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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has had a very busy week, with a huge influx of calls for service with 141 received and answered.  The jail has also been busy with 24 individuals arrested and booked.  Currently, there are 25 in the Douglas County Jail. On August 22, 2018, Corporal Wallace made a traffic stop…

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Current River State Park Hosts Cave Education Event Sept. 7 – 8 

JEFFERSON CITY – Current River State Park invites the public to delve deeper into caves and the subterranean ecosystems of the Ozarks at the park’s first-ever Cave-In education event Friday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Sept. 8, at and near the park. The Cave-In is a coordinated effort by the Missouri Speleological Survey, Cave Research Foundation,…

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Blunt Makes Statement on the Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on Wednesday, August 22, after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule: “I’m pleased President Trump is moving forward with an all-of-the-above energy policy that will benefit Missouri families and help businesses compete in a global economy,” said…

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2018 Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Show and Celebration Calendar of Events

All Week Events: 50/50 Raffle, MFTHBA Membership Committee; Round Pen Raffle, MFTHBA Show Committee; Membership Drive Special. Saturday, Sept. 1 (pre-show event) 6 p.m.  MFTHBA Membership Dinner, Versatility Arena Sunday, Sept. 2 11 a.m. New Exhibitor Welcome Session hosted by the MFTHBA Membership Committee, Hall of Fame Room; 12 p.m. Versatility Q & A, Roy…

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Activity Report – From The Ava Police Dept.

Reggie Johnson, Chief Phone 417-683-2900–Answered 24 Hours a Day Calls By Type August 19 – August 25  Alarm – 1 Animal Call – 1 Assault – 1 Agency Assist – 8 Check Building – 32 Check Person – 5 Check Vehicle – 6 Check Well-Being – 3 Civil – 3 Community Policing – 8 Disturbance, Domestic – 1…

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Asphalt Work Proceeding

A crew from M&R Asphalt Paving and Sealing were in the parking lot in front of Dollar General and Curtis Department Store repairing work done by a previous asphalt contractor this week. As work continues in the area please be aware of workers and equipment. 

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Bridge Sealing Project to Close Two Northbound Route 65 Interchange Ramps

Work to be done over two separate weekends SPRINGFIELD – Drivers can expect two northbound Route 65 interchange ramps – one at Route 60 and the other at I-44 – in Springfield to close over two separate weekends in early September, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. Contractor crews will clean and then seal the…

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Kitchen Fire in Ava

The City of Ava Police Department and the Ava Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire August 25, at 7:46 p.m. The fire was contained to the kitchen where the fire originated, as it also traveled into the ceiling above the stove.  The damage was quickly contained and extinguished. The incident was declared a…

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6th Annual Silvey Stampede  Friday September 14

The Ava Cross Country team will host its 6th annual Silvey Stampede on Friday, Sept. 14 before the home football game. Deadline to pre-register and receive your t-shirt on the day of the race is Monday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m.  Those pre-registered forms may be picked up and turned back in to the elementary,…

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Ava’s Jacob Key Attends Boys State

WARRENSBURG, Mo –– Jacob William Key participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 16-23 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Key was selected based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at Ava High School.  Boys State is a pure democracy in that…

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