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Shnurfy Goods, Boutique & Mercantile Joins the Chamber

September 16, 2021

By Michelle Strubeck A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on September 16th to welcome Shnurfy Goods, Boutique and Mercantile to the Ava Chamber of Commerce. Owner Levie Watterson stated she loves being on the Ava square and seeing the progress that is being made and seeing the town grow. Levie said it is her passion,…

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County Commission Working On Its Plan

September 16, 2021

By Kimberly Combs Better Newspapers, Inc. In January, Travis Cheyney and Brad Loveless took office as District 1 and District 2 commissioners. The two men entered office with a plan…a six-month plan, a first-year plan, and a first-term plan. Over six months into their first term as county commissioners, the two men are on target…

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MFTHBA Crowns Winners

September 16, 2021

By Ben Coffman the 63rd World Show and Celebration came to a conclusion Saturday at MFTHBA World Headquarters in Ava, Missouri. Saturday nights events seen the crowing of World Grand Champions and Reserve World Grand Champions in the final twelve class of the 8 day event. A total of 138 classes were exhibited since Sunday…

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Degase Elected Sheriff’s Assn. Sergeant of Arms

September 16, 2021

By Ben Coffman Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase, was elected Sergeant of Arms of the Missouri Sheriff’s Association on August 18th at their conference in Lake of the Ozark. The office is a 1-year term; every year the position moves up. There are seven positions Sergeant of Arms, Treasurer, Secretary, 3rd Vice President, 2nd Vice…

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Constitution Week September 17th-23rd

September 16, 2021

September 17, 2021 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention.

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September 13 COVID update

September 16, 2021

Confirmed-10 Probable-1 Hospitalized-9 Active-22 Recovered-1639 Deaths-41 Information from the Douglas County Health Department

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Electronic Waste Recycling Oct. 9

September 16, 2021

A free electronic waste recycling event will be held Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at 935 W. Washington Ave. (old bowling alley lot). Items will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis until transport truck is full. If it ran with a cord or battery, it will be accepted no matter the…

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Mountain Grove Woman Killed in Douglas Co. Crash

September 16, 2021

A Mountain Grove woman died Sept. 12 in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Douglas County. The accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. on private property on County Road 150, seven miles south of Mountain Grove. Karla S. Besson, 53, was driving a 2001 Polaris Sportsman 400. The Highway Patrol said the accident occurred when her ATV…

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September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

September 16, 2021

By Michelle Strubeck The Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association (DCVMA) held a remembrance ceremony on 9/11 to honor those that were lost and those that serve. First Responders received a special invitation and they and their families enjoyed a free meal afterwards. Nancy Crain of the DCVMA welcomed everyone and stated that the DCVMA is…

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The Ava Chamber of Commerce welcomes M. C. Wayne’s Welding

September 16, 2021

By Michelle Strubeck The Ava Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 10th to welcome M. C. Wayne’s Welding as the newest member of the Chamber of Commerce. Owner Corey Wayne stated being a member gives him and his business partner, Robert Sprick an opportunity to help the community grow and build…

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