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Ava Chamber of Commerce welcomes 5 Girls and a Chainsaw

By Michelle Strubeck On Friday, August 20, 5 Girls and a Chainsaw became the newest member of the Ava Chamber of Commerce. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in celebration of the occasion. Being a member of the Chamber of Commerce has numerous benefits such as networking, community involvement, marketing and advertising, and referral services…

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Hunter Education Classes offered in Ava

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be hosting hunter education classes in Ava. The skills sessions will be offered Sept. 11. To be Hunter Education Certified you must complete two steps. Step 1. Knowledge Portion.  There are two options to complete the knowledge portion. 1. Self-Study Guide.  Study the illustrated manual, complete all chapter review…

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In Stride Ava Cross-Country hits the hard top

By Jason Hoekema Freelance Journalist Headed to state is the ultimate goal for coach Melissa Dalton and the 2020 Ava High School Cross Country team. This includes maintaining athlete health as Dalton was seen checking temperatures before the group started a training session with rain showers gathering south of Ava on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.…

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Ava Students Receive Free Breakfast, Lunch

Students in the Ava School District will receive free breakfasts and lunches this school year. The school district is working with the Department of Health and Human Services to offer the program for families. All lunch money already paidon accounts will remain in the student’s account for when the program is discontinued. Even though the…

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Herald Office to Be Closed Sept. 3rd

Labor Day is coming soon. On Monday, September 6th, many local businesses and government agencies will be closed or make changes to their regular business hours in observance of the holiday The Douglas County Herald office will not be open on Friday, September 3rd, however, our office will resume normal business hours on Monday, September 6th.…

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Ava PD to Participate in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Summer seems to always come and go so quickly.  Many look to the Labor Day holiday weekend as the unofficial end of summertime. No matter how you plan to celebrate the end of the season this year, make sure you plan it safely. This Labor Day weekend, law enforcement in Ava are participating in the…

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New library shelves at the middle school

Mrs. Clouse’s library has a more modern look now. Mr. Billy and Mr. Terri built very needed new shelves for the Ava  Middle School library and they look amazing. Mrs. Clouse spent a lot of time taking the books off and putting them back on the shelves to have the library ready for her students.

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Loftis Expresses Concerns About Fencing Ordinance

By Michelle Strubeck City Council holds Tuesday meeting The Ava City Council held their meeting on Tuesday, August 24th with Mayor Burrely Loftin calling the meeting to order, approving the agenda and minutes from the August 10 meeting. The issues discussed are as follows: 1) The request for qualifications for the trail and sidewalk grant…

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William “Buddy” Garner

William Floyd Garner, 67 years, 4 months, 28 days old, passed away on August 17, 2021 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, MO with his family by his side. Buddy was born March 19, 1954 to John and Mildred (Simpson) Garner. On November 30, 1972  Buddy married the love of his life, Diane Graham…

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