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R-I School Board Accepts Resignations, Adopts Minor Change to 2018-19 Calendar

Troy Tredway, left, was recognized for his service on the school board last Thursday.  As outgoing board members, Tredway and Lowell Strong have served three year terms on the board.  Strong, who was unavailable, was watching his granddaughter compete in her first track meet.   Bart Ellison, right, made the presentation. Tredway and Strong recognized…

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Pro-Life Rally Held at Local Theater, Fundraiser for Options Pregnancy Clinic

Tom Martincic, shown above on stage, emceed the pro-life rally held at the Ava TrueView Family Theater Tuesday evening in Ava. Approximately 80 people attended.   The Ava TrueView Family Theater was the scene of a pro-life rally Tuesday evening, with approximately 80 people in attendance.  The event was a fundraiser for the Options Pregnancy…

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April 6 Sixth Annual Glade Top Trail Run

The sixth annual Glade Top Trail Run is fast approaching and organizers are readying for the big event, which will be held Saturday, April 6 in the beautiful Mark Twain National Forest near Brown Branch, Mo.   The race starts at 9:00 a.m.   Each year the run/walk event is held on the first Saturday…

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Thompson Admits Felony Conviction, Withdraws from Ava Mayor Race

By Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com On Saturday, March 23, in an interview with the Springfield News Leader, Ava resident Robert Kenneth Thompson admitted to a prior felony conviction. The offense occurred in Florida in 1996 when Thompson left the scene of an accident that had injuries. In the article, he also admitted to multiple DWI offenses…

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Envelope Please! Student Art and Writing Review Winners Announced

By Michael Boyink mike@douglascountyherald.com The submissions for the first Douglas County Herald Student Art and Writing Review are in, and they are proof positive that Douglas County is home to a number of talented teens. There’s something for every interest. Drawing. Painting. Illustration. Photography. Quilting. Sculpture. Poetry. Fiction. There are coyotes and unicorns. Wood ducks…

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Results of the Salem Track Meet Held  March 21

4×800 –– 1st place Bryce Mings, Jimmy McNish, Nate Swofford, Mason Cole 100 meter hurdles –– 3rd place, Colby Miles 100 meter dash –– 2nd place, Stephen Copland Javeline –– 4th place, Jacob Ross; 5th place, James Smith; Triple Jump –– 1st place, Mason Cole; 3rd place, Jacob Gillies 300 meter hurdles –– 3rd place,…

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Volunteers Needed for Work Day at Hammond Mill Camp

On Saturday, March 30th, Hammond Mill Camp, Inc. will be hosting a volunteer work day. We need volunteers to help us get the camp ready for the summer season.  Hammond Mill Camp, Inc. sits on ten beautiful acres in the Mark Twain National Forest where a CCC Camp originally stood. It is located on CC…

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