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FFA Advisors Presented with New Jackets

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day the Ava FFA Booster Club presented Rebecca Perkins, FFA Advisor (left) and Brent Lakey, FFA Advisor (right) with...

Lieutenant Governor Hosts Senior Service Awards

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Monday, May 7, a large crowd filled the Missouri State Capitol’s rotunda to recognize the 2018 Senior Service Award...

A Special Last Ride for Seniors

On Wednesday, May 9, at 7:30 a.m., seniors in the graduating class of 2018 lined up on the Ava Square for the annual Senior...

Ninety-Six Seniors Graduate From Ava

The commencement ceremony for the 2108 graduating class of Ava High School was held Friday, May 11, at the C. E. Harlan Stadium, west...

Local Fire Departments Receive Funds for Protective Gear

Douglas County has recently been awarded a regional grant for personal protective equipment (PPE), items also called turnout gear for area volunteer fire departments.  Seven...

Ava Ambulance Expands With New Building

Submitted by Keith Moore After months of bidding, rejecting bids, rebidding and negotiating contracts, the Ava Area Ambulance District began construction this week on an...

Senator Blunt Visits New Clinic

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited Missouri Ozarks Community Health’s newly constructed facility in Gainesville on Tuesday, March 27, and toured the new 6,000 square...

2018 AHS Prom King & Queen

The Ava High School Jr./Sr. Prom was held Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Springfield, Missouri at The Grey Rocks event center. Senior Prom King...

Ava R-1 2016-17 Audit Deemed Clean; Route Owner Controversy Reappears

In a 5-2 vote, the Ava R-I School Board denied Dwain Turner the right to sell his business, Bus Route No. 7, to Tommy...

Prescribed Fire to Take Place Along Glade Top Trail

As weather allows, the Mark Twain National Forest will be conducting 654 acres of prescribed fire along the Glade Top Trail (between the Caney...
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Douglas County Veterans Are Busy Counting Days Till The Wall Arrives

By Larry Morrison  It seems that sometimes in life one is just busier than other times.  This is one of those times for the Douglas...

Tuesday Bunco Meets

Nubbin Ridge Homemakers

Goodhope Ministries