Storm Siren Testing

June 10, 2021

Ava’s storm sirens will be tested on Wednesday, June 16th at 10:00 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the tests will be the held the next day, Thursday, June 17th, 2021.

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Ava R-1 2021/2022 Hires

June 10, 2021

During a special meeting the Ava R-1 School board approved the following staff changes for the 2021/2022 school  year: Hires: 7th Grade Math – Annette Copeland Elementary Math Intervention – Brandy Harvill 4th Grade – April Nash Middle School Math Intervention – Sabrina Lafferty HS SPED – Ginessa McFarlin HS SPED – Cindy Hailey HS…

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Local Students on MSU-WP Dean’s List

June 10, 2021

Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) have announced their Dean’s List honorees for the 2021 spring semester. To qualify for the MSU-WP Dean’s List, students must have earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average for 12 or more credit hours taken during the semester. Students who maintain a 4.0 grade point average for…

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Hot Weather Coming

June 10, 2021

According to the National Weather Service, the hottest weather of the year is expected from Wednesday – Friday of this week. “Hot and humid conditions to (expected to) develop rapidly Wednesday into Friday with heat indices approaching 100 degrees. Added concern that the recent rainy, mild conditions haven’t offered a chance to become acclimated to…

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Foxtrotters Firing Up, 42nd Annual 3 Year Old Futurity and Spring Show Runs June 9-12

June 10, 2021

The 42nd annual 3-Year-Old Futurity and Spring Show of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association is under way at Ava and will continue through Saturday night. The Spring Show opened on Tuesday with the annual Youth Seminar, and classes began showing on Wednesday morning in the Versatility Arena on the association’s showgrounds just north…

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Discover the Ozarks Festival Runs June 18-20

June 10, 2021

On Father’s Day weekend – June 18, 19 and 20th – the Discover the Ozarks Festival will take place in Ava and surrounding areas. Started as the “2500 Miles of Arts and Culture” event in 2018, Discover the Ozarks is firing up again this year after being canceled due to COVID in 2020. Activities offered…

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Ava Diplomas Ready

June 10, 2021

Diplomas for the Ava High School Class of 2021 will be ready on Monday, June 14th.   Graduates should call the Ava High School office ahead of time to inquire about any account balances.  Also, graduates need to bring their assigned Chromebook.  Serial numbers will be checked, restrictions lifted, and then the Chromebook will be…

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Ava City Council Approves $12M Budget for FY 2022

June 10, 2021

On Tuesday, June 8th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Attendance Alderman Keith Jones and City Attorney Larry Tyrell were absent. Councilmen present were Billy Stewart, Noel Dye, and Stan Lovan. City Finances City Treasurer Peggy Porter said the city ended May “doing well” with $3.9 Million in…

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Ava Band Students Macys-Bound

June 10, 2021

Eight Ava R-I Band students have been selected to march and play in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 25 in New York City. Selected band members include (in no particular roder) Rachael Elliott, Laurynn Brooks, Jansen Breshears, Camryan Bishop, Qwynn Gieber, Abby Hartley, Bethany Menke, and Harley Yocum.

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6 Traffic Fatalities, 1 Boating Fatality, 1 Drowning Over Holiday

June 3, 2021

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, six people died in traffic crashes over the 2021 Memorial Day weekend counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 28, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 31, 2021. Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers investigated the following over the 2021 Memorial Day holiday weekend: Traffic Statistics Crashes — 270 Injuries…

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