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Eagles thinking their non-traditional gray turf may start a trend statewide
Nixa Athletic Director Brandon Clark said the sentiment among the school’s administration, coaches, board members and sponsors was to dare to be different in regard to planning earlier this year for Eagles Stadium’s new turf.
Whatley promises to provide physical for Ozark on offense and defense
Jace Whatley is feeling bigger, stronger and faster and can thank his experience playing for Missouri Flight this summer and his time in the weight room with former Ozark teammate Tyler Harmon.
World Championships trip to Rome motivating experience for Eagles' Fugitt
Nixa’s Zan Fugitt can confirm Italy, as the birthplace of pizza, deserves its reputation as home to the finest pizza in the world.
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Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival June 30-July 2

The 37th Annual Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival is June 30-July 2, 2022, at Starvy Creek Park. Event promoters Dan and Bobbie Day …

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 …
Local Sports
Shoulder surgery or surgeries can wait, Eagles' Rutherford will see doctor later
Just as Reid Potts played quarterback for Nixa two years ago with a torn ACL, Eagles nose guard Avry Rutherford is determined to play this season with what he strongly suspects is a torn labrum.
After impressive debut season with 57-percent accuracy, Dodd's goal 'to do better'
Brady Dodd figured a year ago at this time that he would follow Ozark’s trend of quarterbacks being one and done.
Eagles’ defense includes silent, but deadly duo in seniors Speaks and Hartman
The irony of Nixa defensive end Corbin Speaks’ last name has not been lost on his friends.
Nixa’s eight championships lead to sweep of COC All-Sports titles
Nixa’s girls captured five conference championships to highlight the Eagles and Lady Eagles sweeping the COC All-Sports titles this past school year.
Drive-block champion Carson anchors Eagles’ ever-improving offensive line
The best example of Landon Carson learning his lessons well played out at the Eastern Oklahoma Offensive Linemen and Defensive Linemen Camp earlier this summer.
Greer to be ‘nose to ball’ as center and nose guard while joining select company
Peyton Greer is prepared to join the likes of Ozark grads Jayce Gorn, Garrett Sutherland and Hunter Tennison as Tigers linemen to start and/or play extensively on both sides of the ball.
Opinion
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.
Business

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. …

New editor named for Christian County Headliner

Publisher Deanna Moore appointed Leah Greenwood as editor of Christian County Headliner on March 7th. “I am beyond thrilled to have Leah back with us…

CASA of Southwest Missouri announces capital campaign

On Wednesday, March 30th CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Southwest Missouri announced they have launched a Capital Campaign for a new Headquarters and a one-of-a-kind CASA Clubhouse. …
Education
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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