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Two Hurt In Separate Wrecks

Daniel W. Young, 31, of Ava, suffered moderate injuries last Thursday when his pickup was struck in the rear by another car. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the wreck occurred on Highway 125, four miles south of Strafford in ...

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Coroner’s Inquest To Be Announced

Douglas County Coroner Rick Miller has informed the Herald an inquest on the August 30 shooting death of David Phillips will convene at a later date.  Miller said the first inquest was postponed due to scheduling issues. He noted that ...

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The Historic Glade Top Trail

Situated in an area southwest of Ava on the Douglas-Ozark county line is the 23 miles of Glade Top Trail. This is the only National Scenic Byway in Missouri.  The two lane gravel road that winds along the ridgetops and ...

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Noblett Lake Is Again Open To The Public

Mark Twain National Forest’s Noblett Lake is once again open for public use. Mark Twain National Forest Acting Forest Supervisor Teresa Chase has rescinded the Aug. 31, 2011 closure order placed on Noblett Lake after suspected vandals opened the dam ...

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Flash Flood Catches Ava Man Off Guard

Emergency Responders Perform Successful Rescue Donald Lamb, 25, of Ava, said he did not intentionally drive into the flooded Cowskin Creek last Thursday morning. When he approached the low-water slab on Highway Y west of Ava before daybreak, he had ...

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