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Governor Parson Announces First Phase of “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan to Begin May...

JEFFERSON CITY –– During Monday’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced the first phase of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan outlining how Missouri...

Previous Pandemic

Editor’s note: COVID-19 isn’t the first time Ava and Douglas County have dealt with a deadly pandemic. On October 10, 1918, the Douglas County...

Ava City Council: Reopening Businesses Closed Due to COVID-19, Planning to Open Pool On...

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On Tuesday, April 28th the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. City Finances City Treasurer Peggy Porter...

Flatheads, Fords and Fortitude- A Spirited Start To Racing A nostalgic tribute...

By Sue Curry Jones The idea may have started from a group of young high school students who passed Doc Sallee’s Machine Shop every day...

Fun Parade Saturday for HOTO and Ava Place Residents

Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare and Rehab Center is hosting a special parade Saturday, May 2, in Ava.  Local folks are urged to attend...

COVID-19 Ate My Senior Year; Ava R-1 Seniors On Finishing High School At Home

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com Editor’s note: We asked some Ava R-1 High School Seniors about their experience of having their senior year cut short...

Stay Home Order Extended, Missouri May Be Past COVID-19 Peak

by Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com On Thursday, April 16th, Missouri Governor Mike Parson extended his “Stay Home Missouri” order until May 3rd. Governor Parson said the reason for...

Ava School Board Discusses COVID-19 Effects, Sets Elementary Summer School Schedule

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com The Ava R-1 School board met on April 14th. The meeting was broadcast online for attendance by the public. Consent Agenda In...

Local FFA Members Receive State’s Highest FFA Honor

Haley Herrera, Kennedy Meyer and Caitlin Welch of Ava have received the State FFA Degree, the highest degree members can receive at state level....

Ava Head Start Now Accepting  Applications

Even in these uncertain times, Head Start is working to provide services to preschoolers and their families, as every spring children are recruited for...
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Average Missourians Need Help Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

New Missouri Poverty Report Highlights Challenges Average Missourians Face JEFFERSON CITY — The Missourians to End Poverty coalition, in partnership with Missouri Community Action Network,...

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