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Looking Back  Douglas County Herald

25 years ago. A community coalition has been formed to establish an economic development office in Douglas County, and the first goal of the group will be to ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Looking Backward  Douglas County Herald

25 years ago. Ava's all-conference football selections are Scott O'Dell, Matt Turner, Reggie Stanifer, Tim Meyer, Brad Baxter, Brandon Ellison,, Daniel Brown, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Christmas Parade Line-Up Instructions  Douglas County Herald

The 2018 Christmas Parade is this Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. and for those participating in the event there are several rules and regulations participants ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Looking Backward 5.17.2018  Douglas County Herald

25 years ago. Rapid Lube and Tires opened this week in spacious new facilities just west of Sonic Drive-In. Owner and operator Carl Calhoun says the business ...



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 ...



Justin Maggard  Ozark Radio News

Justin Dale Maggard, 34 years and 22 days old, passed away on November 30, 2018 at his home. Justin was born November 8, 1984 in Cox's Hospital in ...



Jerry Lee Harley | Obituaries  Christian County Headliner News

Jerry Lee Harley. March 7, 1938-Sept. 19, 2018. Services: A celebration of life *service* will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at Barnes Family Funeral Home ...



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

After 22 years at Thornfield School as a teacher and administrator, Mike Wallace has resigned, effective June 30. Wallace said Monday in an email to the Times ...



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 ...



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 ...



SBU Announces Winter 2018 Graduates, Fall Honor Roll  Douglas County Herald

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Southwest Baptist University has released its Winter 2018 graduate and Fall 2018 honor roll lists. Graduates from the Ava area are listed below ...



New Teachers at Ava R-1  Douglas County Herald

Some new faces, as well as some familiar ones, will be starting the school in new-teacher positions today. Pictured from left are: Casey Merrifield, alternative ...



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 ...



Ava R-I Hires Assistant Superintendent, Four Teachers and Extends Swatosh’s Contract  Douglas County Herald

By Sue Curry Jones. School board members addressed several hiring issues during the closed session segment of the March board meeting, and according to ...



2018 Spring Preview: Ava Baseball  Ozarks Sports Zone

By Kary Booher (For OzarksSportsZone.com). Rex Sawyer has been coaching 34 years, 23 as the baseball coach at Ava High School. So, yes, he's walked into ...



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 ...



Fall 2017 Preview: Ava Volleyball  Ozarks Sports Zone

By Josh Hall (Josh.hall@ky3.com). The Ava High School volleyball team will be young this season. And while it might take the Lady Bears a few matches to get ...



Missouri State Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class  Douglas County Herald

SPRINGFIELD — The Missouri State University Athletics Hall of Fame will enshrine six former athletes and a long-time supporter as part of its 45th induction ...



Norm Stewart Classic –– 48 Hours of High School Basketball  Douglas County Herald

COLUMBIA, Mo. –– Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Norm Stewart and the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association will host the 11th Annual Norm Stewart ...



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, ...



Introducing Marshfield R-I's new assistant superintendent | News  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.



UTV Accident Near Bradleyville Dec. 23  Douglas County Herald

On Sunday, Dec. 23, Brandi Miller, age 19, and a minor male, age 14, both of Bradleyville, were involved in an UTV accident in the Mark Twain Forest, five miles ...



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 ...



MDC Will Host Prescribed Fire Workshops Throughout Area  Douglas County Herald

WEST PLAINS – The Missouri Department of Conservation invites landowners, natural resources managers, and others interested in learning about prescribed ...



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

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



Hall of fame announces football honorees  Springfield News-Leader

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Miss Merry Christmas Pageant Rescheduled for This Sunday  Douglas County Herald

The Anchor Club Miss Merry Christmas Pageant has been reschedued for this Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Ava Performing Arts Center. The pageant was ...



Missouri Sports Hall of Fame welcomes latest inductees  Springfield News-Leader

The hall also inducted Brad Smith, Jesse Branch and Rick Vernon.



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 ...



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 ...



Miss Merry Christmas 2013  Douglas County Herald

Tina Haden was crowned Miss Merry Christmas at the annual Ava High School Anchor Club Christmas Pageant last Friday night. Tina represented Chamber ...



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.



William Roy Morton, 48  Douglas County Herald

William Roy (Bill) Morton, son of Alvin A. Morton and Theresa M. Morton (Gassell Bailey) was born June 29, 1965 in Mansfield Mo., and departed this life on Nov.



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.



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 ...



Prof. Walter Darrell Haden  Douglas County Herald

Walter “Walt” Darrell Haden, served as professor of English at The University of Tennessee at Martin for nearly 40 years. He was a man of many talents and ...



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, ...



Candidate Q&A: Rogersville Board of Aldermen | News  Marshfield Mail

Editor's note: The Mail sent out questionnaires to candidates running for office in several contested races in the April 3 election. The following are responses ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Private Jarrett Huffman Graduates From Marine Corps Recruit Training  Douglas County Herald

P Huffman rivate First Class Jarrett S. Huffman, son of Scott and Gail Huffman, Ava, recently graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training in San Diego, Calif.



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 ...



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 ...



The Top 100 Boys All-Time Great Southwest Athletes  MileSplit

We used our database to find the top 100 athletes all-time in each of the events at the Great Southwest Outdoor Track and Field Classic.



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