Area News

Ava Community Supports Firefighters

On Saturday, October 10, the Ava City Fire Department held a fundraiser at the fire station on South Jefferson. The event featured a chili cookoff, auction, car show, and more.  According to Fire Chief Scotty Upchurch, the event raised $9310, which will all go towards purchasing new air packs (SCBA Units). Photos include (top) Firefighter…

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Ava Saddle Club September Haunted Trail Challenge

Submitted Photos The Ava Saddle Club held their St. Jude Benefit Auction & Trail Course Challenge on Sept. 19th. The theme of the event was “Haunted” and a number of riders participated. Winners of the costume contest: 1st place was Taylor Long in the inflatable unicorn and pony costume (above), 2nd Place was Lauren King…

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The Ava Saddle Club Trail Challenge Winners

Submitted Photos Congratulations to The Ava Saddle Club’s September Trail Challenge competitors. Open Trail Challenge series winners (top photo) were: 1st place, Joyce Gorsek; 2nd place, Craig Matlock; and 3rd place, Roy Brown. Amateur trail challenge series winners (middle photo) were: 1st place, Kennedy Meyer; 2nd place,  Taylor Long; and 3rd place, Craig Matlock. Youth…

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Ava’s McDonalds Owners Help Donate 67K lbs of Food to Ozarks Food Harvest

Ava, MO – On October 13, Ozarks Food Harvest received a 67,000-pound donation of food from McDonald’s and Tyson Foods, Inc. to help families struggling with hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic.  McDonald’s donated more than 21,000 pounds of chicken tenders and 6,000 pounds of its southwest vegetable blend, while Tyson Foods, Inc. donated 40,000 pounds…

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

On the afternoon of September 27, 2020, Sheriff Degase arrested Matthew Frye, age 36, of Ava for multiple counts of burglary, property damage, and trespassing. Frye was found breaking into buildings and residence’s on CR 538 and upon arrival Sheriff Degase located Frye in a field with a stolen chainsaw. Frye was taken into custody…

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End of Season Results for Cat/Dog League

2020 Cat/Dog League Results for October 1, 2020 Score D Duckworth/R Flemming 32 M Collins/T Webster 34 K Dooms/C Bacorn 35 Keith & Sue Jones 36 Burrely & Penny Loftin 36 Larry & Mae Ruth Silvey 37 Bob & Sis Green 37 Ray & Anita Madche 38 Dallas & Edwina Hudson 40 Winners – Zero…

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