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Nixa stops Liberty North's shutout streak, but falls to eventual state champs
In his one season wearing a Nixa uniform, Ethan Taylor gained a strong loyalty to his new teammates that never wavered, even under adverse conditions.
Sophomores 'showing up' for Nixa like they didn't dare dream entering season
With Nixa players placed in rows according to their class for their team photo in the pre-season this year, it occurred to Colin Kelley how super the Eagles’ sophomores were.
Something to give when Nixa's flawless fielders match up with North's power pitching
Outfielder Wyatt Vincent and coach Logan Hughes don’t expect any carryover effect at this weekend's Class 6 Final Four from Nixa's loss last season to defending state champion Liberty North.
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Nixa will have a week of practices to prepare for battle at Blue Springs
With MSHSAA opting for teams to have as many as eight days off in between their District and Quarterfinal games, Nixa will have a week’s worth of practices leading up to its trip to Blue Springs on Saturday.
Cloud making plays at shortstop he's 'done hundreds and hundreds of times'
Nixa’s run to the Class 6 District 6 championship last week saw shortstop Caeden Cloud repeatedly make plays for the third out of an inning with the opponent having a runner in scoring position.
Wilks' senior season at plate and in center circle ranks among finest in the state
Natalie Wilks homered in her final at-bat in a Sparta uniform, but didn’t make the trip to State she dreamed of.
Hunsucker, Bryan, Burkhart and Billings foursome bring home State medals
JEFFERSON CITY — Spokane’s Lily Hunsucker and Sydney Bryan, Chadwick’s Chloe Burkhart and Billings boys’ 4 x 100 all collected top-eight finishes and medals at the Classes 1-2 State Meet over the weekend.
Clever's Clark four-time State qualifier; Lady Jays' 4 x 400 relay breaks school record
WEST PLAINS — Clever’s Maliya Clark qualified for State in four events during Class 3 Sectional 3 action Saturday.
Ozark's Beets, Nixa's Carter, Hopkins and Cantwell claim Sectional gold medals
SPRINGFIELD — Nixa’s Gideon Carter, Afton Hopkins and Jackson Cantwell, along with Ozark’s Abby Beets, all captured first-place  finishes in Class 5 Sectional 3 action Saturday.
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Nixa students donate to C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue

The Inman Intermediate Student Council ran a change challenge fundraiser to raise money for C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue. Students were able to raise over $900 for the animal rescue. This past week, Student Council presented C.A.R.E. representatives with their donation and got a few cuddles with the rescue pup, Honey.

Ozark South Elementary adds 3D printer to science lab

There are always exciting things happening in the science lab at South Elementary. However, fourth graders got a little extra excitement this school year, thanks to a grant from Project Lead the Way (PLTW).

State Rep. Jamie Gragg shares concerns about Ozarks Pridefest

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.
Dear Friends and Neighbors of Nixa,
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.

Ozark contractor charged with deceptive business practice

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.

Local assisted living community receives award

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.

CASA of Southwest Missouri community open house and ribbon cutting

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Southwest Missouri celebrated their new Headquarters and a one-of-a-kind CASA Kids’ Clubhouse.

Missouri Humanities Council awards grant to Christian County Museum for new exhibit

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.

BBB revokes accreditation of Premiere Exterior Solutions of Nixa

The Better Business Bureau® (BBB) St. Louis has revoked BBB Accreditation of Premiere Exterior Solutions of Nixa for violating BBB’s Accreditation Agreement.
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.
On May 1, 2023, Governor Mike Parson announced 169 school districts and charter schools have received grants from the newly created School Safety Grant Program. Sparta R-III School District is one of the schools receiving a School Safety Grant in the amount of $150,000.
Over spring break, members of Ozark High School’s (OHS) Educators Rising traveled to Westminster College in Fulton for the state competition. All 14 students who competed placed in the top five of their respective events, with six placing first overall in their events. They will all move on to compete at the national competition in Florida over the summer.
There’s not much more adorable than seeing 7- and 8-year-olds escort you to your table, take your order, prepare and deliver your food, clear your table and then collect payment.
Mr. Kent Doyle, School Safety Coordinator of the Spokane R-VII School District, has received certification as a School Safety Specialist.
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