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From the Mayor

LETTER TO EDITOR Dear Residents of Ava and Douglas County, This letter is simply a reminder of the importance of the City of Ava to Douglas...

Senator Mike Cunningham

12/13 If your family is like mine, you’re looking back on Thanksgiving with joy. This holiday, more than any other, has a way of bringing...

Congressman Smith

Dec. 13, 2018  This week the United States laid to rest a president who served the country he loved in more capacities than could ever...

Senator Mike Cunningham

On Nov. 6, Missouri voters expressed their preferences on a number of important ballot issues. One of the most hotly debated measures was Amendment...

Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report

Nov 30, 2018 The Wrong Way  America is a nation of immigrants. Historically, millions of persecuted and afflicted people around the world have found refuge and...

Importance of Public Notices, Including Ballot Questions

On December 6, the first provisions of medical marijuana in Missouri will be implemented, seemingly a departure from Missouri’s conservative political climate until you...

Vote Wisely II – Did We?

By Paul Peyton Wisdom in casting votes has no connection to bias toward Republican or Democrat candidates. Wisdom is disinterested in gender bias, racial bias...

What About This . . .? By Wayne William Cipriano

 We watch a lot of Public Broadcasting System (PBS) television on channel 21. Or we used to (on our antenna television) until that wind...

Congressman Smith Capitol Report November 23, 2018

Celebrating Small Business Starting something new can be challenging and intimidating, but when it’s a small business the stakes are high with your entire livelihood...

Thanksgiving – Senator Mike Cunningham

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It offers friends and family an opportunity to come together and celebrate the wonderful...
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Ava Lady Bears Blast Chadwick Cardinals, ahead 30 at the Buzzer

By Jason Hoekema The Ava Lady Bears seem to have shaken off the season-start jitters after placing third in last week’s tournament. Monday, the Lady...

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Christmas Royalty 

Annual Ava Christmas Parade

Caring for Seniors

Ramblings of the Ole Parson