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The Christian County University of Missouri Extension recognized the 2023 Missouri Century Farms program inductees from Christian County, the Clayman and Wiggins families, on Sept. 21 at the MU Extension Annual Farm Celebration. The event was hosted by the Christian County MU Extension Council and was held at the First Baptist Church of Ozark. The evening included a meal provided by Lambert’s Cafe and special recognitions for the Century Farm families. more
Stephen and Lauren Short and family of Highlandville were among the families honored during the 66th annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 14 at the Missouri State Fair. more
Drivers can expect lane closures and occasional traffic delays on Greene/Christian County Route P between Republic and Clever, and on Business Route 60 in Lawrence County between U.S. Route 60 south of Verona and Cowan Drive in Aurora when a resurfacing project begins the week of Oct. 9, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced. more
Missouri fire departments are teaming up with State Farm and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Cooking Safety Starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” This year’s campaign, which runs Oct 8-14, works to educate families about simple but important steps they can take to keep themselves and others safe. more
On Monday, Oct. 2, Governor Mike Parson announced a total of 566 school districts, charter schools and nonpublic schools have received grant funds from the second round of funding for the School Safety Grant Program. more
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) is grateful to the Nixa and Ozark mayors for using their rivalry in a positive way to benefit the community. more
The Missouri Department of Revenue announced the new management contract for the Rogersville License Office has been awarded to Rogersville Area Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director, Stephanie White, expressed her enthusiasm for this milestone. more
The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri, along with the Sparta Fire Protection District and Christian County CERT, are offering free smoke alarm installations for Sparta residents in need during a Sound the Alarm home fire safety event on Oct. 14. more
Earlier in September, women of the Impact 100 Ozark organization met at Fremont Hills Country Club for their annual meeting to give away $50,000 in community grants. more
Work trucks from City of Nixa Utilities, Nixa Police, Nixa Fire Department, Christian County Ambulance District and more converged on the Early Childhood Center parking lot for an evening of discovery, experience and community for children through age five and their families last Tuesday, Sept. 19. more
The heat of summer has broken, making way for cooler temperatures and more outdoor exploration for many areas of Mark Twain National Forest, including the Chadwick Off-Highway-Vehicle (OHV) Riding Area. The Chadwick OHV Riding Area has more than 70 miles of trails to explore. Motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs less than 50 inches in width can ride the trails with Forest Service OHV permits and as long as the vehicles are safe to operate and the drivers understand the rules of trail riding. more
You already know a library card gets you books, but this fall, it’s also a front-row ticket to the Outdoor Concert Series. Grab lawn chairs and blankets and book it to the Christian County Library, where there is plenty of parking, for an evening of toe-tapping music and fun for the entire family. more
Last week, on Sept. 19, the U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, recognized Mathews Elementary as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School based on its overall academic excellence. more
On Wednesday, Sept. 20, approximately 45 arborists and tree care industry professionals from across Southwest Missouri donated a full day’s work to honor America’s military service men and women by providing tree care at Springfield National Cemetery located at the corner of Seminole and Glenstone in Springfield. more
Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, announced at the end of last month the Ozark location of Orscheln Farm & Home has begun its transition to Tractor Supply. more
The gripping new World War II drama, “Reveille,” is set to captivate audiences on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, when it releases On Demand via Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Charter/Spectrum and others. more
Sunday night’s storm downed trees and power lines, leaving thousands throughout the county without power. more
Elizabeth Picking, Livestock Specialist with University of Missouri Extension, notes that reports of large swarms of blister beetles on grass pastures and home gardens came out of Howell, Taney and Barry counties last week. more
The Truman Boulevard extension project in Nixa is complete, and the road opened to traffic on Friday, June 30, following a ribbon cutting ceremony. more
The City of Nixa is now able to accept payments again, following the launch of a new and improved payment system and account software. The City is now introducing the community to new online tools called “myNixa” and “NixaPay.” more
The Nixa Police Department announced last week the implementation of Flock cameras in Nixa to solve and reduce crime. Four automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras built by Flock Safety have been installed in the community. Flock Safety is a public safety technology company which helps neighborhoods, communities and law enforcement work together to fight crime. more
Last Tuesday, June 20, the Nixa Public School Board held a special meeting in which the board members heard public comments and voted on the status of seven books in the school library system. Ultimately, the board removed four of the seven books. more
Cledas Manuel, of Nixa, is a representative for Modern Woodmen of America and is one of a small percentage of financial representatives worldwide to achieve membership this year in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). more
A large gathering of artists, friends, family and community members welcomed Lucid TLC Arts with a ribbon cutting grand opening celebration Wednesday, June 21. The opening of Lucid TLC Arts at 214 N. Massey Blvd. in Nixa has been a dream come true for Nixa native, artist and owner Tiffany Collins. She has a passion to bring art to her hometown. more
Nixa Parks & Recreation now have authorization to spend up to $100,000 on repairs for the community pool to resolve the leak. more
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