Douglas County

School Board Makes Difficult Decisions, Reduces Staff Contract Extensions, Accepts Resignations

By Sue Curry Jones The Ava R-1 School Board met on Thursday, March 15, with the main thrust of attention focused on the decision to...

Jensen Bound Over for Murder of Kenny Stout

Nathan Jensen, 26, of Seymour, was back in court here last Friday for a preliminary hearing in the murder of Kenny Stout, 17. Prosecuting Attorney...

Highway 5 Is One Step Closer To Becoming 'Fox Trotting Highway'

Sen. Jay Wasson reports that a portion of Missouri Highway 5 between Ava and Mansfield has moved one step closer to being designated "Fox...

The Stonehouse Diary – The Vanzant Country Store

How quickly our hills and hollers forget winter. Recently bare limbs are popping with tender new leaves. A carpet of eager grass is filling...

In Our Own Back Yard – Letsinger Farm

Charles (C.M.) Letsinger and his wife, Nadine, have put a lifetime of work into their farm northwest of Ava. In fact, they represent the...

MoDOT Work Scheduled In Western Douglas Co.; Wright Co. US Route 60

The Missouri Department of Transportation has scheduled several maintenance projects in this area next week. Route FF in Douglas County will be reduced to one lane while...

Apparent Tornado Touches Down In Branson Wednesday Morning

No Storm Damage In Ava Area Ten months ago it was Joplin; this week it's Branson. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 29, a...

Storm Recovery Resource Now Online

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A storm recovery resource called “Branson Tornado Info” on Facebook is up and running today. Actually, the page was put in...

Ava Lions to Celebrate 75th Anniversary In 2012

Seventy-five years ago a group of businessmen assembled and formed the Ava Lions Club.  At that time the men were members and the ladies...

Filing For Primary Election Opens Next Tuesday

Filing opens next Tuesday for the Aug. 7 primary election. In county elections, voters will be electing two county district commissioners, sheriff, assessor, public administrator,...
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