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Summer is better together at the library. Gather your friends, family, neighbors and anyone else in your crew to share in a summer full of books, graphic novels, audiobooks and library events during the library’s All Together Now Summer Reading Challenge. There’s something for everyone (and the more the merrier) as the challenge kicks off on Thursday, June 1 and goes through Monday, July 31. more
For more than a century, both the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America have helped shape our nation’s future leaders by combining leadership skills and educational activities, setting them up for a lifetime of success. more
State Rep. Jamie Ray Gragg (HD-140) is issuing the following statement to express concerns with the City of Springfield regarding the upcoming 2023 Ozarks Pridefest taking place in downtown Springfield on June 10th featuring drag performances and the effects it will have on children and families in the Ozarks community. more
On Saturday, May 20, the 2023 recipients of the Christian County Agricultural and Mechanical Society Scholarship received their checks in the Tom Deffenderfer Memorial Arena at the Finley River Park. more
Patty Quessenberry, long-standing Ozark School Board of Education member, recently earned both advanced and master certifications from the Missouri Schools Boards’ Association (MSBA). more
This past Saturday, the Ozark Senior Center hosted a Chadwick Flyer Trail Fundraiser. The proceeds from the event benefitted the Ozark Senior Center. more
According to Karen Miller, board member of the Finley River Community Foundation (FRCF), the organization was able to congratulate their scholarship winners and connect them to their scholarship donors in person, Thursday, May 11 in the Ozark High School Library. Nineteen Ozark seniors were able to receive their accolades and thank their donors at a short desert reception that preceded the Ozark Senior Awards Ceremony. more
It’s been busy for Ozark High School (OHS) students as seniors finalize their plans for next year and beyond. The first week in May, eight students publicly announced their future plans, some planning to become future educators, and some already have a job lined up. more
The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Christian County Museum and Historical Society to create and install an exhibit on the former Mullins-Taylor Farmstead. The MHC is the only statewide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971. more
The EagleAir TV student staff and senior Justice Jones recently received awards from the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists. more
Inman Intermediate has been recognized as a Model Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work School. Inman is one of about 500 schools and districts in the United States and Canada to receive this honor, and the third school in Nixa to earn this achievement. more
Missouri State University Honors College student Susan Hardy has earned a job opportunity to assist the Smithsonian Institution with its 2023 Folklife Festival. more
Bradford Court, assisted living by Americare, recently received an award for resident services, during a remote presentation. Members of Americare’s leadership were on hand to present the award and celebrate with the team. Bradford Court was selected from Americare’s 86 assisted living communities to receive the award based on exemplary quality in the area of resident services. The recognition is one of four philosophy awards which reflect the four priorities of the company: service to residents, service to the employees, service to the community and fiscal responsibility. more
An Ozark contractor, who was the focus of an October 2021 Better Business Bureau (BBB) consumer warning, has been charged with two dozen counts of felony deceptive business practices in Greene County. more
The Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce is announcing the 65th Annual Sucker Day Music, Arts and Crafts Festival sponsored by Price Cutter. Event dates are May 19-21, 2023. more
On May 5, the Nixa School District inducted J’Neal Warfel McCoy and Barb Barnett Stillings into the Nixa Academic Hall of Fame. more
Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Use Area is one of two motorized trail systems in Mark Twain National Forest (Forest). Located on the Ava Unit of the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs (ACW) Ranger District, this network of trails gives Forest visitors a place to ride and enjoy their ATVs, UTVs and off-road motorcycles. The only thing the Forest Service requires is for visitors to purchase the proper riding permit. Unfortunately, several factors have created a bottleneck in pass sales. ACW Ranger District employees recognize this and are working to fix this issue. more
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation announced that Nixa High School students Sergio Pulbere, Landon Carson, Jackson Coleman and Alexander Deatherage won the Spring 2023 Stock Market Game competition for the entire state of Missouri. The Stock Market Game in personal finance simulates trading, buying and selling stocks. more
The Better Business Bureau® (BBB) St. Louis has revoked BBB Accreditation of Premiere Exterior Solutions of Nixa for violating BBB’s Accreditation Agreement. more
According to Mike Klinger, Past Exalted Ruler (PER), Trustee and Christian County Elks Public Relations, one highlight of the year at any Elks Lodge is a Mother’s Day celebration. Christian County Elks #2777 of Ozark honored the Elks Mothers last Friday for PER Steak Night. All mothers in attendance received a carnation and were entered into a drawing for a beautiful Hydrangea table centerpiece. Thirteen centerpieces were raffled off to the delight of some lucky moms. more
Last week, the Ozark Fire Protection District assembled a new boat for its Swift Water Rescue Team. The 15.5-foot Inmar inflatable boat has a 40 hp Honda motor and took about a year to manufacture, along with its customized trailer. more
Over 200 art pieces from Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Branson and Willard competed in the Central Ozarks Conference (COC) art show, hosted by Nixa this month. The show was comprised of the best pieces from the surrounding COC schools. Nixa students won four of the five top awards: more
This past weekend, the Nixa Archery Team placed 2nd overall while competing in the National Archery In The Schools Program (NASP) Archery IBO/3D Eastern Nationals (JROTC Division) in Louisville, Kentucky. more
Throughout the country, during the first week in May, all Elks lodges — over 1,900 in the United States — take part in Elks National Youth Week and Community Appreciation. more
The Nixa Utilities electric department has earned a platinum level designation as a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) from the American Public Power Association (APPA). Chris Huett, Assistant Electric Superintendent, represented Nixa Utilities in accepting the award, which honors public utilities for providing reliable and safe electric service. more
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