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Winter Comes Early This Year

This car was the only vehicle on the square Friday morning when this picture was taken, and it had obviously been there a while.

A powerful early winter storm moved into Ozarks last week, bringing heavy snow, sleet and ice – and bitterly cold temperatures that have kept the region in its grip all week long. The freezing precipitation began last Thursday morning in ...

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Foundation Supports Douglas County Museum


The Douglas County Historical Society received a $500 grant this week from the Douglas County Community Foundation to help support the county museum. Presenting the grand on behalf of the Foundation were Janice Lorrain (left) and Nancy Hawk (second from ...

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Flag Pole Erected at Ava Water Park


Through the efforts of Ava VFW Post 5993, Douglas County American Legion Post 112, the City of Ava, and several businesses and individuals, the Ava Water Park now has a new flag pole. Meeting Tuesday morning for somewhat of an ...

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Ava Athletes Make All-SCA

Eleven Ava Bears received all-SCA recognition in post-season voting by conference coaches. Pictured from left above are Morgan Smith, Jesse Dean, Chase Willis, Aaron Box and Cody Huff, all 2nd team selections; and Brett Vinson and Buster Davis, 1st team; Clayton Clouse, 2nd team; and Tristan Haltom, unanimous 1st team selection. In front are Kane Thompson and Austin Giorgianni, who received all-SCA honorable mention.

A long list of Ava athletes received post-season recognition as SCA coaches met last week to name the all-conferene teams. All-conference recognition was given in volleyball, softball and football. Cross country is not recognized as a conference sport, but five ...

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