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City Council Holds Meeting Nov. 25

As the Douglas County Herald goes to press on Tuesday evening, Ava Board of Aldermen and city officials are convening for a 5:00 p.m. meeting, with only one topic noted for open session –– unfinished business, architect presentations. Three architectural ...

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Looking Backward 11.20.2014

Looking Backward

25 Years Ago November 16, 1989   Ava’s new wastewater treatment plant is in operation and Mayor Bud Norman told councilmen Monday night that the plant is operating well. An 80-year-old deer hunter from the St. Louis area was found ...

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What About This…? 11.20.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano They say that youth is wasted on the young – I suppose because once we are old enough to appreciate youth, for us it is gone. But retire­ment, no matter how long antici­pated, is far better ...

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Laxie Mary Grote, 101

Laxie Mary Grote, 101 years, 4 months, and 3 days old, passed to Heaven on Nov. 18, 2014, at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo. Laxie was born July 15, 1913 in Douglas County, Ava, Mo., to Marion and ...

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Selbia C. Brooks, 99

Selbia Clifford Brooks, 99, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Nov. 18, 2014. Selbia was born July 27, 1915, at Squires, Mo., the son of Guy Arthur and Sarah Elizabeth (Ipock) Brooks. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, ...

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The Snoop 11.20.2014


The midterm elections of 2014 showed, clearly, that Americans are generally fed up with the liberal attitude and lack of respect for American principles displayed by the Obama administration. The Republican party is in a good position to reclaim the ...

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Smith Report 11.20.2014

Executive Amnesty Outside President’s Authority Well, it has happened again. President Obama is threatening to use his self-imposed executive authority to take sweeping action the majority of Americans oppose. This time he is talking about granting amnesty to millions of ...

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SCOCOG Employee Charged With Possessing Child Porn

SPRINGFIELD – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced Monday that an employee of the South Central Ozarks Council of Governments has been charged in federal court with possessing child pornography on his worksite computer. ...

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Migrating Pelicans Make Stop In Ava


A flock of about 3 dozen American white pelicans made a stop in Ava this week. These birds were found Tuesday morning on the city lagoon near the MoDOT maintenance building. Conservation Agent Mark Henry said it is not unusual ...

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