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Traditions Worth Teaching: A homesteading family blends old-fashioned practices with a modern twist

by Savanna Kaiser / info@ruralmissouri.coop The fog is still clinging to the pines as the morning sun and Missouri’s infamous humidity begin to rise. Bees are...

Homeschooling Gains Traction

By Jennifer Harrison Long before COVID-19 made it necessary for students to learn at home this past spring, homeschooling was already a growing movement. The...

Foxtrotter Mid America Grand Slam Event Runs 8th-11th

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com COVID-19 continues to impact our world. While most events of any size have been canceled, others are being refactored, resized, and rejiggered. Such...

Hero Run

Photo:Keith Moore On July 4, approximately 70 people took part in a “Hero Flag Run” organized by Ava runner Mike Schiff. The course of approximately 3...

Douglas County Herald Purchased by Better Newspapers Inc.

Content and focus of the newspaper to remain the same Last week Tuesday, the papers were signed and the deal was done. Better Newspapers, Inc., based...

Ava R-1 School Board Approves Raises For Teachers & Bus Drivers, Switches to Local...

by Michael Boyink  / mike@douglascountyherald.com The Ava R-1 School Board held a budgetary meeting on Thursday, June 25th at 5:30 P.M. During the hour-long meeting, the board...

Douglas County Roads: Where Does the Money Come From?

by Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com Money for roads. Where all does it come from? Last week we looked at one source - the road maintenance-specific sales tax Douglas...

A Tribute to Treasured Cousins

In this week of birthdays, celebrating a shared heritage. By Janet Taber Cousins – the very word evokes fond memories of childhood for most people, of...
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Bethany Baptist – Norma Stilllings

June 22 – Ruby Corder and Kay Johnson are still making dresses for the “Dress a Girl Around the World” Project. Together they have...

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