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Douglas County Foxtrotters 2020 Trail Ride March Schedule

March 4, 10am – East Bar-K (clip and clean),  – Contact Person: Carol Kutsko March 11, 10am – Corbitt Potter – Contact Person: S. Assenmacher March 18, 10am – Braddock Lake – Contact Person: Sharon Bailey March 25, 10am – Rockbridge (Lunch after ride) – Contact Person: Marsha Brunner

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Statewide Tornado Drill March 3; Spring Weather Awareness March 2-6

Missouri and Kansas are hosting the annual statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 10 a.m.   Throughout the state, the drill provides schools, businesses and families with an opportunity to test their planning and readiness to be able to quickly seek appropriate shelter in case of a real severe weather emergency.  By…

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Ava City Council Receives Memorials To Vietnam Vets

by Michael Boyink/ mike@douglascountyherald.com On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Shadowbox Presentation Members of the Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association presented the city with six shadow boxes, one each for each Ava veteran whose name appears on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Also presented to…

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Ava Bypass: What’s In A Word?

(Editors Note: In 1963 the Missouri State Highway Commission revisited Ava to see how the Route 5 bypass had affected the town and people. Over the next few weeks the Herald will reprint the Ava portions of that report.) B-Y-P-A-S-S. The word conjures up many pictures, depending on who reads it. To people in a…

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Emerson Cuts Don’t Affect Ava

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com While Emerson recently announced a major restructuring that would eliminate 2900 jobs and close up to 145 facilities world-wide, the plant in Ava will not be affected, according to plant manager James Barnett. “I am not aware of any plans in Ava other than continued investment in our facility,” he said.…

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DNR, Ameren, Missouri Central Railroad Sign Agreement on Rock Island Line Corridor

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has signed an Interim Trail Use Agreement with Missouri Central Railroad Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameren Missouri, paving the way for the future railbanking of 144 miles of the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad corridor, which stretches from Windsor to Beaufort, Missouri.…

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A Small Medium @ Large

By Galen Chadwick Feb. 28 –  I don’t know why I love you but I do. Well, let’s see here. Did you hear where they’ve updated the list of “Terrifying Species Survival Strategies?” An embedded source tells me “Turns out we have been immersed in a pandemic of viral ignorance and apathy for decades on…

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Rained Out: Liberty Sinks 10 from Outside

By Jason Hoekema Perhaps not the way anyone wished it would go considering it was senior night and the final game where Claire Fossett, Emaly Keyes, Eden Little and Sam Lawson would set foot on the home maple strips one last time.  In the end, Liberty–Mountain View’s Kinley Richards handed the Lady Bears their sixth…

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