City of Ava

Ava City Council: Runway Lights, Upcoming Election, Leaf Pickup

by Doug Berger On Tuesday, November 24th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Airport Runway Lights The Board approved a bid from Strukel Electric, Inc., Girard, Kansas, of $352,678.50 for work on an Ava Bill Martin Memorial Airport runway light project. The bid also includes the installation of…

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Ava Senior Center

ACTIVITIES Tuesday: Dec. 8 Noon – Pitch Tournament Wednesday: Dec. 9 12:30 – Pool Tournament Friday: Dec. 11 11:30-12:30 – Soup of the Day: Chili and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Noon – Bingo LUNCH WILL BE SERVED EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 11:30-12:30 Wednesday, Dec. 9- Oven Fried Chicken with Scalloped Potatoes and Seasoned Green Beans Call for…

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OATS BUS SCHEDULE

OATS Transit is open for regular transportation service, however face masks are required on the bus due to COVID-19.  To schedule a ride in Douglas County call the OATS Transit office at 417-887-9272 or 800-770-6287.  ​ Monday, Dec. 7: Ava to Springfield  Tuesday, Dec. 8: Ava to Ozark Wednesday: Dec. 16: Eastern Douglas County to…

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Ava Honors Its Veterans

by Doug Berger The American Legion Post 112, VFW Post 5993 and VFW Auxiliary participated in a Veteran’s Day ceremony last Wednesday at the Ava Cemetery. Tom Bentley provided the featured address. Among his comments in the address, Bentley opened with his adaptation of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. Bentley went on to list the…

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Associate Court Day, November 12, 2020

During Associate Court Day on November 12, 2020, there was a total of 87 criminal cases on the docket, which included a change of venue from Ozark County, with some still being conducted by video. There were 38 felony cases, 47 misdemeanor cases and 2 infractions. There were 13 misdemeanor and/or infraction guilty pleas and…

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Douglas County Disperses 24.5% of CARES Dollars

by Doug Berger Douglas County has received $1,549,558 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act income including interest.  Douglas County Clerk Karry Davis indicated that of this figure 24.5%, or $379,686, has been disbursed through the October reporting period. Disbursements through the program show that monies have been provided to 10 organizations, offices…

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Siren Testing

On Wednesday, November 18th,   at 10:00 a.m., the Douglas County Emergency Management team will be testing the Ava storm sirens. In the event of inclement weather the test will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Driver Exam Schedule

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following dates: Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in observance of Veterans Day. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Thursday, November 26, 2020, and Friday, November 27, 2020, in observance of…

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