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Ava High School Awarded $250 for Student Commitments to Being Safe and Sober  Douglas County Herald

SPRINGFIELD, MO. – This spring 277 students at Ava High School took a pledge to be Safe and Sober. Safe and Sober, a nonprofit organization, rewarded Ava ...



Looking Backward  Douglas County Herald

Four former Ava teachers were the first inductees into the Ava Alumni Foundation's Hall of Fame last Saturday night. They are Shirley Piland, Daisy Ellis, ...



Two Charged for Bringing a Weapon on the Ava High School Football Field Grounds  OzarksFirst.com

AVA, Mo- Two people have been charged after being involved in an incident at the Ava High School football field.



Ava High School Jazz Band Excels in Competitions  Douglas County Herald

On Saturday, Feb. 23, for the first time in Ava High School history, the High School Jazz Band entered their first competition and traveled to the University of ...



The Do Run Club Begins June 4 at MOCH, With Coach Liz Kyger as Instructor  Douglas County Herald

The Missouri Ozarks Community Health Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new program called The Do Run Club. The program is being offered as ...



RI School Board Accepts Resignations, Adopts Minor Change to 2018-19 Calendar  Douglas County Herald

Troy Tredway, left, was recognized for his *service* on the school board last Thursday. As outgoing board members, Tredway and Lowell Strong have served ...



Ava Football Rakes-In 2018 All-SWMFCA Class 2 All-Region Football Team Honors  Douglas County Herald

Ava High School quarterback Caleb Johnson (12) carries the ball during a Missouri Class 2 playoff game against Lamar on November, 17, 2018, in Lamar, ...



Class of 1969 To Host 50-Year Reunion May 4  Douglas County Herald

The Ava High School graduating class of 1969 will hold a 50-year reunion in conjunction with the Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 4. A room has been ...



Moms Tell School Board –– Bullying Is a Problem and It's Being Ignored  Douglas County Herald

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What Made the News in the Douglas County Herald in 2018  Douglas County Herald

January 4: 18 year old Skyla S. Boyd from Ava was seriously injured on New Year's Day in a wreck in Douglas County, on Highway 76 near the Taney County ...



Year in Review Part II: What Made News in 2018  Douglas County Herald

February 1. The Board of Directors of the Ava Ambulance District planned to meet on Feb. 1 and discuss the addition of a training room at the ambulance station.



Local FFA Student Is State Winner in Wildlife Management Proficiency  Douglas County Herald

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 25, 2019 –– Dwight Emerson of Ava won the Missouri FFA Wildlife Management Proficiency Award at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention.



Ava Christmas Frolic and Parade Dec. 7-8  Douglas County Herald

The Christmas season is upon us with a host of local activities to choose from this year –– tree lightings, candlelight tours, vesper services, and local church ...



Filling The Gap: Ava Bears Drop Third Straight With Player Absence, Now 6-5  Douglas County Herald

By Jason Hoekema. HOLLISTER – Down two from back-to-back losses at the 73rd Annual Blue and Gold Tournament in Springfield, the Ava Bears were hunting ...



Homecoming Week at Ava High School  Douglas County Herald

Ava High School and the entire Ava R-1 School District will be celebrating Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 15. Leading up to this occasion is a week of school ...



Ava Tops Willow Springs in Overtime, Pick Up Win, Now 10-9  Douglas County Herald

By Jason Hoekema. WILLOW SPRINGS – On the eve of the coldest air mass to hit Missouri this winter, the Bears – both Ava and Willow Springs – were warming ...



Joshua “Josh” Matthew Flemming  Douglas County Herald

Joshua Matthew Flemming, 39 years, 1 month, 21 days old, of Springfield, Mo. passed away on November 22, 2018 at his home in Springfield, MO. Josh was ...



High school classmates injured, killed in Ava parking lot brawl  KY3

It was an argument between the two recent Ava High School graduates, Payton Esterline and Paul Porter, that lead them to parking lot at the school, classmates ...



Localized Storm Causes Damage to Country Club, Homes and Uproots Trees in Ava  Douglas County Herald

Destructive winds hit the Ava Country Club August 10, totaling four or five cars and causing extensive damage to the area. Approximately 35 people were in the ...



Ninety-Six Seniors Graduate From Ava  Douglas County Herald

The commencement ceremony for the 2108 graduating class of Ava High School was held Friday, May 11, at the C. E. Harlan Stadium, west of Ava.



Bill Martin Municipal Airport Sign Dedication  Douglas County Herald

(Ava, MO) – The Ava Bill Martin Memorial Airport sign dedication ceremony was held on Saturday, Oct. 20, with many family members of the former U.S. Navy ...



Local Family Attributes Baby's Successful Treatment to Third-Year Medical Student From MU Health Care  Douglas County Herald

Jessica Hall was driving with the windows down when she received the call. The person on the other end said something about her baby son, Memphis, winning ...



Chamber of Commerce Banquet  Douglas County Herald

Nina Carter, above right, was chosen as the 2019 John N. Dickison Award recipient. Marie Bristol, daughter of John Dickison, left, made the presentation during ...



CofO Announces Fall President's List, and Dean's List for 2018  Douglas County Herald

POINT LOOKOUT — College of the Ozarks has recognized students for earning a high level of academic distinction during the fall 2018 semester with inclusion ...



Graduation Activities Begin For Ava High School Seniors  Douglas County Herald

The graduation process for approximately 100 Ava High School seniors begins this week with a myriad of activities. The annual Honor Awards Program will be ...



Glade Top Trail Run April 6  Douglas County Herald

The 6th Annual Glade Top Trail Run is only one month away, as this year's scholarship generating event is set for Saturday, April 6, with races starting at 9 a.m. ...



Commencement Friday Night For Ava High School Class of 2014  Douglas County Herald

Commencement exercises for the Ava High School graduating class of 2014 will be held Friday night at 7 p.m. The graduation program is scheduled to be held ...



Judy Streight Inducted Into Ava Alumni Hall of Fame  Douglas County Herald

The 2019 Ava High School Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, May 4 in the high school gymnasium. During this year's banquet, several classes celebrated ...



Man is charged with assaulting student at Ava school, resisting arrest  KY3

AVA, Mo. - Police say a man from the Squires area assaulted a student at a school, waved a gun at two officers at his home, and kicked out the window of an Ava ...



Gloria May McCullough  Douglas County Herald

Gloria May McCullough of Ava, Missouri was born on January 13th, 1937 in Goodhope, MO and departed life on April 28, 2019 at Heart of the Ozarks in Ava.



Calendar Of Events  Douglas County Herald

This column is provided to our readers free of charge to announce upcoming events that are free to the public. Publication of the same announcement will be ...



After 22 years at Thornfield, Mike Wallace accepts new job with Everton school district  Ozark County Times

Mike Wallace, standing back, right, has resigned after 22 years with Thornfield School as a teacher and, since 2004, administrator. He's pictured with his parents, ...



Ava High School Homecoming Is Being Observed This Week  Douglas County Herald

It's Homecoming at Ava High School this week, and all the events will climax with the coronation of the 2014 Homecoming Queen and King on Friday night.



One Teen Dead, Another Hurt In Shooting Incident In Ava  Douglas County Herald

Updated 7/28: An early morning shooting on the Ava High School parking lot Monday morning resulted in the hospitalization of one teen and the death of ...



Ava R-1 2016-17 Audit Deemed Clean; Route Owner Controversy Reappears  Douglas County Herald

In a 5-2 vote, the Ava R-I School Board denied Dwain Turner the right to sell his business, Bus Route No. 7, to Tommy Scrivner. Scrivner was approved by the ...



Make-A-Wish fulfills dreams for Ava brothers  Springfield News-Leader

Before a packed gymnasium at Ava High School, principal Teresa Nash beckoned Brendan and Ryan McFarlin to center stage, both boys clueless as to what ...



Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Needs Donations  OzarksFirst.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Winter weather and illness have combined to cause blood donation levels in the Ozarks to drop substantially over the past several weeks.



Farm & Home Calendar | Farm And Home Calendar  Farm Talk

June 17-19–Management-intensive Grazing Schools. Located: Squires, Mo. Contact Douglas County Extension Center at 417-683-4409.



Colton Overcast  Douglas County Herald

Colton David Overcast, 21 years, of Ava, Missouri passed on to Heaven on May 7, 2019 at his home from a sudden illness. Colton was born January 20, 1998 in ...



Regional Fellowship of Christian Athletes Announces Recipients of the 2019 Coach Award and Athletes of the Year  Douglas County Herald

The South-Central MO Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Directors recently announced the 2019 Christian Athletes and Coach of the Year during the ...



Skating legend Scott Hamilton keynote speaker at FCA awards banquet in Branson  KY3

BRANSON, Mo. - It was an exciting night in Branson Thursday. Olympic Gold medalist Scott Hamilton was the keynote speaker at the annual Fellowship of ...



Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Upcoming Blood Drive  OzarksFirst.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) is the sole local provider of blood for patients at more than 40 area hospitals in southwest ...



School Board Hires, Renews Contracts; County Resident Asks for Answers  Douglas County Herald

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Sizzling at Zizzer Track Meet  Douglas County Herald

Five Ava High School Lady Bears medaled at the West Plains Zizzer Relays last week on 4-11-19. Athletes had to finish in the top six to medal at this track meet.



Zilla (Graham) Parker Lambert  Douglas County Herald

Zilla Ann Lambert, 73 years, 10 months, 16 days old, passed away on Sept. 7, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo., with her family by her side. Zilla was born ...



Valentine family: Father, daughter heart transplant recipients 'blessed beyond measure'  Springfield News-Leader

Sparta Superintendent Rocky Valentine and his daughter, Lyla, now 7, received heart transplants and they are blessed on Valentines Day.



The perfect Valentine's Day story: Father-Daughter share heart transplant bond  KY3

Valentine's day is all about the heart. And for a family from Rogersville named Valentine, it's definitely about hearts as a father and his daughter have both had ...



Shirley Louise Clark | Obituaries  Christian County Headliner News

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, in Adams Funeral Home, ...



Strong Work Ethic, Commitment and, a few innocent pranks along the way.  Douglas County Herald

By Sue Curry Jones. Having worked his way through college, Cody Whitaker is thankful to be teaching at Ava High School, where he serves as an educator in ...



Alumni Games  Douglas County Herald

Men who returned last Saturday night for the Alumni Basketball Game are, from left, front row: Monte Overcast (1992), Travis Evans (1999), Jordon Yockey ...



Highway 165 Bridge Across Table Rock Dam to Temporarily Close  Douglas County Herald

BRANSON, Mo. – The Corps of Engineers will close both lanes of Highway 165 across Table Rock Dam from 8 p.m. March 7 until 6 a.m. March 8 to install ...



Pokin Around: The heart of Ava runner, 16, still beats strong  Springfield News-Leader

Tucked in the hills of Ava, a mile from the high school, sunlight slants onto a black six-lane track where Jacob Luebbering refuses to give up. Several months ago ...



2017 Class 2 All-Region Softball Teams  Ozarks Sports Zone

Pitchers Alyssa Tidwell, JR, Kelly High School Sydney Miller, JR, Willow Springs High School Allyse Agers, FR, St. Pius X High School MaKenna Moore, SO ...



Introducing Marshfield R-I's new assistant superintendent  Marshfield Mail

Since he began his position on July 1, Mike Henry, Marshfield R-I's new assistant superintendent, has been busy preparing for the upcoming school year.



Hall of fame announces football honorees  Springfield News-Leader

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Football Luncheon set for Oct. 16.



Home Town Graduate Joins HomePride Bank  Douglas County Herald

HomePride Bank announced this week that Ava native Bart Ellison has been hired as Senior Vice President to open a new bank facility in Ava, Mo. HomePride ...



Sparta district promotes middle school principal to superintendent  Springfield News-Leader

Rocky Valentine, who has worked in Sparta for seven years, is the new superintendent.



RONALD MEDLOCK  Houston Herald

Ronald Edwin “Ronnie” Medlock, 71 years, 0 months, 27 days old, went to be with his savior on Nov. 23, 2017, after a long illness at his home with all.



Redden, Grooms Win High School Tournament on Norfork Lake  BassResource.com

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — Tyner Redden and Hayes Grooms of Greenbrier, Ark., had plenty of fun Sunday on Norfork Lake, and it was rather rewarding.



Donald Sallee  Ozark Radio News

Donald Eugene Sallee, 88 years, 10 months, 5 days old, passed away on September 17, 2017 at his home with his loving wife, Mary Lou, by his side. Don was ...



Tributes | vindy.com — LORENE N. (TISONE) NICOPOLIS  Youngstown Vindicator

Youngstown, Ohio | Tributes, In Memoriam, Deaths, Obituaries, for Warren, Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland.



Missouri holds first state high school bass tournament  Kansas City Star

Jim Huson had twice the reason to celebrate after the Bass Pro Shops Open Championship of High School Fishing concluded Sunday at Table Rock Lake.



Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.



Vincent Larimore  Ozark Radio News

Vincent Edward Larimore, 53 years, 9 months, 18 days old, passed away on November 13, 2017 at the ManorCare Health Services in Springfield, MO.



High school Athlete of the Year award winners named  Springfield News-Leader

Hunter Yeargan of Willard and Brooke Stanfield of Republic were honored Thursday as the Athlete of the Year Award winners at the second ever News-Leader ...



Tigers star Brad Smith to be inducted into Missouri Sports Hall  Columbia Daily Tribune

As unassuming and quiet as Brad Smith was off the field, he was one of the most dynamic on the field. A quiet quarterback from Youngstown, Ohio, who took a ...



Well-rounded students make up 2018 Academic All-Stars  Springfield News-Leader

An impressive group of students chosen by an excellent collection of judges.



November is prime time for craft shows and bazaars  Springfield News-Leader

Cassidy United Methodist Women Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cassidy United Methodist Church, 5151 N. Fremont Road. Featuring baked goods, jams & jellies, ...



Since Sandy Hook, a gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week  Los Angeles Times

There have been more than 180 shootings on school campuses that resulted in an injury or death in the U.S. since Dec. 14, 2012, when 20 children and six ...



Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report -- March 16, 2018  Lakenewsonline.com

The lake level was 654.6; moderate generation last week should cause the lake to rise slightly to 654.7 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam ...



Janet Jones | Obituaries  Christian County Headliner News

*Service*: Noon Saturday, July 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Stillings Cemetery, Douglas County. Visitation: 10 a.m. July 1 in the funeral ...



Audit of Everytown’s Claimed 200+ School Shootings Since Sandy Hook  Bearing Arms

Yesterday, Hayley Miller, a reporter for the Huffington Post, uncritically regurgitated an Everytown claim that there have been 200 school shootings since the ...



SPS police officer breaks ice with Vanilla Ice lip-sync  Springfield News-Leader

Springfield school police officer Hamar Hann wins lip-sync battle with rendition of "Ice, Ice Baby."



Dewayne Ducker Completes Army Basic At Ft. Leonard Wood  Douglas County Herald

U.S. Army Private Dewayne A. Ducker Jr., recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Ducker successfully completed an intensive ...



TRACK: Boys take second, girls tie for fourth in Cuba  The Salem News

Salem traveled to Cuba for the Cuba Invitational April 15 and ended up taking second in the boys varsity with a score of 98.66 points, and tied for fourth with.



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