City of Ava

Ava City Council Approves $12M Budget for FY 2022

On Tuesday, June 8th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Attendance Alderman Keith Jones and City Attorney Larry Tyrell were absent. Councilmen present were Billy Stewart, Noel Dye, and Stan Lovan. City Finances City Treasurer Peggy Porter said the city ended May “doing well” with $3.9 Million in…

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City Aldermen Purchase Mowers, Hire Pool Staff

On Tuesday, May 11th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Joe Johnson Mayor Burrely Loftin reported that a city employee passed away over the weekend. Joe Johnson had worked for the City of Ava for 9 years, both as a floater and for the Water Department (see page…

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Johnson Retires After Nearly 30 Years With Ava PD

by Doug Berger When Ava Police Chief Reggie Johnson retires from the department on May 31, he will have served 29.6 years with the department. Johnson started his service with the police department in January, 1992. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1998; Lieutenant, 2003; and Police Chief in 2010. “I was actually hired by…

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Pioneer Festival Seeks Volunteers

The Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks is seeking exhibitors and volunteers for its fourth annual festival, to be held October 1 and 2.  This year’s free festival will change to a Friday-Saturday schedule and be held much closer to Ava at the Fox Trotters park on Highway 5. Putting on the festival requires considerable…

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Library Announces 2021 Summer Reading Program

   Join us at the Douglas County Public Library as we present “Tails and Tales,” our 2021 summer reading program.    Children from ages 3 to 12 can join us for storytime with take-home crafts and weekly prize drawings.  Registration and face masks are required. Schedule: Ages 3 to 5 Mondays, 10:00 to 10:30 AM…

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Correction

In last week’s Herald we wrote that Mayor Loftin testified in favor of Senate Bill 508.  That’s incorrect. Ava Mayor Loftin testified  against Senate Bill 508, which means he testified in favor of the Grain Belt Express.  The language of bill 508 is such that you have to be against the bill in order to…

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Correction

In last week’s Herald we wrote that Mayor Loftin testified in favor of Senate Bill 508.  That’s incorrect. Ava Mayor Loftin testified  against Senate Bill 508, which means he testified in favor of the Grain Belt Express.  The language of bill 508 is such that you have to be against the bill in order to…

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