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AHS Academic Students for November

(AVA-Mo) – Araina Evans and Jacob Key were recognized as Ava High School Academic Students of the Month for November during the Chamber luncheon...

Ava Middle School Students of the Month

During October, the Ava Middle School character word was respect, and for the month, eight students, two from each grade level, were selected for...

Middle School Basketball Bears Open Season

The Ava Middle School Bears opened the 2018 basketball season by participating in the West Plains Middle School Tournament. The eighth grade Bears were...

Lady Bears Volleyball Season Wraps Up

By Emily Petty  The Ava Lady Bears finished their volleyball season 14-17-1 and 3-4 in SCA play. The Lady Bears faced the Willow Springs Lady...

Local FFA Students Attend National Convention

    On Tuesday, Oct. 23, thirteen Ava R-I FFA students departed for National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. These students were eligible because they excelled in...

Ava Defeats Fair Grove To Win Second Consecutive District Title

The Bears celebrate after their victory against Fair Grove Friday night. The win gave the Bears the district title and punched their ticket for...

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Youth Orchestra To Present “Fall Frolics” 

The Southern Ozarks Youth Orchestra will present a concert entitled “Fall Frolics” at the Star Theater in Willow Springs Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3...

Halloween Contest Winners

Youths, ten to twelve years old Halloween Contest Winners Teen category Contestants Age One to Four-Years-Old The youths shown above participated in the Lions Club Halloween Contest...
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Ava Lady Bears Blast Chadwick Cardinals, ahead 30 at the Buzzer

By Jason Hoekema The Ava Lady Bears seem to have shaken off the season-start jitters after placing third in last week’s tournament. Monday, the Lady...

From the Mayor

Christmas Royalty 

Annual Ava Christmas Parade

Caring for Seniors

Ramblings of the Ole Parson