Ava Art Guild Fall Show Results

October 15, 2020

The Ava Art Guild’s  Fall Art Show opened on Wednesday, October 14th and runs until October 24th.  There are  approximately 60 entries including paintings, 3-D art, fiber art and more.  The show is open Wednesday  through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to vote for People’s Choice in the adult and junior…

Read More >>

Baby Bump

October 15, 2020
Read More >>

Ava Community Supports Firefighters

October 15, 2020

On Saturday, October 10, the Ava City Fire Department held a fundraiser at the fire station on South Jefferson. The event featured a chili cookoff, auction, car show, and more.  According to Fire Chief Scotty Upchurch, the event raised $9310, which will all go towards purchasing new air packs (SCBA Units). Photos include (top) Firefighter…

Read More >>

Talking Turkey: Gary Herd Has Hand-Crafted Turkey Calls for 33 Years

October 15, 2020

by Doug Berger For 47 years, Gary Herd has been in the woods near his Thornfield home during the spring and fall seasons hunting turkeys. But since 1987 he has gone hunting with calls he has crafted himself. Today these calls go into the woods with many other turkey hunters, and are also found in…

Read More >>

Ava City Council: City Has >$3M in Reserves, Square Work to Be Complete by December 1st

October 15, 2020

                                                                                                             …

Read More >>

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

October 15, 2020

On the afternoon of September 27, 2020, Sheriff Degase arrested Matthew Frye, age 36, of Ava for multiple counts of burglary, property damage, and trespassing. Frye was found breaking into buildings and residence’s on CR 538 and upon arrival Sheriff Degase located Frye in a field with a stolen chainsaw. Frye was taken into custody…

Read More >>

Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Down to 38 COVID-19 Cases

October 8, 2020

                                                                 by Michael Boyink/[email protected] Last week, Douglas County saw its largest increase in COVID-29 numbers with 26 confirmed positive cases reported on the September…

Read More >>

Homecoming Royalty

October 8, 2020
Read More >>

Columbus Day

October 8, 2020

Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 12, and many offices and businesses will be closed for the holiday.  Since there will be no mail delivery on Monday, the Herald staff is asking all community correspondents to mail items early to ensure they arrive in time for next week’s publication.  If unable to mail the column by…

Read More >>

Judge Carter’s Circuit Law Day Oct. 6, 2020

October 8, 2020

During Judge Craig Carter’s Circuit law day on October 6, 2020, the following defendants were sentenced to the Department of Corrections:   Shane R. Bujarski, 41, Norwood, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for Possession of Methamphetamine after he admitted to violating his probation. The original offense occurred in June of 2016 and was…

Read More >>