Douglas County

Stonehouse Diary – The Strange Season

Where has winter gone? The February photograph on the bank calendar hanging in the kitchen shows a bare pecan grove laden with snow. The...

Drury Reader Reports 'Kidnapping' Of Chihuahua Puppy

A couple living in the Drury area in eastern Douglas County recently reported an incident that they feel the public should be aware of. The...

Former County Deputy James Verow Found Guilty On Drug Charges

Breaking news: On a change of venue from Douglas to Texas County, James Verow, former Douglas County Deputy Sheriff was found guilty on four...

Old Squires Store Burns; Reward Offered In Fires

Fire of an undetermined origin destroyed the old Squires Store building south of Ava last Sunday night, adding to the concern of folks in...

County Adopts Budget of $3.5 Million; Suspends Funding for Extension Office

The Douglas County Commission approved a budget on Jan. 12 that calls for total expenditures of $3,546,000 and revenues this year of $3,095.424. A...

School Board Adopts 12-Panel Drug Test, Discusses Resource Officer Options

By Sue Curry Jones A decision to broaden the scope of student drug testing was approved by the Ava R-1 School Board in a 7-0...

House Fires Keep Firemen On the Go

The Ava City Fire Department was dispatched early Wednesday morning to a structure fire east of the downtown that resulted in major damage to...

Emergency Response Team Preparing For Spring Storms

The Douglas/Ozark Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) conducted a full scale exercise last Saturday at the Ava/Douglas County Training Center in Ava, under the direction of Steven...

The Stone House Diary: On Turning 51

By River Stillwood This week, with a pair of bifocals, a plum colored broken toe, a thick set of cumbersome compression garments, enough scars to...

Local Woman Is Recovering After Being Pinned In Wreck For Over an Hour...

An area teenager is recovering at home this week after a harrowing ordeal last Wednesday night. Shady D. Flippo, 19, of Seymour, crashed the 1995...
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Douglas County Health Department Schedule

417-683-4174 603 NW 12th Ave., P.O. Box 940, Ava, Mo. 65608 Regular Office Hours:  Mon. Tues. Fri. 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Wed. Thurs. 8:00 a.m....

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