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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition

Youths participating in the Knights of Columbus free throw competition held in Ava recently are shown above showcasing a trophy or certificate of recognition. ...

Citizens of the Month

(Left to Right): Ava High School Assistant Principal Nathan Hou, Grace Key, Tristin LaPoint, and Kiwanis Representative Glenda Little, photographed on January 24th at...

Ava High School Hoopcoming Celebration February 5-8

Hoopcoming Queen candidates selected for the 2019 Hoopcoming Court this year are shown above from left, Lauren Mendel, Shelby Korte, and Macey Phillips.  The...

CMU Announces Fall Dean’s List

FAYETTE, Mo. –– Central Methodist University has announced its Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. This academic achievement is awarded only to students who...

4-H Partners with Feeding Missouri for Statewide Food Drive in February

COLUMBIA –– This February, Missouri 4-H is partnering with Feeding Missouri in a first-of-its-kind statewide food drive. All of the state’s more than 1,600...

Double, or Nothing: Lady Bears Fall to Forsyth at Mansfield Tournament In Teams’ Second...

By Jason Hoekema MANSFIELD – The Ava High School Lady Bears traveled up Highway 5 to play in the 29th Annual Mansfield Lady Lions Tournament.  Their...

Bears Fight Through Heavy Workload, Drop Rivalry Match to Mountain Grove

By Jason Hoekema MOUNTAIN GROVE – The Ava Bears came off a feel-good win over Lutie last week, blasting the opponents with an 84-17 win,...

Kimmons Selected As Student Representative to Ava R-I

By Paige Kimmons My name is Paige Kimmons. I am a sophomore at Ava High School. My parents are Bart and Melanie Ellison and Billy...

Lady Bears Win Cabool Bulldog Classic Tournament, Bewley Named MVP, Hits Career-High 28 Points

.   By Jason Hoekema CABOOL – Earning the top seed and a first-round bye, the Lady Bears were able to top Cabool  - at their own...

Volcano Time!

Mrs. Carolyn Willhite’s third graders at Skyline School are shown above exploring volcanoes with mystery science.
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Playoff Pictures Are All Uphill

By Jason Hoekema Monday, Feb. 18 marks the start of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 3, District 11 playoff tournaments for...

A Fond Farewell

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