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The Snoop 7.27.2017

During the past week we have heard complaints about the content of a magazine, Teen Vogue, published, supposedly, for young girls but containing content not fit for any age, let alone adolescents. Is this what our forefathers had in mind ...

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The Snoop 7.20.2017

“Jim the Wonder Dog” I’ve heard stories about “Jim, the Wonder Dog” for many years. In fact, the Herald just recently ran a series of stories, beginning back in February, highlighting the life and feats of Jim. The articles were ...

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The Snoop 7.13.2017

July Is Arachnoiditis Awareness Month If I mentioned that Governor Greitens had proclaimed the month of July to be Arachnoiditis Awareness Month In Missouri you would probably say something like, “Huh?”, or “Okaaaay.” That’s understandable. I, too, had never heard ...

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The Snoop 6.22.2017

It’s only June, but the fall sports events for area public schools will be upon us in the blink of an eye. Ava R-1 athletic director Rex Sawyer sent out the fall schedules last week, showing that games at the ...

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The Snoop 3.16.2017

Practically anyone can tell you that today, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. But few people know, or even care, that March 12-18 is also Sunshine Week. What does that mean? The so-called “Sunshine Law” means any public governmental body ...

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The Snoop 3.9.2017

Have you seen the posters around Ava announcing there is a circus coming to Ava today? Well, it’s not. Someone went to a lot of trouble to put up the false posters, and for what reason? There is no telephone ...

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The Snoop 3.2.2017

In 2015 Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe Pageant, and Sunday night Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announce the wrong film winner at the Oscars. So, how do you explain such awkward blunders? Easy. Live TV ...

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The Snoop 2.23.2017

The following story was brought to us by Jan Sparnicht, an employee of the local Walmart store. She asked that the story be shared, and we are happy to do so. A DIFFERENT KIND OF STORY  Written by Jan Sparnicht ...

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The Snoop 12.25.2016

The (real) Reason For the Season “… the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s ...

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The Snoop 11.24.2015

While I don’t necessarily subscribe to Al Gore’s theory of global warming, fall was sure a long time coming this year. The warmer temperatures hung on a lot longer than usual and even the fall colors were about a month ...

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