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COVID-19 & Ava: Community Guide to Changes, Cancellations, Restrictions

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Editor’s note: The information below is the most complete and current guide we could create while working within our publishing schedule.  Between...

Ava Mayor and Douglas County Presiding Commissioner Respond to Gov. Parson’s State Stay-At-Home Mandate

(April 4, 2020) –– This morning, City of Ava Mayor Burrely Loftin and Douglas County Commissioner Lance Stillings released the following statement concerning the...

Yard Sales

The City of Ava and Douglas County are requesting that all community yard sales be postponed through the month of April. We will evaluate...

Mayor and Presiding Commissioner Commend Community Response

Mayor Burrely Loftin and Presiding Commissioner Lance Stillings announced this week that they were pleased on how City and County officials are attempting to...

Negative, Pending COVID-19 Results No Longer Reported to Health Department

by Valerie Reese, Douglas County Health Department The local public health agencies received notification that some processes were changing at the state level that will...

CARES Act: Recovery Check FAQ

The Republican Finance Committee recently prepared this guide to the recovery checks announced under the recently approved CARES Act. Q: Who is eligible for a...

Bypassing Ava: For Harold Hutchinson, and a wife with a way with food, the...

(Editors Note: This article is reprinted from  the 1963 Missouri State Highway Commission Annual Report, investigating how the Route 5 bypass had affected Ava. Two...

Local Veteran Groups Begin Building Projects

  Two local veterans groups announced building projects this week in Ava. (Above) the former Emily’s Closet building on the northwest corner of the square...

Ava R-1 School District Files Counterclaim Against Bus Route Owners

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On Monday, March 23rd the Ava R-1 School District filed a Counterclaim for Declaratory Judgment and Breach of Contract against a...

Ava City Council: Mayor to Handle COVID-19 Related Utility Non-payments On Case-by-Case Basis

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On Tuesday, March 24th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Coronavirus Update Loftin said the city...
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