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Overcast Wins Statewide Award

Christy Overcast was awarded the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Outstanding Support Staff Award for 2021. This is an award given to one secretary/office manager/assistant in the state of Missouri employed in a prosecutor office. A person has to be nominated by the local prosecutor and a board comprised of prosecutors from throughout the state…

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COVID Update

Douglas County confirmed cases-11 Probable cases-2 Active cases-15 Currently hospitalized-10 Recovered-1,627 Deaths-40 Information as of September 7th.

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Mind over Matter-Two T.O.P.S. Chapters Now Meeting in Ava

By Michelle Strubeck Losing weight and trying to maintain your health presents a number of challenges for everyone. Life happens and before you know it, you find yourself a few pounds heavier. Society tells us we should look a certain way in order to fit the definition of being beautiful and attractive, but beauty comes…

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Ava Band-Marching to the Beat

By Michelle Strubeck For anyone that has ever been involved in music, they will tell you what an important role it has played in their life. Music allows for a creative outlet, there is the connection with the audience, and for some, they don’t know who they would be without music in their lives. Often…

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Skyline R-II School Has Three New Staff Members

  The beginning of the school year is an exciting time with new learning opportunities in store for students and teachers alike. The Skyline R-II School has three new teachers – Jessica Harley, Alicia Borders and Candace Mayberry who greeted students on the first day of classes August 23.      Jessica Harley, 4th grade…

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Become a Volunteer

By Michelle Strubeck The world is full of opportunities to give back and volunteer. It is natural to want to share time with others for the betterment of the world. Some examples of volunteer work include tutoring students, picking up litter along the roadside, participating in charitable functions or raising awareness on a specific cause.…

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Hunter Education Classes offered in Ava

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be hosting hunter education classes in Ava. The skills sessions will be offered Sept. 11. To be Hunter Education Certified you must complete two steps. Step 1. Knowledge Portion.  There are two options to complete the knowledge portion. 1. Self-Study Guide.  Study the illustrated manual, complete all chapter review…

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In Stride Ava Cross-Country hits the hard top

By Jason Hoekema Freelance Journalist Headed to state is the ultimate goal for coach Melissa Dalton and the 2020 Ava High School Cross Country team. This includes maintaining athlete health as Dalton was seen checking temperatures before the group started a training session with rain showers gathering south of Ava on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.…

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Ava Students Receive Free Breakfast, Lunch

Students in the Ava School District will receive free breakfasts and lunches this school year. The school district is working with the Department of Health and Human Services to offer the program for families. All lunch money already paidon accounts will remain in the student’s account for when the program is discontinued. Even though the…

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