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The Ava R-I School District is accepting bids for the awarding to Right to Contract for Bus Route #1 for $32,425.01 which will be based on a rubric that may include experience, driver qualifications, ability to pay contract in full up-front and availability to provide service by the first day of school, other criteria may…

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The Douglas County Public Library Board of Directors will hold their annual Tax Rate Hearing on Thursday, August 6 at 9am at the Douglas County Public Library, 301 W. Webster Ave., Ava, MO.

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IN THE 44TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, DOUGLAS COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: Probate Case #: 20DG-PR00023 In the Estate of KURT R. SEIDINGER, Deceased. Notice to Creditors (Small Estate) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of KURT R. SEIDINGER, Decedent. On JULY 20TH, 2020 a small estate affidavit was filed by the distributees for the…

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NOTICE: The City of Ava is accepting bids on a 50’ X 100’ concrete footings and 5” slab for the Street and Sanitation Department. Drawing is available for review at city hall and bids will be opened on Tuesday, August 11th during city council meeting. Please submit all bids either by mail to City of…

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Notice of Public Hearing: Application for Zoning Change to the City of Ava, Missouri A public hearing will be held by the City of Ava Planning and Zoning Commission at 6:00 PM at City Hall on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, for the purpose of hearing a request for a zoning change submitted by Paul and…

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Kevin Kent Swofford

Kevin Swofford, 61 years, 8 months, 25 days old, Springfield, Missouri passed away on July 21, 2020 at Cox Hospital in Springfield MO with family by his side. Kevin was born October 26, 1958 in Smithville, Mo to Bill and Barbara (Allen) Swofford. Kevin was blessed with two children, Jesse Ryan Swofford and Brandon Seth…

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Dawn Marie Schillinger Ousley

Dawn Marie (Schillinger) Ousley 45 of Springfield, MO passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020.   She is survived by her husband, Wade, son, Jaren Haynes, mother, Theresa Stephens and husband, Marvin, father, David Schillinger and wife Cheryl, siblings, Angie Hesterlee and Delbert, Shannon Schillinger, Cassie Loper and Donald, Casey Stephens and Liz, nieces, Makayla,…

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Carol Ann Schmidt Newby

Carol Ann (Schmidt) Newby died May 12th at home in the loving arms of her husband in Gypsum, Colorado after a long illness.  She was 72.  Carol Ann was born to Art and Helen (Gates) Davenport on April 18, 1948, at Hopkins Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  She is fondly remembered as a caring member…

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Belva Jean Jordan

On Wednesday July 15th, 2020 Belva Jean Jordan, loving Mother, Nana, Sister, and Aunt passed away due to long term illness, surrounded by close family and friends. Belva was 68 years old Belva was retired and loved to spend time with her dog Bear. She enjoyed going to yard sales, eating barbecue, and sewing.  Belva…

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The Snoop

Single vehicle. Swerves from its lane. Overcorrects. Leaves the road. Overturns. Driver/occupants ejected.  Seat belts were not worn. Significant injuries or fatalities occur. It’s a familiar story here in Douglas County. I’ve been here a year and a half. I’ve already lost count of the number of times I’ve written that basic story for the…

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