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Bella Vista Mother To Appear in National Campaign for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

(FEB. 19) – Bella Vista resident Mary Schmid will be one of the 29 people featured in a new PSA in Times Square this...

2019 Impact Summit Welcomes Nationally Known Speakers

By University Communications Question: What do an actor and a Yale professor have in common? Answer: The fight for mental health awareness. On May 1, Missouri State...

For Your Health: Many Unaware of Key Steps to Lower Cancer Risk

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz,  Siteman Cancer Center For a long time, cancer has topped the list of many people’s health fears, surpassing stroke, heart disease...

Muscular Dystrophy Association Launches Annual Shamrocks Campaign in Southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, MO — More than 135 locations in the southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas area are raising funds to help transform the lives of...

Branson’s Fritz’s Adventure and Cherish Kids Host Foster, Adoptive Children and Families for Day...

Fritz’s partners with adoption and foster care ministry for second annual Cherish Kids Day BRANSON — Fritz’s Adventure, a dynamic, indoor family adventure facility, and...

Department of Natural Resources Hosting Six Free Pesticide Pickups

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, Feb. 15, 2019 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will provide six free pesticide collection events in 2019. Portageville – March...

Council on Aging Senior Center

By Tommy Roberts Winners in the Pitch Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 12, were Sybil Heckendorn, Connie Osburn and Joretta Sawyer. Driver’s license tests are given in...

Attorney General Schmitt Praises Missouri Supreme Court in State Informed Consent Law Decision

JEFFERSON CITY – Last week, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled against “Mary Doe” in Mary Doe vs. Michael L. Parson, a case that challenged...

Let Love Reign: HOTO Valentine Royalty

During the Heart of the Ozarks Valentine Party held last week, Charles Robinson was crowned King, and Mrs. Clara Russo was crowned Queen to...

A Long Night By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Part 1– My journey into the unknown had just begun. It was getting late in the evening. Neighbors had come to help. My dad...
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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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