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Soccer

January 27, 2022

Local teens from Ava win 1st indoor soccer game at Lake Country in Springfield on Saturday. The Berzerker FC, players include: Blake Reed, Hunter Diamond, Quin Breeding, Jordan Hutchison, Dathan Kilgore, Matthew Watson, Jacob Carroll, Malachi Williams, Logan Elliott, Logan Churchill (not pictured Jerico Richardson & Wyatt Coberly). Coaches are Hunter Downs and Reece Goforth.

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Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force Releases Final Report of Recommendations

January 20, 2022

Jefferson City – Governor Mike Parson announced that the Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force has released its final report of recommendations to support small businesses across the state. In the report, the Task Force summarizes its findings and provides potential solutions related to workforce, supply chain, access to resources, broadband, and support for minority-…

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Just A Reminder

January 20, 2022

The Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office telephone number 417-683-1020 will still reach the Sheriff ’s Office; however, you will reach emergency dispatch, soon to be full 911. So, when you call the emergency number 417-683-1020, it will be answered “Douglas County 911 what is your emergency.” In order to better serve you the Douglas County…

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Missouri Highway Patrol sends errant alert about searching for vehicle from Batman

January 20, 2022

Why so serious? The Missouri Highway Patrol on Tuesday evening sent out an errant alert that said authorities were searching for a purple and green 1978 Dodge 3700GT in Gotham City, Missouri.The problem: It was intended as a test message. There is no Gotham City, Missouri, and that’s the vehicle used by the Joker in…

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Donation to Ava Area Animal Welfare League

January 13, 2022

DONATION: The Douglas County Community Foundation recently awarded $2,000 to the Ava Area Animal Welfare League, Jr. (AAAWL,Jr.). AAAWL, Jr. partners with local veterinarians to expand access to spay/neuter services through their programs. They have helped fund over 2,100 surgeries since founding in 2007. Find them on Facebook. Shown above from left to right are…

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Heroes to Hives opens enrollment for 2022

January 13, 2022

Enrollment is open for Heroes to Hives, a free program that helps military veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and their families learn the art of beekeeping. University of Missouri Extension agronomist Travis Harper leads the Missouri program, the first state chapter of the national Heroes to Hives program(opens in new window). The course includes nine prerecorded…

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Missouri State Highway Patrol: Application Deadline Approaching For The 115th Recruit Class

January 9, 2022

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and is offering testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 115th Recruit Class,…

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Missouri to Honor First Responders Seriously Injured in the Line of Duty with new Red, White and Blue Award

January 7, 2022

Jefferson City – On January 5, Governor Mike Parson announced that the state, for the first time, will begin honoring first responders who are seriously injured in the line of duty as they carry out their official responsibilities. The Missouri Red, White and Blue Heart Award will be awarded for injuries sustained on the job,…

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Missouri recorded more than 1,000 traffic deaths in 2021

January 7, 2022

For the first time since 2006, more than 1,000 people died in traffic crashes last year in Missouri, the state transportation department said. Preliminary data showed 1,004 people were killed in crashes last year, a 2% increase over 2020 and the second consecutive year fatalities increased after more than a decade of declining, the Missouri…

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Aging Equipment Plagues County Commission

January 7, 2022

During December, the Douglas County Commission has been trying to repair roads and fix damage caused by recent rains. Their work has not been easy. Both road districts have been plagued with equipment breakdowns. “Four of our five dump trucks in the district were broke down,” Commissioner Brad Loveless explained. In mid-December, the trucks were…

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