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Yard Sales

The City of Ava and Douglas County are requesting that all community yard sales be postponed through the month of April. We will evaluate...

Mayor and Presiding Commissioner Commend Community Response

Mayor Burrely Loftin and Presiding Commissioner Lance Stillings announced this week that they were pleased on how City and County officials are attempting to...

CARES Act: Recovery Check FAQ

The Republican Finance Committee recently prepared this guide to the recovery checks announced under the recently approved CARES Act. Q: Who is eligible for a...

Bypassing Ava: For Harold Hutchinson, and a wife with a way with food, the...

(Editors Note: This article is reprinted from  the 1963 Missouri State Highway Commission Annual Report, investigating how the Route 5 bypass had affected Ava. Two...

Local Veteran Groups Begin Building Projects

  Two local veterans groups announced building projects this week in Ava. (Above) the former Emily’s Closet building on the northwest corner of the square...

Ava R-1 School District Files Counterclaim Against Bus Route Owners

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On Monday, March 23rd the Ava R-1 School District filed a Counterclaim for Declaratory Judgment and Breach of Contract against a...

Ava City Council: Mayor to Handle COVID-19 Related Utility Non-payments On Case-by-Case Basis

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On Tuesday, March 24th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Coronavirus Update Loftin said the city...

Ava R-1 School Board: COVID-19 Response, Bus Drivers Deliver Meals, Daycamps Offered, April...

Editor’s Note: In keeping with the CDC’s latest recommendations for groups of no more than 10 people gather in person, this month’s school board...

City of Ava’s Response Regarding Coronavirus

In keeping with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as recommendations from the Governor, the City of Ava will...

New Angels of Ava

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com In 1940, Ava had an angel. Envelopes of money mysteriously showed up in people’s mailboxes.  $100, more or less. About $1850 in...
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