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Veterans Honored in Ava

by Michael Boyink/mike@douglascountyherald.com The 11th hour. On the 11th day. Of the 11th month. When the first World War ended. And now, when we remember. And honor. And...

2019 Youth Award Winner 


The Snoop

I learned about Elie Wiesel more than 25 years ago when he was still living.  I read one of his books.  Elie Wiesel was a...

Local Veterans Recognized for Service

On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Piece and Friendship Quilt Guild, and Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation, hosted a special event to recognize 21 local...

Veterans Memorial Dedicated

by Michael Boyink/mike@douglascountyherald.com It wasn’t exactly what you would call a “nice day.” The winds blew. The rains came. And the temps dropped. And yet, approximately 70...

AHS Students Offer Musical Presentation Nov. 14-16

The Ava High School Choir and Speech Department will be presenting Emma: A Pop Musical  at the Ava school’s Performing Arts Center on Nov....

Greetings From Antelope Island, Utah

by Michael Boyink/mike@douglascountyherald.com They should call it “Maybe Antelope Island.” Because maybe it’s an island. Or maybe it’s a peninsula.  It all depends on the current water...

New JAG Program at Ava R-1 Inducts Student Officers

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com “I must choose a career appropriate to my interests, abilities and aptitudes.” “My success is earned through my efforts at school and...

All Out of Candy

by Michael Boyink/mike@douglascountyherald.com Princesses, Superheros, Butterflies, Clowns and Cows Run Ava Merchants Out of Treats The cooler weather wasn’t slowing the kids down. The sign in...

Volunteer Fire Department Tests Equipment and Emergency Rescue Skills

It is likely we have all used the expression, “where there is smoke, there is fire.”  This old adage most generally refers to rumors...
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Watch For Changing Traffic Patterns This Thanksgiving Holiday! 

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds everyone to expect an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Season in a Shot