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Russo thankful for his move from Indianapolis to Nixa and experiences as an Eagle
Memorial Day weekend for Sam Russo as a youth included making the short drive from his suburban Indianapolis home to Speedway, Indiana, to attend the Indy 500.
Eagles forced 'to bite the bullet' in District final defeat at the hands of Kickapoo
JOPLIN — A storybook season for Nixa with five walk-off hits and a school-record 32 wins ended Thursday at the hands of a pitcher having a storybook comeback in a fight for his life.
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Full steam ahead on Missouri Beef Days

Preparations for a Missouri celebration years in the making are entering the final stretch and it’s full steam ahead on Missouri Beef Days, May 16-21 in Bolivar. …

House advances measures to fight human trafficking

According to State Representative Brad Hudson’s “The Capitol Report,” the Missouri House has approved and sent two proposals to the Senate that would create a new fine against …

Nixa rally supports Missouri public 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 …
Local Sports
Ozark's season ends in semifinal round for fourth straight season
JOPLIN — After shutting out Carthage on Monday, Ozark was shut out by Kickapoo 5-0 in a Class 6 District 6 semifinal Tuesday.
Burks’ PKs stops gives Ozark semifinal win in matchup Nixa briefly appeared to have won
SPRINGFIELD — Even after 80 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtimes, Ozark forward Madison Moore sprinted half the field to lead the Lady Tigers’ celebration Tuesday.
Lady Jays ousted by Diamond 8-0 in Quarterfinal round
DIAMOND — Clever’s softball team bowed to Diamond 8-0 in a Class 2 Quarterfinal on Tuesday.
Vincent hitting .349 with five home runs while learning lessons in his first go-around
Wyatt Vincent responded to being dropped from the middle of Nixa's batting order to the bottom as well as Eagles coach Logan Hughes could have expected.
Lady Owls’ Czachowski remains undefeated in 300 hurdles on her way to State
With help from her Spokane teammates, Maggie Czachowski bounced back from a disappointing finish in the 100 hurdles at Districts to finish first in the 300 hurdles in Class 2 Sectional 3 action on Saturday.
Torrid and sustained clip has Nixa's Nelson on the verge of 100-hit milestone
Jaret Nelson could get to the 100-hit milestone during Nixa’s Class 6 District 6 run in Joplin this week. He entered the Eagles’ opener with Springfield Central on Monday seven shy of triple digits.
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
“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.
The Ozark High School JROTC battalion rifle team earned a clean sweep of the championship trophies at the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) State Championship on Jan. 15.
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