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True Brew Coffee: A Ministry Wrapped in Restaurant Clothing

By Michael Boyink There’s a bit of a masquerade happening down on the Ava square. Something is not entirely as it seems. But in a good way. As...

Herald Seeks Submissions for Student Art and Writing Review

By Michael Boyink Calling all 13 year-old to 18 year-old writers and artists in Douglas County! The Herald wants to show you off to the...

The Headless Rooster from Fruita By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Fruita, Colorado is a small, western town close to Grand Junction, Colorado. Fruita is famous for a plucky rooster that lost his head on...

Tanner Clark Is A Candidate for the Ava R-I School Board

I am Rance (Tanner) Clark, and  I grew up on the family farm in Southwest Missouri.  I am the son of Rancel and Janie Clark. As...

Burrely Loftin Is Candidate for Mayor

My name is Burrely Loftin, and I am excited to announce that I am running for Mayor of Ava.   I have lived, worked, and...

Topics for Ranchers Lead at Livestock Conference

Pasture Rental Rates and Fetal Programming are the topics for the Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference Feb. 19 The annual Taney County Livestock and...

Thank a Farmer Week February 3-9

Mayor David Norman (center) presented the Celebrate Agriculture / Thank a Farmer Week Proclamation for February 3-9 last week. Pictured with Mayor Norman from...

Norwood R-1 School Offers Screenings Ages 3-5

Parents Must Bring Children To Enroll in Early Childhood or Kindergarten Programs Screenings are a free service offered to anyone in the district regardless of...

Ava Native and Daughter Celebrate Life After Receiving Heart Transplants

February 14th is even sweeter for the Valentine family. Father and daughter, Rocky and Lyla Valentine, both received heart transplants that make it possible...

Missouri S&T Announces Honor List

ROLLA –– Missouri University of Science and Technology announces the names of students who made the honor list for the Fall 2018 semester. To be...
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Playoff Pictures Are All Uphill

By Jason Hoekema Monday, Feb. 18 marks the start of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 3, District 11 playoff tournaments for...

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