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Doris Keeney

Doris Keeney, aged 85, passed away on March 9, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bob Keeney.

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Danny Joe Yeary

Danny Joe Yeary, 69, formerly of Ava, passed away, March 22, at his home in Ozark, MO.  Graveside services will be Saturday, March 27, 1:00 P.M. at Bethel Cemetery, with visitation Friday, March 26, 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Clinkingbeard Chapel.

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Cathy Fish

Cathy Lorraine Fish, 65 years, 4 months and 5 days old, passed away on March 12, 2021 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. Cathy was born November 7, 1955 in Boise, Idaho to Arvin and Velma (Jackson) Schroeder. Cathy was a Christian.  On August 14, 1976, Cathy and Rick Fish were united in marriage in…

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Barbara Sisney Daniel – 72 Years (and counting) as a Herald Correspondent

by Doug Berger It was shortly after returning to her home in rural Douglas County after having spent months in the hospital with polio, that Barbara Sisney Daniel began submitting articles to the Douglas County Herald. She recently returned to her Bolivar home from another hospital stay and is again planning to submit an article…

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Associate Court Day

During Associate Court Day on March 18, 2021, there was a total of 94 criminal cases on the docket with some still being conducted by video. There were 20 felony cases, 63 misdemeanor cases and 11 infractions. There were 18 misdemeanor and/or infraction guilty pleas and 10 failure to appear warrants were issued. Six cases…

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There I Was and There I’ll Be

By, Timber Jones Them numbers. There I was with  all them numbers swirling around like a thick bowl of  soup. The fives, seventeens, thirty-sixes and ninety-ones were a big mess on the blackboard and barely made it to the paper on my desk. But there was a light at the end of the hallway that…

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James Thomas “Tom” McSwain

James Thomas McSwain, 76 years, 24 days old, passed to Heaven on March 10, 2021 at his home with family by his side. Tom was born February 17, 1945 in Thornfield, MO to Kerman and Irene (Smith) McSwain.     On July 16, 1966 Tom and Judy Posey were united in marriage at Ava, MO…

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