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Beyond Understanding By Barbara Sisney Daniel

It was August 10, 2018. A church van from Faith Chapel Assembly of God in Overland Park, Kansas, carried a group of young people,...

Max & Wanda Murphy Begin 45th Year as Realtors

1974.  The kids play with $1.99 Magic 8 Balls, $12.99 Tonka trucks, and a $14.99 Hasbro Inchworm. Dad shows off his $199.99 Casio Casiotron LCD...

Missouri State Releases Fall 2018 Dean’s List

By University Communications Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean’s list. From the surrounding area, the following...

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest Will Be Held Jan. 19

The local Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Ava Middle School...

45 Years Later: Cancer Survival By Suzanne Sanders

When Mindy (Herald ad manager and cervical cancer survivor) called me and asked me to write about my journey with cancer, which was many...

Tuesday Bunco Meets

Lucille Jenkins was hostess for Tuesday night Bunco (Jan. 8), with Jewell Elliott first, Lucille second, Sharon Jenkins door prize, and Joretta Sawyer, consolation. After...

Local Author Specializes in Amish Romance Stories

By Michael Boyink If you were writing the story, it might go something like this... Danielle Steele’s expensive European car breaks down on a backroad in...

Dreams Dovetail on the Ava Square

by Michael Boyink Roads intersect on the square in Ava. And sometimes, dreams do too. Dick Salgado dreamt of a better Ava square. Improved signage. Higher...

Rheba Pool Hosts Family Holiday

Rheba Pool hosted a family gathering to celebrate Christmas and New Years, in her home in Ava.  Those attending were: Roger and Beverly Johnson,...


Pictured above is five generations of Rheba Carson Pool’s family, l to r: grandson, Casey Johnson; Rheba Carson Pool; great-great twin grandsons, Aiden and...
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