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Ava Seniors Plan Next Steps

                Submitted Photos (Top to Bottom): Danielle Phillips was accepted to Polk State College in Florida where she plans to major in Respiratory Therapy. Danielle is the daughter of Marcus and Bobbie Fritz. Cade Pinckney was accepted to Ozark Technical Community College where he plans to pursue a…

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New Wellness Center Opens in Ava

By Doug Berger After 26 plus years being involved in the healing arts, the Touch of Healing Wellness Center, is the first brick and mortar location Christina Chiffo has ever had to put all her services together and share her knowledge. She has worked with a chiropractic neurologist, worked with massage and body treatments at…

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Ava City Council: City Employees Sworn In

On Tuesday, April  11th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. Ordinance 1090 The Aldermen voted to approve the results of the municipal election last week as certified by Douglas County Clerk Karry Davis. Oath of Office Burrely Loftin was sworn in as Mayor.   Suzanne Welsh was sworn…

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Ava Middle School MAP Testing Schedule

The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) will begin for middle school students the final week of April. Following is the schedule for 5th – 8th grade. 5th Grade Science – April 26-27 Math –  April 29-30 ELA –  May 4-5 6th Grade ELA – April 27-28 Math – May 4-5 7th Grade ELA – April 27-28…

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American Legion Awards

The American Legion Post 112 in Ava recently honored local first-responders and a student with awards. The Post awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year to Reggie Johnson, Chief of the Ava Police Department. Firefighter of the year went to Curley Rawlins of the City of Ava fire crew. EMT of the year went to…

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Vaccinations Available in West Plains on Friday, April 9th

WEST PLAINS, MO – Ozarks Healthcare and Missouri State University West Plains (MSU – WP) will partner to present a community COVID-19 vaccination event at MSU – WP’s Lybyer Technology Center on Friday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lybyer Technology Center is located at 605 W. Main St. in West Plains. …

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Storm Siren Testing

On Wednesday, April 14th at 10:00 A.M., the Douglas County Emergency Management staff will be testing the Ava storm sirens. In the event of bad weather the tests will be run the following day at the same time.

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