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Douglas County, Missouri Voters Support Rick Santorum in Presidential Primary

Although only about 11 percent of the registered voters of Douglas County went to the polls on Tuesday, those who did vote overwhelmingly supported...

Lady Bears Lose SCA Game to Willow Springs Here; Beat Norwood Monday Night

The Ava Lady Bears traveled to Norwood Monday night and claimed a big 52-36 non-conference win. That came after the Ava girls suffered a heartbreaking...

Public Rallies Behind Extension, County Agrees to Fund Program

A large, but very orderly crowd of folks gathered in the hallway of the Douglas County Courthouse Monday morning in support of the Douglas...

Bears Win SCA Games Over Liberty, Mtn. Grove

The Ava Bears won two SCA games on the home floor this week to remain undefeated in conference play. Last Friday night the Bears defeated...

Reflections – Honoring Oren Alcorn

This coming Sunday, Pastor Oren Alcorn and his congregants will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of his leadership of Ava General Baptist Church, one of...

Hoopcoming 2012 Will Be Friday at Ava High School

Ava High School's 2012 Hoopcoming will be held this Friday night, Feb. 3. In preparation for the big night, king and queen candidates have been...

Bears Lose to Conway In Tournament Championship

Beat Cabool in SCA Action Tuesday The Ava Bears defeated Stoutland in the semifinals of the Conway Tournament last Thursday night but lost to Conway...

Lady Bears Fall to West Plains; Beat Mtn. Grove at Home Monday

After advancing to the finals of the Reeds Spring tournament last week, the Ava Lady Bears made a dismal showing on Friday night, losing...

Old Squires Store Burns; Reward Offered In Fires

Fire of an undetermined origin destroyed the old Squires Store building south of Ava last Sunday night, adding to the concern of folks in...

County Adopts Budget of $3.5 Million; Suspends Funding for Extension Office

The Douglas County Commission approved a budget on Jan. 12 that calls for total expenditures of $3,546,000 and revenues this year of $3,095.424. A...
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Ava Lady Bears Blast Chadwick Cardinals, ahead 30 at the Buzzer

By Jason Hoekema The Ava Lady Bears seem to have shaken off the season-start jitters after placing third in last week’s tournament. Monday, the Lady...

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