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Caney Mountain: A Primer

By Doug Berger The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on Monday reported hunters had harvested 167,526 deer during the November portion of the firearms deer season. Of this figure 92,208 were antlered bucks. There were 15,041 button bucks harvested, and 60,277 does. At that point, Douglas County had reported a county total of 2,071. There…

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Ava HS Fall Renaissance Awards

Ava High School recently announced its 2020/2021 Fall Renaissance awards, covering student performance for the Spring 2020 semester.  They are as follows (names as provide by the school). White Card Awards White Cards will be awarded to those students who earn a 3.0 to 3.49 GPA for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.…

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Columnists Wanted

If you are an excellent writer, live in Douglas County, and are active & knowledgeable in the following areas, give us a jingle: Outdoors (hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, etc) Homeschooling (curriculum, resources, co-ops, etc) Homesteading (gardening, permaculture, animal husbandry, etc) Columnists get a free subscription to the paper and one free advertisement per year. Interested…

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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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12 Vets Receive Quilts

Twelve Ava area veterans were honored Sunday afternoon with the presentation of quilts from the Peace and Friendship Patriots, the Ava affiliate of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Connie Sherrill explained that the local affiliate was officially organized in August. Local quilt makers had made and donated 22 quilts last November, but those presentations were…

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