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Teaching School in a COVID World

by Doug Berger The Covid-19 virus has changed many things during 2020, including the operation of the schools.  Almost 300 Ava School District students started the school year with on-line or virtual learning. Of the 1,345 school district students 94 from the elementary school, 77 from the middle school and 96 from the high school…

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MDC Reports Elk Hunters Go Five For Five In Inaugural Elk Hunt

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s first elk-hunting season ended Sunday with all five of the hunters selected for permits harvesting bull elk during the firearms portion Dec. 12-20. An archery portion ran Oct. 17-25 with no harvests. The five Missouri hunters were selected for elk-hunting permits through a random drawing of more than 19,215 permit…

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Only Election Race is for Mayor

So far, the only race in the April elections is for Ava Mayor. Both incumbent Burrely Loftin and Matthew Overcast have filed for the position. Ava city aldermen incumbents Noel Dye and Billy Stewart are running unopposed.  Other candidates for city positions can file with the City Clerk at Ava City Hall. The Ava R-1…

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Ava Bears Scrap with Bulldogs for the Win

By Doug Berger The Ava Bears basketball squad improved their record to 7-1 with a ten point win over Gainesville in a non-conference contest. The Bears were able to record a 50-40 win in the game. Gainesville came out in the first quarter and opened the game with a three-pointer from freshman Easton McGee. Ava’s…

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Progressive Foster Christmas Party

New Year’s Day will be observed on Friday, January 1st, with many businesses, state and federal agencies closing for the day.   In observance of New Year’s Day, offices of the Douglas County Herald will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, reopening Monday morning at 8:30. Submissions for next week’s paper will be subject to…

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Progressive Foster Christmas Party

By Stacy Garrison Covid has changed the face of so much of our daily lives and events, and this year’s annual Foster Christmas Party was no different.  Rather than being about to celebrate our foster children and families with a sit down meal and party, a new plan had to be hatched.  The workers, led…

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