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Ava City Council: Dollar Tree Coming To Ava

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Dollar Tree During the comments portion of the meeting Ava Mayor Burrely Loftin announced that the former Ava Victory Academy building at 1005 Springfield Road was under new ownership, and the new owners…

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Ava Senior Center Menu/Activities and OATS Bus Schedule

LUNCH Menu subject to change without notice. (If you receive homebound meals please call if you will not be home when volunteers deliver) Monday, Feb. 3 – Oven fried chicken, Baked potato, Green beans, Roll, Cheesecake. Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Polish sausage, Sauerkraut, Meadow blend, Wheat bread, Lemon pie. Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Chicken and…

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Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Applications Now Available

The deadline to apply for the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship for Missouri High School seniors graduating in 2020 is approaching. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by Feb. 4, 2020. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and three additional copies. These scholarships…

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Celebrate Agriculture: Thank a Farmer Week Celebrates 

Local farm bureau office hosting breakfast to commemorate event. (Douglas County Farm Bureau, AVA, Mo. Feb. 2020) – Agriculture impacts our lives daily. Thanks to farmers in Missouri and around the world consumers have food choices, clothing, transportation, shelter and so much more.   Missouri Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau’s across the state are…

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No Medical Marijuana Dispensaries for Douglas County

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On January 23rd, the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services announced the recipients of licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries. The state received 1163 applications for the 192 licenses available. While the state parceled out the licenses by Missouri’s congressional districts, the results placed most of the dispensaries in major cities.…

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Filing Closes, Race is on for Ava and Thornfield School Board Seats

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com If you were hoping to be an Alderman or a school board member and you haven’t yet filed your intentions, it’s too late. Filing period is over.  It closed on January 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The list of confirmed candidates follows. The only real races will be for Ava and…

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Calendar of Events

This column is provided to our readers free of charge to announce upcoming events that are free to the public. Publication of the same announcement will be limited to two insertions. Thursday Night Community Prayer gathering in the Fellowship Hall behind Faith Rock Church in Ava. Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm.Goodhope Ministries (417) 351-2570. Call to…

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Bethel Team of Huff and Pierce Go Wire-to-Wire to Win on Toledo Bend

By Emily Harley, B.A.S.S. Communications MANY, La. — Cody Huff and Dakota Pierce finished what they started and clinched a wire-to-wire victory on Saturday in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at Toledo Bend presented by Bass Pro Shops. The duo from Tennessee’s Bethel University bagged another five-bass limit, weighing a tournament-high 20 pounds, 15 ounces.…

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Application Period for CFO Scholarships Opens Feb. 1

Beginning Feb. 1, students from across central and southern Missouri can apply for scholarships offered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for the 2020–2021 school year.  Nearly 1,000 scholarship awards and renewals are available, totaling more than $1.6 million for higher education at colleges, universities and technical-training programs. Information about the scholarship opportunities is…

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