Bittersweet Victory

  By Jason Hoekema Like the girls’ game on Monday, the Ava Bears boys’ basketball team took to the maple strips one last time at home....

Garner Takes 2nd at Archery Tournament

Joshua Garner (left) placed second in the boys division of the Skyline Middle School Archery tournament on February 2nd. Joshua is pictured with Skyline...

1,000 Points

Ashton Bewley, left, collides with Bradleyville’s Emily Williams as she tries to make a steal  during a non-conference, non-district game Thursday, Feb. 7, in...

Hoopcoming Royalty 2019

Photo provided by Amy Phillips   The Ava High School 2019 Hoopcoming Queen and King shown above were crowned Friday night just prior to the Ava...

Outgunned: Ava Lady Bears Fall to Salem at Home

By Jason Hoekema There is a song that says to dance with the one that brought you and you can’t go wrong. This was the...

Nail-Biter: Lady Bears Squeak Past Norwood After Halftime Knot

By Jason Hoekema For some of you, the varsity game may have taken you by surprise when it started ahead of the JV competition on...

Ava Holds on for Three Periods, Thayer Out-Paces Bears in Fourth Quarter

By Jason Hoekema THAYER – The Ava Bears went on the long road down to Thayer to play an SCA, non-district game against the Thayer...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Ava Bears Top Foul-Troubled Houston

By Jason Hoekema The Ava Bears toppled the foul-ridden Houston High School Tuesday night with a near-double score over the visiting Tigers.  The win wasn’t without...

MSHSAA To Move State Baseball Championships to Springfield Starting in 2021.

By Jason Hoekema SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri State High School Athletic Association has announced the move of the state’s baseball championships according to a Jan....

Lady Bears take 5th in annual Mansfield Tournament, To Play at Home Through Feb....

By Jason Hoekema MANSFIELD – Sliding to the left on the bracket after a Jan. 21 loss to Forsyth, the Lady Bears were matched up...
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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