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Government Agencies, Financial Institutions Will Close Monday  

The Martin Luther King holiday is being observed Monday, Jan. 20, with most financial institutions and government agencies closing their doors in observance of...

Greetings From: New Orleans, LA

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com We weren’t supposed to like New Orleans. MsBoyink and I were both raised in the conservative mainly-Dutch culture of West Michigan.  Churches on...

Ava City Council Receives 2019 Audit Results, Raises Lifeguard Pay

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Audit Results Jennifer Schatzer, KPM...

The Snoop – Two Things

After a recent school-busing related editorial, I received an email that said (among other things), “I have a Master’s degree in Education with 26+...

Longview Farms Comes Clean: Local Goat Milk Soap Maker Sells Nationwide

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Ships take it to Hawaii. Trucks take it to Alaska and most other states in the lower 48. Riverboats have taken...

Douglas County Firm Awarded License for Medical Marijuana Product Manufacturing

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Last Friday, the State of Missouri completed its review of all submitted applications for medical marijuana infused product manufacturing licenses. There were...

Severe Weather Targets Southern US, Ozarks Included

A winter storm system traveling through the area from southeast Kansas brought torrential rains and severe weather to the Ozarks on Jan. 10-11.  The...

Ava R-I Schools Bears Den Program

By Diana Premer The Bears Den before and after school program is funded by the federal 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.  This grant is...

MSHP Reports Zero Traffic Fatalities, Zero Boating Fatalities, Zero Drownings During New Year Period

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that no one died in a traffic crash during the 30-hour 2020 New Year’s holiday counting period.  Last year,...

SBU Releases Winter 2019 Graduate, Fall 2019 Honor Roll Lists

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Southwest Baptist University has released its Winter 2019 graduate and Fall 2019 honor roll lists. Graduating from Ava is Savannah Jenkins, with...
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