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Ava Elementary Artists of the Month – November

The artists of the month for November were (from left to right)Kaymen Smith, Aubrey James, Dayton Nash, Harley Miller, and Aliana McKnight Ava Elementary Artists...

Looking Backward

25 years ago The community nativity scene at the junction of Highways 5 and 14 was erected last Saturday by a group of community volunteers....

Anchor Club Hosts Miss Merry Christmas Pageant

  Camryn Lee, center, was crowned Miss Merry Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Ava High School.  Eden Little, right, was selected as first runner-up,...

Ava Lady Bears Blast Chadwick Cardinals, ahead 30 at the Buzzer

  Ava High School senior Ashton Bewley (21) gains control of a loose ball during a game against the Chadwick Cardinals on Monday, Dec. 10,...

Ava Bears Run Past Bradleyville With 95 Points

By Jason Hoekema Runs is a term normally used in Baseball, but the Bears were able to run the board up a few times Monday. In...

The Snoop

This issue of the Douglas County Herald is special.  It contains the annual Christmas section highlighting local businesses expressing Christmas cheer and holiday wishes...

Christmas Spirit of Helping Others

This year, Girl Scout Troop 71697 budgeted a portion of their hard-earned funds to give back to the community.  Making the most of their...

CMU’s Taylor Dial Recipient of Endowed Scholarship

FAYETTE, MO (11/30/2018)-- Central Methodist University has a long history of generous donors endowing scholarships to ensure students have quality resources as they work...

See Ya’ Seymour!

By Jason Hoekema The Ava High School Lady Bears took to the asphalt against the Seymour Tigers Thursday, Nov. 29.  The varsity and junior varsity squads...

Loss, Not Lost

Mansfield Hands Ava Varsity Squad First Loss of Season, Junior Varsity Moves Up, 2-0. By Jason Hoekema The Mansfield High School Lions handed the Ava varsity...
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From the Mayor

LETTER TO EDITOR Dear Residents of Ava and Douglas County, This letter is simply a reminder of the importance of the City of Ava to Douglas...

Christmas Royalty 

Annual Ava Christmas Parade

Caring for Seniors

Ramblings of the Ole Parson