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Jones Honored by Missouri Press


Sue Curry Jones, publisher and news editor of the Douglas County Herald, was recently recognized by the Missouri Press Association for a series of news articles entitled, “Ava School Board Threatens Bus Route Owners.”  The honorable mention was in the ...

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Giant Mum

Ruby Graham is shown here with a huge chrysanthemum she has grown at her home on NE 14th Ave. this summer. The plant measures about 5 1/2 feet across and is still budding more blooms. Ruby said the mum came ...

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Local Resident Offers Comfort to Children


Marilyn Sickler, a Douglas County resident who lives on A Highway, recently undertook a special project to help others, but the task had to be something she could do while sitting, as she is recovering from hip replacement surgery.  Marilyn, ...

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Everett Family Volleyball Team

Everett Team

Pictured above are members of Mandy Hampton’s family team that participated in the annual Mandy Hampton Memorial Volleyball Tournament, sponsored by her grandmother, Mabel Everett. All but one, Sierra Boatman, are Mabel’s grandchildren. Pictured are, back row (from left): Drake ...

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Armstrong 5 Generations

Armstrong 5Gen

Jack and Peggy Armstrong, of Ava, are shown here with five generations. Included are Jack and Peggy, seated on either side of great-granddaughter Alyssa, holding Thorin. In back are grandfather Shannon Armstrong and great-grandfather Charlie Armstrong.

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Missouri Aviation Day Celebrated


State Representative Lyle Rowland (left) welcomed local aviators Mary Kay Davidson, Ronnie Epps, and David Davidson to the Capitol on April 14 for Missouri Aviation Day. David Davidson is manager of Ava’s Bill Martin Memorial Airport and he and Mary ...

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Winter Canoeing – by Roger Wall

Well, did you get a new paddle for Christmas or maybe even better a new kayak or canoe and are just dying to put it in some moving water. During past January and February thaws, I have occasionally been able ...

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