Absentee Voting Open

March 4, 2021

Absentee voting for Ava Mayor and the Ava R-1 School Board is open for residents at the Douglas County Clerks Office. The schedule is: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. [Until April 6th]. Saturday, April 3rd 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 5th 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. April…

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Recent Snow a Challenge for County Crews

March 4, 2021

It had been a while since Douglas County road crews had to tackle a significant level of snowfall. During the recent snowfall road crews were challenged by the unusual cold as much as the snowfall, Douglas County Presiding Commissioner Lance Stillings stated. He said crews had to deal with getting equipment running in the extreme…

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2nd COVID Shot Clinic

March 4, 2021
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Penn Makes His Mark in Metal

March 4, 2021

By Doug Berger Matthias Penn has been swinging a blacksmith hammer for over 14 years. He built his first shop at the age of 14. The 16×16 foot shop in Douglas County is still in use today, but Penn has expanded it with a 16×20 foot addition on one side, and a coal shed on…

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Local 2020 MSU Graduates

March 4, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, MO – (02/24/2021)– Missouri State University awarded 1,534 degrees to students in fall 2020. The commencement ceremonies took place Dec. 11, 2020, at JQH Arena. The following local students earned degrees: Alayna Brown of Ava graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Psychology. Rebecca Harris of Ava graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, English, Summa…

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FFA Breakfast

March 4, 2021

   

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Students of the Month

March 4, 2021
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Associate Court Day

March 4, 2021

During Associate Court Day on February 25, 2021, there was a total of 126 criminal cases on the docket with some still being conducted by video. There were 33 felony cases, 79 misdemeanor cases and 14 infractions. There were 15 misdemeanor and/or infraction guilty pleas and 21 failure to appear warrants were issued. Two cases…

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on March 16th

March 4, 2021

The Douglas County and Wright County Health Departments will be holding a joint COVID-19 vaccination clinic on March 16th at the Mansfield Community Center. Appointments are required. Interested parties can call: 417-741-7791 417-926-0009 417-683-4174 Vaccinations will be available to  individuals in the Phase 1A, 1B with Tiers 1,2, and 3 opened up for appointments. Individuals…

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Ava R-1 School Board: Dial Retires, Dalton New Super, Seigler New AD

February 25, 2021

The Ava R-1 School Board convened for their regular monthly meeting last Thursday, February 18th.  Closed Session Dial retires, Dalton as Super During closed session the board voted 7-0 to accept the retirement resignation of Dr. Jason Dial effective at the end of this school year. The board voted 7-0 to hire Aaron Dalton as…

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