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Christian County places recreational marijuana tax on April Ballot
The Christian County Commission has placed a question on the April 4 ballot asking voters to decide whether or not the County should collect a 3 percent sales tax on adult-use (recreational) marijuana. The language on the ballot will read as follows:
New Nixa utility man Eoff shares same name as Yankees legend Gehrig, but little else
Bearing a name so revered, yet so unique, at the ballpark or anywhere for that matter, Gehrig Eoff has grown accustomed to being compared to former Yankees legend Lou Gehrig. 
Eagles dealt first loss, but Gamble's first start figures to lead to winning dividends
Jackson Gamble’s name notwithstanding, Nixa coach Logan Hughes wouldn’t have risked the health of the sophomore pitcher’s right arm even if he had extended his no-hit bid to the seventh inning Tuesday.
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Tigers to feature mix of veterans and newcomers in lineup and on the mound
Ozark will look to remain on the upswing after the Tigers’ 17 wins last season were the most for the program in four years.
Nixa's Clark and Ozark's Foley named All-COC First Team for second time this school year
Nixa’s Norah Clark and Ozark’s Jordyn Foley have earned the rare distinction of receiving an All-COC First-Team honor in multiple sports.
In first season as starter, Bauer will bring switch-hitting presence to Ozark lineup
It wasn’t exactly peer pressure that led Ozark’s Andrew Bauer to become a switch-hitter. But he was prompted to give it a try, simply because a group of players he was hanging with was experimenting with hitting from the other side of the plate.
Physically and psychologically, Ozark outfielder Dodd recovered from broken hand
Ozark’s scheduled season-opener for tonight has been postponed, but Tigers outfielder Brock Dodd has already passed what was a looming test.
Hughes feels good about Nixa's depth on mound and throughout Eagles' lineup
Nixa’s pitching staff this spring will look to extend its streak of boasting the COC Pitcher Of the Year to four seasons, while also trying to help the Eagles repeat as COC champions.
2003 state champion Tigers to reunite later this week during Class 4 championship game
For the second time in as many months, Ozark’s 2002-2003 Class 4 state champion boys basketball team will reunite this week for a 20th anniversary celebration. 
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Wallace named Ozark North principal for 2023-24 school year

The Ozark Board of Education, during a special board meeting Mar. 10, voted to hire Dr. Zeb Wallace as the Ozark North Elementary principal for the 2023-24 school year.

Capen to lead Ozark East as principal for 2023-24 school year

The Ozark Board of Education, during a special board meeting Mar. 10, voted to hire Karen Capen as East Elementary principal for the 2023-24 school year.

27th Annual NIXPO draws crowds, builds community

The 27th Annual NIXPO Business and Community Expo was held this past weekend on Mar. 18 at the Nixa High School.
It has been just over a month since I became the editor for Christian County Headliner. My …
Like anything that goes by several aliases and has different spins, the reality is probably somewhere in between. "The Great Reevaluation" might be the proper name to call this time for the U.S. economy.
A million minutes is a huge amount of time. How big? Another way of putting it is a thousand THOUSAND minutes of reading. But how, you ask, could anyone ever read that much? Together, we can — as a community. This January 3 - 31, we challenge everyone (and ourselves) to reach that reading goal.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson made national news for the wrong reasons on Oct. 14. He condemned a journalist from one of the state’s largest newspapers for finding a flaw in a state database. Parson effectively shot the Good Samaritan.
A special ceremony will be held at Nixa Community Center at 9 a.m. on Nov. 13 to recognize the 100-year remembrance of the Unkown Soldier, and honor all veterans who served in the U.S. military.

Pink flamingo becomes official bird of Ozark

For 95 years, the state bird of Missouri has been the Eastern Bluebird. While that’s not officially changing, the citizens of Ozark may very well think that it has. Over the next two months, …

The Garrison, a fine dining experience, set to open at Finley Farms

Finley Farms announced on June 1 that The Garrison, a fine dining social affair tucked away beneath The Ozark Mill, will open to the public Friday, July 1, 2022. Patrons can indulge in high-brow …

Nixa to be home of Christian County's first food hall, 14 Mill Market

14 Mill Market will be a new Ozarks entertainment and restaurant destination in Nixa. After the groundbreaking ceremony on April 8, work on the food hall …

Nixa Community Foundation awarding five grants to Nixa area non-profits

The Nixa Community Foundation and the City of Nixa announced on April 13 the awarding of grants to Nixa area non-profits. Five (5) grants totaling $30,000 were announced at the monthly Nixa Chamber …

Christian County Enterprises provides purpose, serves the community

For over 30 years, Christian County Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) has partnered with businesses by employing individuals with disabilities in Christian and surrounding counties. …
Nixa and other area teachers, staff, friends and supporters gathered at the Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce this past Friday afternoon to show support for Missouri public education and to call to …
“People don’t believe that kids can run restaurants, but they actually can.” Those are the words of …
The Ozark Board of Education welcomed one incumbent and one newly-elected member following the April 5 election. …
Officials with the Spokane R-VII School District announced it has been selected to participate in the Missouri Postsecondary Advising Initiative, a statewide effort to place trained advisors into high schools, alongside current school counselors, to provide students with individualized college and career preparation support.
Dr. Chris Bauman will remain the superintendent of the Ozark School District until at least June of 2025.
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