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Ava Head Start Accepting Applications for 2019-20

Ava Head Start Center has announced they are now accepting children’s applications for the coming school year.  To qualify, children must be three- or...

Demolition Derby Draws Record Crowd at Douglas County Fair

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyheraldcom There were probably Fords. Definitely some Chevies. Quite probably a Dodge or three. But mostly? It was hard to tell. Between crazy paint...

Plainview School New Student Enrollment

New student enrollment at Plainview will be Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1 from 8:30-3:00.  The following documents are needed to enroll your student:  ...

Officers Recover Stolen UTVs, Apprehend Burglary Suspects, One Shooter Arrested; Tuesday’s Shooting Still Under...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Department photo The two UTVs stolen from J Brothers were located by law enforcement and returned to the store four days following...

Commissioners Receive Bids for Food Services at New Jail Facility 

  On Thursday, July 11, the Douglas County Commissioners opened five bids that had recently been submitted by vendors interested in handling the future food...

Commission Approves Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

RICHMOND, Mo. – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved the 2020-24 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is the Missouri Department of...

Skyline R-II Ready To Enroll Students August 6-7

Skyline R-II School will be enrolling new students August 6 – 7  from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  If your student was not enrolled...

Ava Native Worked on Apollo Missions

Herald Archive Photos Ava Native Pat Williams (center, from 1969) lived in California and worked on Apollo Missions 10-13 before returning to Missouri, attending college, and entering...

Weekend Accident Sends One to Hospital

On Saturday, July 13th at 4:15 p.m., a two-car collision at the intersection of Highway 5 and Johnson Avenue (Y) in Ava sent one...

A Tale Few Have Heard By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Squirrels are one of the few wild animals I love to watch. A number of them visit our backyard to dine on the sunflower...
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