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Ava R-1 School Board Meeting: Audit Results, Bus Camera Dispute, Bus Route Purchase

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com The Ava R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. The board voted 7-0 on...

Spread Joy with Toys by Voting Mercy Kids

Children’s Hospital Association launches digital toy campaign SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Nov. 26, 2019) – Thanksgiving is just few days away and the season of giving is...

Greetings From: McGregor, TX

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com  “There’s a yellow rose in Texas That I am gonna back to see” We had been through Texas a number of times.  You kind...

Drury University to Launch Athletic and Marching Bands in 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Nov. 20 — Beginning next year, Drury University students will have the opportunity to participate in a new athletic band program, which will...

Thanksgiving and Christmas Foster Community Spirit, Holiday Events

Thanksgiving feasts and family get-togethers are the focus for many this week, as preparations are being made for spending quality time with family and...

New Cheesemaker in Douglas County

by  Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Adrian Buff was in a pickle.  So to speak. At age 20, attending Missouri State University in West Plains, the Swiss-native’s visa was...

Doggone Rookie

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com One dog year equals seven human years, right? Like most things, it’s not always that simple. Opinions vary. Online “dog age calculators”...

Déjà vu: Bears Blank Willow Springs, Win District Title

By Jason Hoekema Sayonara!  That was the look Josh Bray gave over his right shoulder as he hauled the ball down the far side of Silvey...

Thanksgiving Community Service Sunday in Ava

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held this coming Sunday at the Ava Assembly of God Church. The service begins at 6:00 p.m.  Pastor Richard Rogers...

Commissioners Report New Jail Expenditures

As progress continues on the new Douglas County Jail and the facility nears completion, commissioners continue to approve purchases and change orders to finalize construction...
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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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