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Local teens from Ava win 1st indoor soccer game at Lake Country in Springfield on Saturday. The Berzerker FC, players include: Blake Reed, Hunter Diamond, Quin Breeding, Jordan Hutchison, Dathan Kilgore, Matthew Watson, Jacob Carroll, Malachi Williams, Logan Elliott, Logan Churchill (not pictured Jerico Richardson & Wyatt Coberly). Coaches are Hunter Downs and Reece Goforth.

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Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force Releases Final Report of Recommendations

Jefferson City – Governor Mike Parson announced that the Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force has released its final report of recommendations to support small businesses across the state. In the report, the Task Force summarizes its findings and provides potential solutions related to workforce, supply chain, access to resources, broadband, and support for minority-…

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Just A Reminder

The Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office telephone number 417-683-1020 will still reach the Sheriff ’s Office; however, you will reach emergency dispatch, soon to be full 911. So, when you call the emergency number 417-683-1020, it will be answered “Douglas County 911 what is your emergency.” In order to better serve you the Douglas County…

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Donation to Ava Area Animal Welfare League

DONATION: The Douglas County Community Foundation recently awarded $2,000 to the Ava Area Animal Welfare League, Jr. (AAAWL,Jr.). AAAWL, Jr. partners with local veterinarians to expand access to spay/neuter services through their programs. They have helped fund over 2,100 surgeries since founding in 2007. Find them on Facebook. Shown above from left to right are…

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Earl H. Hardcastle Jr

Earl H. Hardcastle Jr., age 91, of Rochelle, IL, left this world peacefully Thursday March 25, 2021 from natural causes at Serenity House in Oregon, IL. Born in Squires, MO on October 1, 1929 to Earl & Dicie Rae Hardcastle (Jennings). Earl lived many years in Rockford working at Greenlee until his retirement, before moving…

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Carol Jeanette (CJ) Wheeler

Carol Jeanette (CJ) Wheeler, 73, of Ava, MO, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Cox Medical Center South. She now resides in her Heavenly home with her Lord, and family and friends that have gone before her. Carol was born January 9, 1948 in Galesburg, IL, the daughter of Sylvester (Vessie) and Cora…

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Brenda (King) Renner

Brenda Kay Renner, of Ava, MO, 63 years, 4 months, 21 days old, passed to Heaven on January 9, 2022 at her home. Brenda was born August 18, 1958 in Long Branch, New Jersey to Glenn and Wanda Jean (Beason) King. She grew up in Ava and was a 1976 graduate of Ava High School.…

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Sue Lansdown

Sue Lansdown of Ava, MO, 79 years, 7 months, and 26 days old, passed away on January 10, 2022 at Mercy hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Sue was born May 14, 1942 in Smallett, Missouri to Austin and Orlean (Huffman) Osburn. She was a Christian of the Baptist Faith. She had not been able to attend…

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Flo Etta Runion

Flo Etta (Hannaford) Runion, a devoted Christian wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away January 5, 2022 at the age of 96. She was born February 16, 1925 in Gainesville to George and Martha (Wattenbarger) Hannaford. In 1947, the love of her life, Coy Runion, asked her to be his wife. They were married in Mtn…

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