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7th-Grade Volleyball Team

Photo submitted Team members and coaches of the seventh-grade girls’ volleyball team are shown above.  They are, front row: manager Kaylee Caudill, Alexis Emrick, libero...

Bottom of the Tenth: Lady Bears Honor Seniors, Prepare for District Playoff

By Jason Hoekema Parting is such sweet sorrow for seniors Makayla Miller and Reagan Koop, who both graduate this year and leave the Lady Bears...

AHS Names Academic Students for October

Hunter Downs, left, and Grace Roberts have been selected as the academic students of the month for October. October Ava High School administration announced last...

FFA Grasslands Team

Submitted Photo Ava FFA’s first-ever Grasslands Team recently qualified for the State Grasslands contest. Contestants have to evaluate a wildlife habitat, solve a pasture scenario, interpret...

Bears in the Creek

Submitted Photo Mrs. Wanda Johnson’s Bears Den Class has enjoyed going to the creek. Using nets, they are able to catch and observe some critters. 

Hulling It: Gastineau Brings-in Four, Scores Three Lady Bears Crack-Open Walnut Grove

By Jason Hoekema Thirty runs in two days is peak for the Ava Lady Bear softball team. Young players are beginning to read how plays...

Winning to the End: Ava Nears Season End with Top Seed

By Jason Hoekema GAINESVILLE – It’s the tenth month of the year, October. As Major League Baseball moves closer and closer to the World Series,...


The Ava Cross Country team raced in the Mountain Grove Open on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.  Varsity runners competed in a 5K (3.1 mile)...

A Novel Gift

Submitted Photo The first-graders at Skyline School recently received “Spookley” books thanks to a donation from CFS Financial in West Plains.  Pictured are (front row):  Axyl...

Ava Parks Saturday Soccer Schedules

The Ava Parks & Recreation Fall Youth Soccer season is wrapping up. Teams have just a few more games left. During the season, to confirm...
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Four Phone Calls, Nine People, and Facebook Required to Get New...

by Michael Boyink /mike@douglascountyherald.com My task? Get a landline phone installed. Existing house. In town. Phone jacks already on the wall. Easy peasy, right? Not so much. My first hurdle...

Tuesday Bunco Update

Tecumseh – Linnie Ingram

Bagged a Buck