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Water Filling Stations Installed at Ava Schools

By Sonya Hodges Douglas County Health Dept. Three years ago, the Ava community made a commitment to create more opportunities for families to eat healthy and be active. Through a partnership with Missouri Foundation for Health’s Healthy Schools Healthy Communities ...

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Student Nurses Provide Gifts for Bridges Program

Members of the Student Nurses Association (SNA) at Missouri State University-West Plains recently provided gifts for the Bridges Program, a local service that ensures school-age children in West Plains and surrounding rural areas receive items they need to be successful ...

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Can You Give One Hour a Week?

The Ava Senior Center is in need of volunteers to help with the homebound meal program. If you can spare just one hour a week or twice a month as either a driver or a “runner”, contact the Ava Senior ...

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Mental Health Training Program

Douglas County CHART, in association with Community Partnership of the Ozarks, presented to the public a free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on Feb. 23 . Participants represented various sectors of the Ava community, such as law enforcement, education, ...

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