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Seasonal Update from ACW Ranger District

By Cody Lunsford, District Ranger AVA, Mo. (Dec. 2) – Taking care of the forest for the public means different work every season. With the weather getting...

MoDOT Says Several State Routes in Webster County to Close for Repairs 

The drain pipe replacement projects include Douglas County Route Z between Webster / Douglas County line and County Road Z-554 north of Dogwood   On Monday,...

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site Hosts Ozark Christmas Traditions Celebration Dec. 14

JEFFERSON CITY – Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site invites the public to see how the Boones and other residents of the Missouri Ozarks...

Three Potential Candidates Declare for Cunningham’s 33rd District Senate Seat

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Mike Cunningham, Missouri’s 33rd District Senator, was elected into office in 2012. He will have served eight years in office in 2021, ...

Pickup Crash  North of Town Results in Minor Injuries to Driver 

A single vehicle accident resulted in extensive damage to a 2011 GMC 2500 HD driven by Jacob McNeil, age 22, of Ava, Mo.  The...

The Snoop

“Ava still has a newspaper?” I’m quoting myself here. That was my response when a friend suggested I could “work for the newspaper.” I’d seen the population...

Reminder to Seniors: Deadline for Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Next Week on Dec. 7

JEFFERSON CITY –– The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) is reminding seniors that MEDICARE open enrollment ends on Saturday, Dec. 7. Seniors...

MDC Needs Information on Elk Illegally Shot in Carter County

VAN BUREN – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking the public for information regarding a female adult elk found shot and left...

Ava City Council Meeting Originally Scheduled for Nov. 26 Canceled

City officials and the Ava Board of Aldermen announced last Friday that the regular business meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26 at City Hall...

U.S. Route 160/Beaver Creek Bridge Will Be Open for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Douglas County Herald received this news update after going to press this afternoon (Nov. 26), consequently, the front page article in the Nov....
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Dear Santa – Part 2

Dear Santa: My first name is  Michael, and I am 7 years old. I am in the 2nd grade at Ava Elementary. This Christmas...

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