Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of the Ava R-1 School District of Ava, MO that three members will be elected to the Board of Education for a term of three years each at the April 8, 2014 election. Candidates must be at least 24 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident taxpayer of the school district, will have resided in Missouri for a minimum of one year preceding the election, while holding office, not be serving a sentence or period of probation for a felony in Missouri or for a crime that would be a felony if committed in Missouri, and not be registered or required to be registered as a sex offender pursuant to Missouri law 589.400-425, RSMo. The opening date for candidates to file for these positions is December 17, 2013, 8:00 AM. Candidates may file during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the district administration office located at 507 NE 3rd Street. The closing date for filing is January 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m. The office will be closed December 22-January 1, 2014 for the Christmas holidays and may be closed at other times due to inclement weather.