Academic All-State Honors

Photo courtesy of coach Emily Petty and Leigh Heriford Ava High School volleyball players recently recognized for earning Academic All-State during the 2018-19 season are...

Season Closed: Lady Bears Basketball

By Jason Hoekema MOUNTAIN VIEW – The Lady Bears had to finish the season out-matched against the number 20 team in the state of Missouri...

Lasting Impression: Eagles Soar Past Bears After 9-Point Lead in 1Q

By Jason Hoekema They say that first impressions leave a lasting mark, and that rang true for the Lady Bears after Bradleyville tore open the...

One Last Hoop-la: Lady Bears Play Season’s Final Match

By Jason Hoekema The last, final excursion for the Lady Bears in the 2018-2019 season occurred Monday at the Class 3, District 11 Missouri State...

Double Coverage

Tough Match

By Jason Hoekema There is only room for one victor in a basketball game, and it sometimes comes down to a pivot in momentum during...

Playoff Pictures Are All Uphill

By Jason Hoekema Monday, Feb. 18 marks the start of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 3, District 11 playoff tournaments for...

A Fond Farewell

ABOVE: From left: Araina Evans, Lauren Mendel, Ashton Bewley, and Emily Stillings pose together following their final home game as high school seniors. BELOW:...

Seniors Celebrate!

From left: Drake King, Tom Emerich, Caleb Johnson, and William Mork stand for a photograph following their final home game which ended with a...

The Greatest Show

From Behind 10, To Ahead 10. Ava Tops Salem at Hoopcoming By Jason Hoekema It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”  This...
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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....

Looking Backward

Youth Art Month

A Small Medium @ Large

Family Enjoys Cruise