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Douglas County Veterans Are Busy Counting Days Till The Wall Arrives

By Larry Morrison  It seems that sometimes in life one is just busier than other times.  This is one of those times for the Douglas County Veterans.  As announced in March, the Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association (DCVMA) were notified they had been selected to host The Wall That Heals in September.  Although that seems…

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The Snoop 5.17.2018

Tree houses are for kids, or so it has seemed over the years.  But recently, maybe within the last ten years, there has been a movement to construct elaborate get-away homes, in trees.  These retreats are not only tree houses with a view, but upscale mini-homes with running water, electricity, air conditioning and heat, skylights,…

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What About This…? 5.17.2018

The other day I heard two people talking about the differences we see in the Federal Government when we compare the present administration to past administrations.  I’m not going to speak of those differences, each of us can evaluate them on our own, but I do want to say something about the conversation they were…

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Fire Hydrant Report 5.17.2018

Max reporting for duty as the Douglas County Herald’s newest reporter. I haven’t been in the office much, as I’ve been sniffing around Ava, just looking for the next hot topic to take a bite at and getting myself well groomed as this is official business.  My tail was in the “full wagging” position as…

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Rambling of the Ole Parson 5.17.2018

“It makes me love everybody…”  The song writer pinned these words many years ago.  And they are still true!  We don’t necessarily love everything they do or say, but every soul is precious to God and His children.   I am thinking of Esau and Jacob.  It seems they had never been close since they…

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Looking Backward 5.17.2018

25 years ago Rapid Lube and Tires opened this week in spacious new facilities just west of Sonic Drive-In.  Owner and operator Carl Calhoun says the business offers a complete car service package.   Kirk Dooms, acting postmaster at Ava, has announced that the week of May 17-22 is Mailbox Improvement Week.  Dooms requests that…

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A Small Medium at Large 5.17.2018

A recurrent theme of my writing is that restoring food independence to rural communities, and remaining a free people, is inexorably linked.  It is gratifying to learn that my column is spreading rather quickly to readers in nearby counties. Thanks for the interest!  Equally, it’s not everybody’s cup of tea.  My forays into cognitive science,…

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Wilma Pauline Brooke

Wilma Pauline Brooke, 92 years passed away on May 9, 2018 at her home. Pauline was born February 13, 1926 in Ava, Mo. to “G.W.” and Lenora (Jenkins) Plumb. On March 17, 1947 Pauline and Voyne Brooke were united in marriage at Mtn. Home, AR and were blessed with three children, Phyllis, Phillip, and Marcia.…

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Mary Lou Garfit

Mary Lou Garfit, 75 years, 8 months, 8 days old, passed away May 10, 2018 at her home with her brother, Ronnie by her side.  Mary Lou was born September 2, 1942 in Ava, MO. to Claude Eugene and Gertrude (Luna) Garfit. Mary Lou as a young woman worked at the Douglas County Court House…

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