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Bound to Rebound: Bears struggle in first half, then top Panthers 20-6.

By Jason Hoekema MOUNTAIN GROVE – The Ava Bears hit Highway 60 to take-on a bitter SCA rival and hand them their fourth loss in...

Missouri State Releases Summer 2019 Graduation List

By University Communications Missouri State University conferred 597 degrees to students in summer 2019. Students earned a total of 361 bachelor’s degrees, 222 master’s degrees, 10...

Missouri State Releases Summer 2019 Dean’s List

By University Communications Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean’s list. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment...

Douglas County Teen Nominated for Overseas Music Tour

Due to his outstanding vocal performance at the Missouri state-level competition this year, David A. Johnson of Macomb, Douglas County, Missouri, son of Jonathan...

Crossing Counties: Ava Cross Country team opens season in Springfield

The Ava High School cross country team competed in their first meet of the fall season on Saturday, August 31st, at Fellows Lake in...

Building Confidence: Lady Bears find success in Forsyth Jamboree

By Jason Hoekema FORSYTH – During the summer months the Lady Bear volleyball team was learning the pieces of the puzzle before putting them together...

A Superb Sophomore: Henry leads Lady Bears to first win

By Jason Hoekema They call it the “one spot” for a reason. A pitcher is not only the first with the ball, they are the...

Skyline First-Graders Study Volcanoes 

Enjoying their first day of class at Skyline School, students in Mrs. Vivod’s first grade enjoyed making a volcano.

Masonic Lodge #26

August 6, 2019 – This was a regular stated meeting and we met for supper at 6:30 P.M.  All Masons and their families and...

Ava softball winds-up, faces familiar foe.

By Jason Hoekema Last year the ladies took to the diamond and ended the year with a 16-10 overall record with two losses in SCA...
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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