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by Michael Boyink Managing Editor/[email protected] It’s Spring. When the daffodils poke through the still-brown grass. And it’s election season, when the drama pokes through social media feeds. I get hung up on some of the words used. Like “agenda.” I see comments about this or that person “having an agenda.”  Like it’s a bad thing.…

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Cancel culture. Outrage culture. It seems nary a day goes by these days that we don’t hear from people outraged over something.  Wearing a facemask. How the school board acted. Something Dr. Seuss wrote over 50 years ago. What we printed.  Or didn’t print. What our old President did. Or what the new guy isn’t…

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By Michael Boyink Managing Editor [email protected] I must have missed the uproar. When I posted last month’s Ava School Board video to Facebook and pointed out the vote that approved access to MSHSAA-sanctioned Ava sporting events by homeschoolers, the comments were favorable. Judging from the board member comments at the end of last week’s Ava…

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by Michael Boyink Managing Editor [email protected] Clowder. Clutter. Glaring. Possibly dowt. Or destruction. All fancy words for groups of cats, either domestic or feral. Whatever word you choose, it describes the current situation in the City of Ava. It seems like every time I look out our kitchen window I see a different  random cat…

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During the Ava R-1 School Board Meeting last Thursday night, the board voted 4-3 to allow local homeschool students to join Ava R-1 bands and sports teams taking part in activities governed by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). It’s not a free pass. A homeschool student would have to: Be enrolled in…

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by Michael Boyink Managing Editor Douglas County Herald [email protected] There are often weeks when it feels like, as a newspaper editor, I should say something. And there are often weeks when it’s hard to know what to say. Then there are weeks when both of those are true. This is one of those weeks. I…

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Local content. As we interact with you, our readers, via email, phone or in-person we often hear that phrase. It’s not like we keep formal statistics, but it seems like we hear those two words used about equally in two different ways. Half of the conversations will be from people expressing appreciation for the local…

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by Michael Boyink Managing Editor  [email protected] Just about every Friday and Monday, the Herald office gets a number of phone calls from subscribers who didn’t get their newspaper. It’s not just Ava – we’ve talked with newspaper editors from around the region and everyone is experiencing late deliveries.  I’ve written a Snoop about this before,…

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Snoop: Monoliths and Subscriptions

To answer my question from last week, the monolith in Romania lasted six days. Since then, additional monoliths have been found in: Pine Mountain, California Las Vegas, Nevada Oudehorne, Netherlands Isle of Wight, UK South Boulder, Colorado Chia, Columbia Rumors abound. Some suspect a global marketing campaign. Aliens are still suggested as a source. And…

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by Michael Boyink/Managing Editor [email protected] “We don’t know.” There are times when those three words can strike fear into the heart of even the most stalwart.                But there other times when they are my most favorite words. We’re an advanced society.  We explore the deep ocean. We put convertibles into space. We retrofit humans with…

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