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Douglas County Roads: Where Does the Money Come From?

by Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com Money for roads. Where all does it come from? Last week we looked at one source - the road maintenance-specific sales tax Douglas...

OATS Schedule Update for Ava/Douglas County 

In observance of Independence Day, most OATS routes will not run on Friday, July 3rd. OATS Transit is now open for regular transportation service, but...

Highway 76 Accident Injures One

Gregory Rawlins, 43, of Ozark, MO sustained serious injuries on Monday, June 15th in a one-vehicle accident on Monday, June 15th.  The crash happened on...

How Many Times Did You Buy Gas During COVID-19? GasBuddy Reveals Which U.S. Cities...

GasBuddy’s fuel transaction data reveals local economies and varying degrees of stay-at-home orders. BOSTON — On average a person in Dallas visited the pump nearly...

Dent County Routes Are Undergoing Chip Sealing  

DENT COUNTY – Motorists are advised to be on the lookout for chip seal work taking place on two routes near Salem. The work crew...

Missouri Weekly Gas Price Update

(JUNE 1, 2020) - Missouri gas prices have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.63/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily...


Michael Boyink/Herald Missouri State Highway Trooper DJ Johnson inspects the overturned semi of James Chaddock, 58, of Sycamore, Illinois. Chaddock was driving northbound on Highway 5...

Wright County Route 38 to Close for Repairs

  MoDOT has announced that MO Route 38 in Wright County will be closed as contractor crews construct a new bridge over Evening Shade Creek. The...

Missouri Attorney General’s Office Releases Annual Vehicle Stops Report

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Attorney General’s Office has released the annual vehicle stops report, an aggregation of data covering all vehicle stops...
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Bethany Baptist – Norma Stilllings

June 22 – Ruby Corder and Kay Johnson are still making dresses for the “Dress a Girl Around the World” Project. Together they have...

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