cardinals, finches, blue jays, woodpeckers, titmice and chickadees cavorted in the short lived, wispy Monday morning snow and local observers were pleased to see...

Caney Church

The Lord has blessed us with a beautiful day to come together an praise Him. Pastor Bill Austin took the service. Bro. Jim Lafferty...

Breedon Church

We had an opening song and Sue Thomas said the opening prayer. Joe Lafferty read the 121st Psalm then we took the last chapter of...

Black Oak Church

"O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For He is our God; and we are...

Black Jack Church

Glad tidings to all from Black Jack Church of Drury, MO. this February 1, 2015.  We were glad to enter into the house of...

Bethany Baptist Church

Cliff and Debra Bohnstedt of Springfield were guests at Bethany Baptist Church, Sunday morning. They had come to Ava to help celebrate the late...

Ava General Baptist Church

Pastor Oren's messages for the last few weeks have been about changes. Usually most people don’t like change or any talk about change. It...


Bonnie Phipps said she was staying in these days and she was working on another quilt. Last Tuesday morning when I was going into town...
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Douglas County Veterans Are Busy Counting Days Till The Wall Arrives

By Larry Morrison  It seems that sometimes in life one is just busier than other times.  This is one of those times for the Douglas...

Tuesday Bunco Meets

Nubbin Ridge Homemakers

Goodhope Ministries