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Now Available: Ava R-1 Digital Sports Scrapbook

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com You might remember the Ava football team won a game or two this season.  Boys basketball, girls volleyball and girls basketball also did well. To help commemorate this truncated school year we’ve created a digital sports scrapbook with: 130 articles from specific games and meets. 100’s of additional photos that didn’t…

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Douglas County Roads: Where Did the Road Tax Money Go?

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com We’re not done with elections this year. While the June 2nd Municipal Election settled races for the Ava R-1 School Board and Ava City Aldermen, there’s another election coming up. On August 4th, Missouri will hold a Primary Election. Voters will have the opportunity to vote for state-level positions including Governor,…

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Area 4th of July Schedules

By Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com The Fourth of July is this Saturday. Many businesses and government agencies will close their doors on Friday so employees can celebrate and spend time with family and friends. The holiday schedule for many local agencies appears to the right.  If your destination isn’t on the list, call ahead and see…

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CARES Money Creates Confusion for Counties

by Madison McVan and Claire Colby of the Missouri School of Journalism, with Michael Boyink of the Douglas County Herald More than $2 billion in coronavirus response money is floating around Missouri, but it’s currently unclear how and when officials will spend it all. The federal government sent $2.38 billion to Missouri as part of…

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Special Ava R-1 School Board Meeting

The Ava R-1 School Board met in a special session on Friday, June 19. The meeting was to appoint a Treasurer for the school that had proper bonding per School Board Policy BCC-1. Recently-elected Treasurer Deana Parsick resigned the position, and Monica Ray, District Bookkeeper was appointed to the position until she retires on July…

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Stock Horse Show Winners

The Ava Saddle Club held their 2nd Annual Stock Horse Show on Saturday June 20th with a great turn-out. There were a variety of ranch horse classes including trail, reining and boxing, and speed classes including barrels, poles and flag race. The high point winners in the ranch horse classes received custom nose bands. The…

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LEGAL: RMM, Minor

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, MISSOURI IN RE THE MATTER OF: R. M. M., a female child By Andrew David McKenney, as next friend And Andrew David McKenney, individually ANDREW DAVID MCKENNEY4355 South National Ave., Apt. 1912Springfield, MO 65810SSN:XXX-XX-9597Petitioner, vs. TABITHA DAWN SHAWexact address unknownSpringfield, MO SSN: UnknownRespondent, and ROBYN L. DENNEY Rural Route…

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The Snoop

Over the past few weeks, Mike Boyink and I have found it difficult to find fun, uplifting, inspirational or appropriate topics for The Snoop.     Current news topics and editorial themes are depressing.  Coronavirus updates vary, and have become stagnant, as squabbling about how to move forward continues.   In addition, controversial crimes and…

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