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YouTubing and Homesteading: Mutually Exclusive?

By Michael Boyink In a logic class, an instructor might say two events are “mutually exclusive” if they cannot both occur at the same time. If you toss a coin, you get either heads or tails. If your car dies in the middle of a Douglas County county road water crossing, you either have to…

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Vaping Dangers Exposed

Becky Gann (right), Missouri Ozarks Community Health Network Director and Valerie Reese(left), Douglas County Health Department Administrator, both a member of the Douglas County Drug Task Force Team in collaboration with CHART and Community Partnerships of the Ozarks gave a presentation to representatives from the Ava, Plainview and Skyline schools about the risks and dangers…

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Ava Topples Houston in Back-to-Back Games

By Jason Hoekema The Ava Lady Bears took 5th place in the Mansfield Tournament by topping Houston 49-42.  Then the Lady Bears toppled Houston, again. It isn’t Déjà vu, rather the outcome of tournament play and a scheduled game which landed one right after the other.  ANYBODY’S GAME Ava was able to chip-in 16 points…

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Ava Tops Willow Springs in Overtime, Pick Up Win, Now 10-9

By Jason Hoekema WILLOW SPRINGS – On the eve of the coldest air mass to hit Missouri this winter, the Bears – both Ava and Willow Springs – were warming up at Munford Gymnasium. PREGAME CHUCKLES In a brief pre-varsity game back-and-forth, Coaches Mike Wilson and Mike Mallow chuckled at Wilson’s peeking at the starters…

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The Snoop

The Sunshine Law is important.  Not just for the media and our requests for files and records, but most importantly, for the public and their right to access records as well.  Being informed about government proceedings and communications is a right determined by law. In Missouri, the Sunshine Law was first introduced in 1973, and…

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School Lunch Menus

Ava Schools Breakfast Menu Monday, Feb. 4 No School – Teacher Work Day Tuesday, Feb. 5 Sausage pancake on a stick, Mandarin oranges. Wednesday, Feb. 6 Mini cinnis, bananas. Thursday, Feb. 7 Cereal with yogurt, applesauce. Friday, Feb. 8 Pumpkin muffin with yogurt, bananas. Ava Elementary Lunch Menu Monday, Feb. 4 No School – Teacher…

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Chamber Welcomes New Member

STL Insurance Group and Coats Tax Service, located at 122 E Washington Ave., north side of the Ava Square, held a ribbon cutting with the Ava Chamber of Commerce Thursday January 24th. Pictured left to right, Darlene and Bob Sorenson, Modecai Frazer, Bryan Clark, Karen Atkison, Charles Jackson, Todd Laney, Richard Sturgeon, Marilee Daugherty, Michelle…

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