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Grant Money Available for COVID-19 & Other Health-Related Projects

Recently, the Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF)  was awarded a $10,000 Grant. These monies were provided by the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative, a partnership of Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Missouri Foundation for Health. Organizations which can apply for a grant are 501c3s, schools, churches and government agencies serving Douglas County. Grants awarded…

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NOTICE TO: SHAE ALEXANDER BRONCHO

Case #: 20DG-CC00046 Take notice I have filed a Petition in the Circuit Court of Douglas County, Missouri, praying for Dissolution of Marriage, and other relief. A decree may be entered against you unless you file an answer or other pleading or otherwise appear and defend within thirty days after the date of the first…

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Ava R-1 School District Files Counterclaim Against Bus Route Owners

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On Monday, March 23rd the Ava R-1 School District filed a Counterclaim for Declaratory Judgment and Breach of Contract against a collection of 14 defendants comprising the Ava School Bus Route Owners Association. The action is a response to a Petition for Declaratory Judgment filed on December 16th, 2019 by the…

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Ava City Council: Mayor to Handle COVID-19 Related Utility Non-payments On Case-by-Case Basis

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On Tuesday, March 24th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Coronavirus Update Loftin said the city was following both the CDC and Governor’s recommendations for handling the coronavirus. City employees were instructed to keep group sizes down, reduce cross-department activities, maintain social distancing, good…

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City of Ava’s Response Regarding Coronavirus

In keeping with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as recommendations from the Governor, the City of Ava will maintain its workforce in order to meet the needs of the public. Departments are currently working in small teams as they continue to perform essential duties.  For now, the City Hall…

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New Angels of Ava

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com In 1940, Ava had an angel. Envelopes of money mysteriously showed up in people’s mailboxes.  $100, more or less. About $1850 in today’s dollars.  Sometimes they included notes signed “Your Sunshine Friend.” Other times they were unsigned.   Eighty years later, the story still circulates, but the identity of the “Angel…

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Bypassing Ava: Ava’s New Faces

(Editors Note: This article is reprinted from the 1963 Missouri State Highway Commission Annual Report, investigating how the Route 5 bypass had affected Ava. These are some of the new faces of Ava, new faces that have appeared since the opening of the Route 5 bypass around the town. All of them did not result directly…

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Dewey Short Visitor Center Now Open

BRANSON, Mo. – The Dewey Short Visitor Center is now open for the season, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located just south of Table Rock Dam on State Highway 165, the visitor center offers several interactive displays, a 22-minute film about the purpose and construction of the dam, and viewing decks overlooking…

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