(Ava, MO) – The Thanksgiving holiday will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 22, this year, and local businesses and government agencies will close on that day in observance of the holiday to spend time with family and friends.
Offices of the Douglas County Herald will close on Thursday and Friday for the holiday.
And, because the holiday falls on Thursday, the Herald will go to press for publication on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at noon. This moves our advertising deadline to Friday, Nov. 16, at 5:00 p.m. Correspondents are urged to please submit their community news items by Friday as well, however, some items may be accepted until noon on Monday, Nov. 19. The Herald will mail early on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Missouri State Highway Patrol driver examination offices will all close on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, in observance of Thanksgiving.
The Douglas County Courthouse and City of Ava will both be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. City trash routes normally served on Thursday and Friday will instead be picked up the following Monday.
The Douglas County Library will only close on Thursday.
As Thanksgiving is a federal holiday, mail delivery service will be suspended for the day, and most businesses and banks will close for the day as well.
Area businesses closing only on Thanksgiving day include: Jean’s Healthway, Heath & Son, Century Bank, Davis Tire & Wheel, Ava Tire, MFA, The Work Horse, and Curtis Dept. Store.
Stores closing Thursday, Friday and Saturday are: Prime Care of Ava, J & L Tire, J & L Recycling, and Longdollar.
The Barn restaurant in Ava plans to be open Thanksgiving day.