Legalizing Sports Betting Could Fund Education, Veterans

By Shoshana Dubnow, Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Legalizing sports betting in Missouri would generate revenue for education and veterans under a proposal debated by...

Senator Mike Cunningham Report

Here at the Capitol, we get used to people shading the truth, so we take notice when somebody lays out facts without much spin....

Representative Karla Eslinger Report

Hello Friends,  Our 100th General Session of the Missouri House of Representatives is well underway. I received my committee assignments and we held our first...

Congressman Jason Smith Report

Gross Pay People in southern Missouri always tell me they wish their federal government budgeted more like a family farm or small business – operating...

Virginia Governor – Is Anybody Safe? 

By Glenn Mollette  Virginia Governor Ralph Northam refuses to resign after an alleged picture of him in black face surfaced. Northam at first said the...

Representative Karla Eslinger 155th District Legislative Update

I am excited to announce that my legislative office for the 2019 legislative session is open and ready to serve residents of the 155th...

Senator Mike Cunningham

Two weeks ago, the governor came before a joint session of the House and Senate to lay out his legislative and budget priorities for...

Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report

Unprecedented This week the U.S. House of Representatives under Speaker Pelosi’s leadership reached a new low. The obstruction to President Trump has threatened the livelihoods...

Senator Mike Cunningham

As every fourth-grade student learns in civics class, Missouri’s government has three distinct branches: the legislature, the executive and the courts. Each of these...

Update: Local Effects of Federal Government Shutdown

By Michael Boyink   Here’s a rundown on how the ongoing Federal Government Shutdown is affecting Ava and Douglas County. We’ll update each week as the...
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Douglas County Health Department Schedule

417-683-4174 603 NW 12th Ave., P.O. Box 940, Ava, Mo. 65608 Regular Office Hours:  Mon. Tues. Fri. 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Wed. Thurs. 8:00 a.m....

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