General Interest

Use Sound Grazing Practices to Reduce Overgrazing and Weed Problems

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Weed problems may explode this year thanks to the drought of 2018 and residual problems associated with overgrazing in parched pastures,...

The Snoop

Controversial issues saturate the news. It appears mainstream media works overtime to promote angst and dissension, and most days, for those of us who...

US 60 in Wright County Reduced to One Lane for Bridge Work

WILLOW SPRINGS - US 60 in Wright County will be reduced to one lane as the Missouri Department of Transportation crews flush bridges.    The...

Calvin Leo Johnson

Calvin Leo Johnson, 65, son of Marvin Cleo Johnson and Frieda Emogene (Roberts) was born on March 24, 1953 in Hammond, Indiana, and passed...

Route 5 in Wright County Roadwork Resumes

WILLOW SPRINGS - Route 5 in Wright County roadwork is scheduled to resume Monday, March 18. Contractor crews will begin the asphalt paving of...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

During the week of March 3, to March 10, 2019, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received and answered 84 Calls for Service and Arrested...

Charitable Checks

Attorney General  Announces Revamped Sunshine Law Book During Sunshine Week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Missouri celebrates Sunshine Week, Attorney General Schmitt announced today a redesigned and more user-friendly Sunshine Law Book. One of...

New Acting District Ranger for Mark Twain National Forest’s Salem Ranger District

SALEM, Mo. (March 7, 2019) – District Ranger Thom Haines has hung up his Forest Service hat after many decades of service, and is...

Missouri State Beekeepers Association Update  

From Sandy McMurry-Richey, chairperson, communications committee, Missouri State Beekeepers Association Around Since 1888, Missouri State Beekeepers Association has been focused on helping bees and beekeepers...
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Douglas County Health Department Schedule

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....

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