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Firefighter of the Year

December 28, 2022

  The City of Ava Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year is Dan Eager, at left. He was presented the award by Chief Scotty Upchurch.

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Junior Firefighter of the Year

December 28, 2022

Austin Vinyard, left, was awarded the City of Ava Fire Department’s Junior Firefighter of the Year.

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Fire Department Officer of the Year

December 28, 2022

The City of Ava Fire Department’s Officer of the Year is Scotty Upchurch. Curly Rawlings, at left, presented Upchurch with the award.

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Twice as Sweet

December 28, 2022

Jason Hoekema Freelance SPRINGFIELD – The Ava Lady Bears continue their dominance on the court and got a second win over district rival, the Logan-Rogersville Lady Wildcats. The second match up between the teams came in the first round of play at the annual Pink and White Tournament and resulted in Ava’s sixth-consecutive win by…

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Route AC in Douglas and Ozark Counties Closed for Culvert Replacement

December 28, 2022

Missouri Route AC in Douglas and Ozark Counties will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between Route 14 in Douglas County and County Road 178 in Ozark County. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Thursday, Jan. 5 from 7:30 a.m.…

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Cold Snap

December 28, 2022

Jason Hoekema Freelance SPRINGFIELD – The Ava Bears are in the midst of one of the roughest seasons in school history as their losing streak extended to seven games following a 57-21 loss to Logan-Rogersville in the first round of the 77th Annual Blue and Gold Tournament and a 57-22 loss to Willard in the…

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Working on community partnerships

December 28, 2022

The Ava R-1 School District has been working on developing community relationships and partnerships. At the start of the school year, businesses adopted new staff members. In December, the elementary school hosted another Hat Day to benefit another student with a medical need. “Our students were given the privilege of partnering with Branded and Brewed…

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Ava R-1 Board of Education Meets

December 28, 2022

Hears Maintenance, Health Services Reports The Ava Board of Education met Thursday, Dec. 15. Maintenance Report Maintenance Director James Heath update the board of several maintenance items. Heath said the custodial and maintenance staff a continue to receive compliments on the cleanliness of the buildings and their great staff. “They are an asset to our…

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Congratulations, Maddox and Hannah!

February 17, 2022

Maddox Wade and Hannah Evans earned Academic All-State honors in Cross Country for the 2021 season. To earn this honor, a runner needs to have a 3.6 cumulative GPA or higher and have competed in a state series meet such as Dis-tricts. Sectionals and/or the State Meet. Congrats to this Ava Bear and Ava Lady…

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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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