Local Residents

MSU Releases Spring 2019 Graduation List

By University Communications Missouri State University conferred 2,941 degrees to students at its spring 2019 commencement May 17 at JQH Arena. Students earned a total of...

What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

Well, the kids are coming for a visit and Rosalie is ECSTATIC! Me, not so much. Sure, I’m eager to see them and we always...

Ava Gymnasts Compete in National Competition

Photo submitted The four Ava gymnasts shown above recently competed in a national championship event held in Branson on Saturday, June 8.  Gymnasts shown above...

Old Time Square Dancing 

Square Dance Circle Up The Ava Square was a popular spot Saturday evening as local dancers and spectators came together to enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship, and...

Missouri Truck Driving Championship in Branson 

In the Step Van Class of competition, Donald Alpers, of Ava, Mo., took second place.  Alpers drives for FedEx Ground, of Stafford, Mo.  BRANSON, MO....

Priest Goes Underground

Father Paul “the Caving Padre” Wightman, Associate Pastor of Ava’s St. Leo the Great Mission Catholic Church has been exploring and mapping caves for...

Local Family Plans Medical Marijuana Business in Ava

The Overcast family from Squires are the driving force behind Show-Me Natural Gardens, a Medical Marijuana cultivation facility,  manufacturing facility, and dispensary business they...

Seven Great Men By Timber Joseph Jones

In a story I read of an immigrant recalling his first impression of America, he said, “The coastline was rugged; like the American men...
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Daughter of Local Resident Named New Vice Chancellor of Instruction, Chief Academic Officer

By Tim Engle, Metropolitan Community College  Caron Daugherty, Ed.D.,  daughter of Lionel Daugherty, of Ava, has been named Metropolitan Community College’s new vice chancellor of...

2500 Miles of Arts and Culture Begins June 10

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Squares on the square.   A geometry puzzle? You might see some puzzled participants, but the intent is more social than scholastic. One Saturday,...
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