City of Ava

Ava City Council: Police Chief Johnson to Retire, Sgt. Overcast to Fill Role

On Tuesday, January 12th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Closed Session During closed session the council the aldermen voted 3-0 to promote Ava Police Sergeant David Overcast to Police Chief following current Police Chief Reggie Johnson’s retirement on May 31, 2021. City Finances City Treasurer Peggy Porter…

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Martin Luther King Day Closures

The Martin Luther King holiday is being observed Monday, Jan. 18, with most financial institutions and government agencies closing their doors for the holiday. Locally, offices in the Douglas County Courthouse and City of Ava will close for day, along with the Douglas County Library. Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday, consequently post…

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School Board Now a Race

According to the Ava R1 Public Schools, there are now three candidates for the two seats opening up.  Chance Dry joins incumbent Deana Parsick and Rory Boeddeker   on the April ballot. Other candidates can register in the school district administration office located at 303 Martin Avenue, in Ava, during regular business hours between 8:00…

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Storm Sirens

The Ava storm sirens will be tested on Wednesday, January 13th at 10:00 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the testing will take place on Thursday, January 14th at 10:00 a.m.

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Christmas Closings

Per an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on December 11th, Christmas Eve is now a federal holiday. Earlier, Missouri Governor signed an order making Christmas Eve a state holiday. With that in mind, here are the Christmas schedules for local city and county offices: Office                24th…

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Filing Open For April Elections

Candidate filing for the General Municipal Election to be held on April 6, 2021 opened on Tuesday, Dec. 15.   In the Ava R-I School District, two school board positions will be elected. Candidates file in the school district administration office located at 303 Martin Avenue, in Ava, during regular business hours between 8:00 a.m.…

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Christmas Closings

The Christmas holiday is Friday, with Christmas Eve on Thursday. Most local business owners will recognize the day by closing their doors so employees can spend time with family members and friends.   City, state and federal agencies will take Dec. 25th off to enjoy time with family, and celebrate the day.   City Hall…

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Storm Siren Testing 12/16

The Emergency Management staff will be testing the Ava storm sirens on Wednesday, December 16th at 10:00 a.m.  In the event of inclement weather the sirens will be tested on the 17th at 10:00 a.m. instead.

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Circuit Law Day December 8, 2020

During Circuit law day on December 8, the following defendant was sentenced to the Department of Corrections: Skoda Adams, 25, Ava, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for 2nd Degree Arson after admitting to violating his probation. The original offense occurred in February of 2013 and was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.…

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