Douglas County

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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Douglas County Disperses $1.5M in CARES Dollars

Douglas County has received $1,549,826.36 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act income including interest.  All of the funds have been disbursed, Douglas County Clerk Karry Davis indicated. Included in the transactions for the program from May through December are: City of Ava ($323,546.46). Transfer to EMA Fund ($469.80). Ava School ($167,428.95). Transfer…

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Douglas County Health Department: COVID-19 Vaccine Supply ‘Very Limited’

According to Valerie Reese, Douglas County Health Department Administrator, “We have received numerous calls in regards to the COVID 19 vaccine. Vaccine supply is very limited. At this time the state of Missouri remains in phase 1A.” The Department of Health and Environmental Control defines Phase 1A as “vaccinating frontline workers in a healthcare setting…

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Associate Court Day

During Associate Court Day on December 17, 2020, there was a total of 138 criminal cases on the docket with some still being conducted by video.  There were 42 felony cases, 84 misdemeanor cases and 12 infractions. There were 17 misdemeanor and/or infraction guilty pleas and 37 failure to appear warrants were issued. Nine cases…

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Two Accidents Cause Minor Injuries

On 12/27, a 2002 Chevy truck driven by Patrick Simpson, 27, of Fordland crossed over the centerline on Highway 14, ten miles west of Ava and struck a 2001 Dodge Dakota. The Dodge was driven by Sonja Rowland, 35, of Seymour. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage. Injured were two minors, who were transported to Mercy…

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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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Driver Examination Stations Closed On Upcoming Holidays

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: Thursday, December 24, 2020, in observance of Christmas Eve, and Friday, December 25, 2020, in observance of Christmas Day. Normal operations will resume Monday, December 28, 2020. Friday, January 1,…

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Circuit Court December 14, 2020

During a Circuit Court docket with Judge Raymond Gross on December 14, 2020, the following defendant was sentenced to the Department of Corrections:   Jonathon Snelson, 20, Ava, was sentenced to 120 days in prison after admitting to violating his probation. Snelson was ordered to complete Institutional Treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The…

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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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