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At Ozark North Elementary, CUB gives a helping hand
“CUB is our Campus Union Board for third and fourth graders at North. There are two representatives elected from each third and fourth grade class at the beginning of the school year."
Nixa Utilities customers eligible for water assistance program
Nixa Utilities customers can now apply for assistance with the cost of paying for water bills through the State of Missouri’s Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).
‘Here I am,' Strick proclaims as a 152 tourney champion
Ozark’s Braxton Strick gave the best answer yet Saturday to any concerns whether his strength is up to the task of competing with the state’s elite 152-pounders.
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Aerial photography update likely for 2022

Orthophotography is a technique that combines aerial photographs taken from planes with the physical characteristics and scaling of maps.

Nixa city clerk promoted

A promotion eliminates a slash in Cindy Robbins' job title. She previously served as a part-time city administrator and as the city clerk. She will take on more duties in administration, which means the search is on for someone to take on the clerk's role.

Plea possible in Russian immigrant's case

A March plea hearing may decide the outcome of a Russian immigrant's case in Ozark. Aleksandr Kovalenko, 62, is accused of eight different sex crimes against children.
Local Sports
No dunk, but Whatley and Ozark again open COC play with win versus Branson
It was essentially Ethan trying to get even with Ethan during an entertaining stretch between two former AAU teammates in Tuesday’s Branson-Ozark COC matchup.
No longer a novice, Ozark's Haymes reaping rewards of her morning, afternoon work
A Cross-fit enthusiast, Haven Haymes continues to make a crossover from soccer to basketball that has culminated in back-to-back career-high scoring games for the Ozark center.
After opener with Milton, Nixa may get rematch with Irish at Tournament Of Champions
When Springfield Catholic was added as a fill-in for the Bass Pro Shops Tournament Of Champions last week, Nixa coach Jay Osborne felt it put his Eagles in a win-win scenario.
Work with weights has helped Tigers’ Harmon elevate
Tyler Harmon got in the weight room because he didn’t want to get knocked around on his way to the basket. But he’s not going to knock down any of his basketball-playing peers who aren’t so enamored with pumping iron.
Tournament championship eludes Lady Trojans for second time in two weeks
With Blue Eye winning the Sparta Tournament championship Saturday, Sparta coach Josh Loveland feels it’s no secret that the Lady Bulldogs are the favorites to win the SWCL title.
Coincidence or not, Whatley on fire again against a mid-Mo. foe in Ozark victory
Schools from the central part of the state continue to bring our the best in Ethan Whatley.
Opinion
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.
Slippery slope arguments occur when one person, group of persons or, in legal terms, a party, views decisions as having the potential to begin a trend. In general, a slippery slope argument says that if a relatively harmless action is taken today, it could start a trend that will lead to something unconscionable being accepted in the future.
NIE allows teachers to sign up to receive newspapers in their classrooms at no cost. It’s part of a statewide public service partnership that community newspapers like this one have with the public school districts we serve.
Business
New publisher of the Christian County Headliner News

Deanna Moore has been selected as the new publisher of the Phillips Media weekly group in southwest Missouri. Moore will be in charge of the daily newspaper operations for the Marshfield Mail, Christian County Headliner, Buffalo Reflex, Cedar County Republican and the Bolivar Herald-Free Press.

Christian County MU Extension has a new home The Christian County University of Missouri (MU) Extension office has moved its offices from the Ozark square to a new location at 4101 North State Route NN, Suite 103, in Ozark. The phone number …
FRCF lends a hand to Children's Smile Center The Children's Smile Center received a $2,102 contribution from the Finley River Community Foundation that will help kids in Christian County receive dental care.
Fast progress at new ambulance HQ Construction workers are making progress on a new ambulance station at Christian County's busiest highway interchange.
FRCF seeks nominations for Ozark Citizen of the Year The Finley River Community Foundation seeks nominations for the 2021 Citizen of the Year Award. The recipient of the 2021 Citizen of the Year award will be announced at the Ozark Community Awards Banquet on Feb. 5, 2022
Education
The White River Valley Electric Trust Board awarded $75,033 to teachers in 20 school districts within the cooperative's service area.
The Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals named West Elementary Principal Gina McBain as Exemplary New Principal of the Year for the Southwest Region on Dec. 13.
Marie Day is a lifelong Chadwick resident, a retired teacher, a columnist for the Christian County Headliner News and a farmer. For a 15th consecutive year, she hosted the kindergarten class from Chadwick Elementary School to her farm for a field trip.
Spokane Middle School math instructor Michael Lewis and his students held an "equation boot camp" as a fundraiser for Honor Flight of the Ozarks.
Seniors Kade Gaunt and Jana Collins led a production of "Singin' in the Rain" to close out 20 years of productions on the auditorium stage at Nixa High School. Their five day run of shows ended Nov. 20, and the musical was the last production to take place on the high school's current stage.
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