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Congratulations, Maddox and Hannah!

Maddox Wade and Hannah Evans earned Academic All-State honors in Cross Country for the 2021 season. To earn this honor, a runner needs to have a 3.6 cumulative GPA or higher and have competed in a state series meet such as Dis-tricts. Sectionals and/or the State Meet. Congrats to this Ava Bear and Ava Lady…

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Soccer

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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Heroes to Hives opens enrollment for 2022

Enrollment is open for Heroes to Hives, a free program that helps military veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and their families learn the art of beekeeping. University of Missouri Extension agronomist Travis Harper leads the Missouri program, the first state chapter of the national Heroes to Hives program(opens in new window). The course includes nine prerecorded…

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Missouri recorded more than 1,000 traffic deaths in 2021

For the first time since 2006, more than 1,000 people died in traffic crashes last year in Missouri, the state transportation department said. Preliminary data showed 1,004 people were killed in crashes last year, a 2% increase over 2020 and the second consecutive year fatalities increased after more than a decade of declining, the Missouri…

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