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In last week’s Herald we wrote that Mayor Loftin testified in favor of Senate Bill 508.  That’s incorrect. Ava Mayor Loftin testified  against Senate Bill 508, which means he testified in favor of the Grain Belt Express.  The language of bill 508 is such that you have to be against the bill in order to…

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Missouri to Hold 1st Black Bear Hunting Season

by Doug Berger The Black Bear is native to Missouri, but the numbers were almost non-existent in the state by the mid-twentieth century. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in its bear management plan indicates a verified report of a black bear killed in southeast Missouri in 1931. The management plan history also referred to…

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Apply Online for One of 400 Bear Permits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians interested in hunting black bears in the state to apply during May for one of 400 permits being offered by MDC for the state’s first black-bear hunting season this coming fall, Oct. 18–27. The maximum total harvest for the season will be 40…

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Ava City Council: Square Project Complete, Growers Market Returns Saturday

On Tuesday, April 27th, the Ava Board of Aldermen convened for a business session at 5 p.m. City Finances City Treasurer Peggy Porter said she was working on the rough draft of next year’s budget, mainly waiting on departmental supervisors to submit capital projects for the year. Fire Department Grant The city is moving forward…

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Associate & Circuit Law Day

During Associate Court Day on April 15, 2021, there was a total of 78 criminal cases on the docket with some still being conducted by video. There were 36 felony cases, 38 misdemeanor cases and 4 infractions. There were 6 misdemeanor and/or infraction guilty pleas and 8 failure to appear warrants were issued. Seven cases…

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