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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...

Good Samaritan

Photo submitted On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Jayden Vinyard, age 10, above, spent his free time picking up trash in the lower section of the...

Local Youths Compete and Place in World Championship Fiddle Contest

The 83rd World Championship Fiddlers Festival was held Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Porth Ag Arena, in Crockett, Texas.  The one-day event is an...
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