Extracting Skills

January 21, 2021
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No Vaccine Here Yet

January 21, 2021

According to the Douglas County Health Department, “COVID-19 vaccine supplies remain limited. The Douglas County Health Department has yet to receive our first shipment. Once we receive the vaccine we want to ensure all those that are in the Phase 1A and 1B categories have had an opportunity to receive the shot . We will…

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Felker and Fossett Make Chancellor’s List

January 21, 2021

Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains have announced their Chancellor’s List honorees for the 2020 fall semester.  To qualify for the Missouri State-West Plains Chancellor’s List, students must have earned a 4.0 grade point average for 12 or more credit hours taken during the semester.  Students who maintain a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average…

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Jean’s Healthway Under New Ownership

January 21, 2021

by Doug Berger A long time Ava business, Jean’s Healthway, recently changed ownership after over 40 years of operation under the ownership of Jean Farbin. Jeff and Rachel Barry became the new owners on Dec. 30, 2020. Farbin had started the store with no previous experience operating a health food store. “I started out in…

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Do Facemasks Really Make a Difference? Ava R-1 Elementary Students Take Part in Science Experiment to Find Out

January 21, 2021

The students in Mrs. Lawler’s 3rd grade class at Ava Elementary are participating in a regional “Students as Scientist” investigation. This investigation is partnered with The Ozarks SySTEAMic Coalition and funded through a grant from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.  To begin the investigation each student took a pre-survey about masks. Results of the…

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Cedar Gap: Once Home to Memphis Colony: Now a 430 Acre Conservation Area

January 14, 2021

by Doug Berger Cedar Gap is known to many people just by the highway sign along Hwy. 60 several miles west of Mansfield. A limited number of the travelers on Hwy. 60 have ventured off the highway to see what remains of the community which was once a thriving railroad depot, summer resort area and…

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Ava City Council: Police Chief Johnson to Retire, Sgt. Overcast to Fill Role

January 14, 2021

On Tuesday, January 12th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Closed Session During closed session the council the aldermen voted 3-0 to promote Ava Police Sergeant David Overcast to Police Chief following current Police Chief Reggie Johnson’s retirement on May 31, 2021. City Finances City Treasurer Peggy Porter…

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Martin Luther King Day Closures

January 14, 2021

The Martin Luther King holiday is being observed Monday, Jan. 18, with most financial institutions and government agencies closing their doors for the holiday. Locally, offices in the Douglas County Courthouse and City of Ava will close for day, along with the Douglas County Library. Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday, consequently post…

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Wrestling with History: Douglas County Fair and American Legion Were Venues for Pro Wrestling Events

January 14, 2021

By Michael Boyink [email protected] It started in 1912. Or, at least, that’s the first time it’s mentioned in the Herald. “Perhaps the most interesting wrestling match ever held in our little city will be pulled off at the Wilson Opera house. Saturday night January 13th. The match will be between two of our home boys,…

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Sign Up to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination Once Available

January 14, 2021

Ozarks Healthcare is now accepting sign-ups for those who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available for them.  Based on availability and guidance from the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services (MO DHSS) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, Ozarks Healthcare will be providing the COVID-19 vaccine based…

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