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MDC Confirms Invasive Emerald Ash Borer in Six New Missouri Counties

In winter, watch for bark blonding on ash trees caused by foraging woodpeckers (left). This can be an indication that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is present. ‘S’-shaped galleries revealed underneath confirm the presence of EAB (right). If you find ash trees with bark blonding, MDC encourages you to report the tree’s location using the online…

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Two More File for April Election

Candidate filing for the General Municipal Election April 2, 2019 is well underway, and two more candidates have placed their names on the ballot.   Opting for a position on the Ava R-I School Board, Brandi Stanifer, of Ava, filed last week as a candidate running for a board seat.   Additional candidates also vying…

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U.S. Beef Gains New Market Access in Morocco

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue have announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products into Morocco. 2018 is the first year that U.S. beef and poultry exporters have access to Morocco’s market under the terms of…

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Official Obstruction

If there was a problem with the Lady Bears’ basketball game on Dec. 20, it was not because of the players on the court.  This was the issue when two younger referees took to the court last Monday to officiate over Ava’s games on the road in Mountain Grove.  Everyone has to start somewhere, but…

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Redemption

The Ava High School boys varsity squad played in familiar waters Thurs., Dec. 20, as they hosted the Seymour Tigers on the maple at home.  Last week the Bears faced a tough opponent in Forsyth where they came out with a 79-77 victory over the Panthers.  It was a hard-fought victory with end-game similarities that…

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The Snoop

I like quotes, and one of the many quotes I keep attached to the front of my computer, states, “There’s only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.”   This quote is attributed to Aristotle. For many, especially those who have a job in management, hold public office, or work…

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School Menus

Ava Schools Breakfast Menu Monday, Dec. 31  No School  Tuesday, Jan. 1  No School. Happy New Year! Wednesday, Jan. 2  No School Thursday, Jan. 3 Sausage pancake on a stick, applesauce. Friday, Jan. 4 Mini pancakes, pineapple. Ava Elementary Lunch Menu Monday, Dec. 31  No School  Tuesday, Jan. 1  No School. Happy New Year! Wednesday,…

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