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Pioneer Heritage Festival Oct. 6-7 at Chapel Grove

The Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks, an event that revisits the frontier lifestyle, is coming up next week in October, as organizers are gearing up to celebrate the skills and culture from our Ozark heritage. This fall marks the second official year of the Pioneer Heritage Festival, and once again, the event will be…

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Mighty Mite Football

On Thursday, Sept 20, Mighty Mite football teams were readying for play in the grassy area behind the middle school building to the west.  For spectators and parents, team play is not only entertaining but fun to watch, as the enthusiasm of the players will definitely bring a smile to your face.  

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Wall That Heals Honors Ceremony Held Saturday

The bleachers were overflowing with spectators when the Wall That Heals Honors Ceremony began on Saturday with prayer and the National Anthem sung by Rachael Wendell.  Leon Combs of Bradleyville gave an introductory welcome to the crowd as he introduced Dr. Jerry Davis, president of College of the Ozarks.  Combs recognized Davis and C of…

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2018 Homecoming King and Queen Candidates

Ava R-I homecoming festivities which includes the parade and king and queen coronation ceremony, are on Friday, Sept. 28 when the varsity Ava Bears take on the Houston Tigers.  The candidates shown above are, from left to right, standing, Taylor George, Ashton Bewley and Becca Elliott, and seated, Waylin Moon, Caleb Johnson and Stephen Copeland. …

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Ava Elementary School Named In 2018 List of America’s Healthiest Schools

Ava Elementary to be honored with national award for promoting healthy eating and physical activity. AVA, Mo. Sept. 18, 2018 – Ava Elementary School  been named to the 2018 list of America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, receiving national recognition for their commitment to students’ health and well-being. As a part…

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Douglas County Health Department Offers Free Flu Shot Clinic

With winter fast approaching, the Douglas County Health Department is once again offering free flu shots for Douglas County residents, while supplies last.  Starting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, during regular business hours, county residents are encouraged to stop in and receive a flu shot. No appointment is necessary.  The shots are offered on a first…

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City Council Cancels Sept 25 Meeting

The City of Ava canceled the Ava Board of Alderman meeting scheduled this week on Tuesday.  Councilmen will reconvene on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall.  

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Vandalism Charges Filed Against Ava Man 

The Ava Police Department reports charges have been filed against Dallas R. Tarpley, age 24, of Ava, for vandalism and property damage that occurred in the northeast side of town on August 6, 2018.  Ava Police Chief Reggie Johnson reports that on September 7, 2018, Tarpley was charged with a class E felony for  Property…

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Associate Court Day Proceedings Sept. 20

During Judge Elizabeth Bock’s Associate Court Day docket on Thursday, Sept. 20, there was a total of 66 cases on the docket.   There were 56 misdemeanor cases, five felony cases and five infractions. There were ten misdemeanor and / or infraction guilty pleas, and 13 failure to appear warrants issued. 

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Missouri State Releases Summer 2018 Dean’s List

Students from Douglas County made the Dean’s list. SPRINGFIELD – Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean’s list. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least six credit hours during the summer semester and at least a 3.50 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale).…

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