General Interest

Governor’s Bridge Program Awards Construction Contracts on First 14 Bridges

JEFFERSON CITY –– Last week, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded construction contracts to rehabilitate or replace 14 of the state’s poor bridges....

Multiple Traffic Accidents This Week; Fatality Crash in Gainesville, Ava

A fatality traffic crash occurred in Gainesville, Mo., Monday, Sept. 9, at 4:11 p.m.  The wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 5 and...

MDC Confirms New State Record Brown Trout Caught at Lake Taneycomo

Bill Babler (left) holds the new state-record brown trout with his friend Ryan Titus. The fish was caught Sept. 4 at Lake Taneycomo, weighing...

Free Fall Color Tram Tours Offered on Katy Trail Oct. 23 – 24

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 3, 2019 – Experience the dramatic scenery of fall colors along Missouri River bluffs during the Fall Colors Tram Tours...

Douglas County Women Complete 436 Hours of Exercise During Summer Exercise Challenge

Eileen Richards, above left, was the winner of a $25 gift certificate from Jean’s Healthway in Ava.  The certificate was donated by Jean Farbin,...

Norma Lea Stillings

Norma Lea Stillings, 82 years, 8 months, 24 days old, of Ava, Missouri, passed on to Heaven on September 6, 2019 at Heart of...

59th Annual Hootin an Hollarin Runs Sept 19-21

The Hootin an Hollarin Festival kicks off next Thursday, September 19th with a queen pageant at 7:30 p.m. This year marks the 59th year for...

Deadline To Apply For Commercial Vehicle Officer Approaching

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is accepting applications for new commercial vehicle officers. The 10th CVO Class is scheduled...

Construction Employment Increases in 255 out of 358 Metro Areas in Past Year

Labor Shortages Likely Held Back More Hiring Construction employment grew in 255, or 71 percent, out of 358 metro areas between July 2018 and July...

Ruby Garden Re-Opens After Hepatitis A Incident

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com According to a statement issued by the Douglas County Health department on Friday, September 6th, a case of hepatitis A was...
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Douglas County Health Department 417-683-4174

603 NW 12th Ave. P.O. Box 940, Ava, Mo. 65608 Regular Office Hours:  Mon. Tues. Fri. 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Wed. Thurs. 8:00 a.m....