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Healthy Schools Healthy Community

As part of the Healthy Schools Healthy Community initiative, elementary students are learning to celebrate with fun activities like the ones shown above, or...

Ava High School Citizens of the Month

These Ava High School Citizens of the Month for September were selected last week for displaying the character word citizenship.  For the honor, students...

2019 Homecoming Candidates

  AHS Photo Festivities have been well underway this week in celebration of the Ava High School homecoming game Friday evening, when the Ava Bears face...

AHS Fishing Teams Find Success at Table Rock

Two Ava High School fishing teams recently competed in the National Youth Fishing Association Shootout on Table Rock Lake.  The event was held Sunday,...

AHS Academic Students of the Month

Megan Lakey, center left, and Alexander Stevens, center right, students at Ava High School have been selected as the academic students of the month....

First Place Winners

  The Skyline Lady Tigers, shown above, took first place during tournament play last week at Thornfield. 

On Their Terms: Lady Bears out-pace New Covenant, 2-0

By Jason Hoekema The Lady Bears put on quite the show of athleticism and drive Tuesday during their home contest against New Covenant Academy, hitting...

AMS Students of the Month 

Ava Middle School students selected as the students for the month of August are shown above, front row, l to r, Katie Brooks, Ryan...

A Defiant Defense: Ava defends, tops Norwood

By Jason Hoekema NORWOOD – They say that defense wins championships. If that is the case, the Ava Lady Bears are heading in the right...

Diamonds in the Rough: Henry out, Mendel and Gastineau lead defense

By Jason Hoekema The Lady Bears were in a bit of a slump last week, dropping games to Dora (7-6), Salem (16-1), and a 5-4...
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Three Small Earthquakes Reported in the Ozarks Last Thursday & Friday

The University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research documented three earthquakes in southern Missouri last week.   On Friday, Sept. 27, the community of Bakersfield,...


100th Birthday Celebration

Letter to the Editor

The Dangers of Vaping

Looking Backward