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Pioneer Festival in Ava Announces Music and Event Schedule

September 30, 2021

     The fourth annual Pioneer Festival of the Ozarks will be held this year at the Fox Trotters showgrounds on Hwy 5 just north of Ava on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2. The gate opens at 10 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday, while music begins at noon each day going until…

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Covid Update as of September 27th

September 30, 2021

Confirmed 2 Probable 1 Active 12 Recovered 1680 Hospitalized 4 Information from the Douglas County Health Department.

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Ava Man Seriously Injured

September 30, 2021

An Ava man was seriously injured September 25th in a one-vehicle crash. The accident occurred at 9:55 P.M. on Highway 14, 3.5 miles from Ava. Joshua C. Patterson, 26, was flown by Life Flight from the scene after he wrecked his 2002 Yamaha motorcycle. The Highway Patrol said Patterson ran off the right side of…

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An Introduction to Macrobiotic Cooking

September 30, 2021

By Michelle Strubeck Many people may not have heard of macrobiotic cooking or if they have, they might be unsure of what it is. Macrobiotic cooking is based on ancient Chinese medicine. It follows a diet of whole, pure prepared foods to balance the yin and yang. Christina Chiffo of Touch of Healing Wellness Center…

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Lions Club Supports Coats for Kids Campaign

September 23, 2021

By Michelle Strubeck The Lions Club recently presented Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase with a check for $100 for their Coats for Kids campaign. Sheriff Degase stated in the past they have always held fundraisers such as softball or corn hole tournaments, but due to COVID and wanting to error on the side of caution,…

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Remembrance Month for POW/MIA’s

September 23, 2021

September has been designated as a remembrance month for POW/MIA’s and September 17th is National POW/MIA recognition day. Mayor Burrely Loftin recently signed a proclamation recognizing the month. The information on the proclamation reads as follows: The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is committed to achieving a full accounting of all POW/MIA’s from the Gulf…

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FFA Auction Raises Over $36,000

September 23, 2021

Written by Kerre Clark President of the Ava FFA Booster Club The Ava FFA Booster Club hosted their 5th Annual Auction and Dinner event on Saturday, September 18th at the Cold Creek Cowboy Church. After weeks of preparation it was an exciting event to watch it all play out. With approximately 400 members of the…

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Man Arrested on Sex Charges

September 23, 2021

A Willow Springs man has been charged in Douglas County for a sex crime involving a child younger than 12 years old. On September 9, 2021 Jeremy Collins, age 40, of Willow Springs, Missouri was placed on a 24-hour hold in the Douglas County jail for a charge of Child Molestation that was investigated by…

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Being Your Own Boss-Is Owning a Business Right for You?

September 23, 2021

By Michelle Strubeck With an ever changing world, more people are working remotely and some are rethinking their careers altogether. The idea of being your own boss can be very appealing to some, but there are a number of factors to consider when opening a business. First, you have to decide if business ownership is…

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Gear Up for the Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks

September 23, 2021

By Michelle Strubeck The Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks will take place on October 1st and 2nd at the Foxtrotters Showgrounds.  Nina Carter,  President of the festival said the mission of the two day gathering is centered around preserving traditional Ozarks culture and skills, acknowledge local artisans, and build new community relations. Exhibitors are…

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