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Three Sentenced to Department of Corrections Dec. 4

From the Prosecuting Attorney During a large Circuit Court Law Day on December 4, 2018, the following individuals were sentenced to the Department of Corrections:...

Holiday Safety Tips from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Sleigh bells. Carolers. Laughter. Joyful greetings. These are sounds everyone wants to hear during the holidays. Unfortunately, breaking glass, crunching metal, and calls for...

Activity Report – From The Ava Police Dept.

Reggie Johnson,Chief Phone 417-683-2900– Answered 24 Hours a Day Calls By Type December 2 - December 8  Alarm - 1 Animal Call - 7 Assault - 2 Agency Assist -...

Associate Court Day Findings On Nov. 29

During Judge Bock’s Associate Court Day held on Thursday, Nov. 29, there was a total of 74 cases on the docket.   There were 60...

Preliminary Hearing Set for Case Against Ava Teacher

By Jason Hoekema An Ava Elementary School teacher’s attorney, Joseph Passanise made an appearance on behalf of his client, Doris Chunn, on Tuesday, December 4,...

Activity Report From The Ava Police Dept.

Reggie Johnson, Chief Phone 417-683-2900–Answered 24 Hours a Day Calls By Type November 25 - December 1  Alarm - 2 Animal Call - 3 Agency Assist - 10 Check Building...

Activity Report – From The Ava Police Dept.

Reggie Johnson, Chief Phone 417-683-2900, Answered 24 Hours a Day Calls By Type November 18 - November 24  Abandoned Vehicle - 1 Alarm - 1 Animal Call - 1 Agency Assist...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

During the week of November 19 through the 25, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received and answered 81 calls for service and arrested 11...

Online Holiday Shopping Requires Extra Precautions

SPRINGFIELD — In today’s high-tech world, many people do holiday shopping online to save time, money and effort. However, shoppers using the Internet should...

BBB’s 10 Tips for Safe Online Shopping on Cyber Monday — or Anytime

ST. LOUIS – Cyber Monday – Nov. 26 this year – could be one of the biggest online shopping days ever. The National Retail...
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The Long Journey By Barbara J. Sisney Daniel

November 1946, came warm and dry. The leaves left trees bare, covering the earth like a thick brown carpet. Thanksgiving was a few days away....

Annual Ava Christmas Parade

Caring for Seniors

Ramblings of the Ole Parson

Senator Mike Cunningham

Council on Aging Senior Center

Congressman Smith