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Chamber Membership Banquet Saturday

The annual membership and award banquet hosted by the Ava Area Chamber of Commerce will be held this Saturday, April 13, in the Ava...

Archie’s Begins Rebuild

Michael Boyink/Herald A trailer holds damaged drywall removed from Archie’s Restaurant in Ava. The interior of the building was damaged in a fire that began in...

Go Blue Activities, April is Child Abuse Awareness month 

In recognition of April is Child Abuse Awareness month, the local Go Blue Team is partnering with area agencies to draw attention to this...

Glade Top Trail Run Results 

Mother Nature smiled on the Glade Top Trail Run this year with perfect weather and 60-degree temperatures.  175 runners signed up to compete in...

Traditional Dancing is Annual Feature of Old Time Music Festival

Traditional dancing in two forms will again be featured at this year’s Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo.  The two-day...

Interest in Ava’s Former Railroad Picks Up Steam

by Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyheraldcom Foamer. Gricer. Anorak. Gunzel. Odd words here in Missouri in 2019. While those words don’t  originate from the same time periods or the...

Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Archie’s Family Restaurant

By Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com A fire at Archie’s Family Restaurant Monday evening means Ava residents have one less option for eating out. For a while, anyway.  A sign...

Donley in Thornfield: Just Fertilizer Now

By Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com They say that when one door closes, another one opens. It’s a little different in Thornfield. The folks at Donley Feed and Fertilizer...

Longtime Driver Runs Final Routes for Rural Feed Mill

By Kaitlynn McConnell THORNFIELD – As dawn breaks against the quiet black of night, Wade Turner puts  on his overalls and goes to work. He’s a...
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