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Samson stars in Lady Tigers’ sweep of Webb City
Less than 10 percent of the world’s population is left-handed and in volleyball circles lefties at the net are seemingly even more scarce than that.
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Ozark Oktoberfest canceled
The Ozark Historic River District made the announcement that the celebration on the downtown square is off because construction work on streets and sidewalks in downtown Ozark is not complete, therefore making it unsafe and unfeasible for a festival to happen. Organizers announced plans to start Oktoberfest in downtown Ozark on Oct. 8, 2022.
Local News

The Creek Rocks in Sparta

Sparta hosted the first of five outdoor concerts that celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Christian County Library.

As retirement beckons, Wise has found 32-year coaching career fulfilling

Angie Wise’s 32-year coaching career has been rather unique in that her only two stops along the way have been at Crane and Clever.

Courthouse Christmas displays would cost $80,000

The Ozark Historic River District approached the Ozark Board of Aldermen and the Christian County Commission about sharing the costs of three large holiday light displays that would be positioned on three corners of the Christian County Historic Courthouse lawn.
Local Sports
Carl Junction transfer Carey joins Eagles’ super sophs
Nixa’s already much-hyped sophomore class got stronger over the summer with the addition of Brennan Carey.
Eagles’ 21-10 comeback win at Republic serves as a welcome to Ward’s world
REPUBLIC — Spencer Ward was a mere 14 years old when he made his Nixa varsity debut a little more than a year ago. Coming off the bench, he turned in a dazzling run showcasing his potential late in the Eagles’ season-opening blowout at Branson.
Ozark whips Willard for first shutout since 2014
WILLARD — Ozark posted its first shutout in seven years while whipping Willard 52-0 in a matchup of teams searching for their first win Friday.
Meierer’s winning mindset in center circle and batter’s box carries Nixa over Ozark
With the current pollen count in Nixa at 8 on a scale of 1-10, Maddy Meierer had to go into mind over matter mode Tuesday.
Ozark double-overtime win over Nixa features distinct Ortega flavor
With the ball headed his way as he stood 30 yards out from Ozark’s goal Tuesday, Tigers forward Adrian Ortega had no hesitation what he was going to do.
Clark looking to pick up where she left off for Lady Eagles
With Nixa’s Norah Clark considering herself first and foremost a basketball player, she is admittedly trying to regain her timing on the volleyball court early in the season.
Opinion
In the year that followed the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a total of 181,510 Americans signed up to join an active-duty branch of the United States military.
Lidenlure has been a recreation attraction in Christian County for more than a century. It had a resort in the 1920s that went out with the Great Depression.
The Milky Way galaxy has billions of stars. They come in different sizes, colors, and types. One type of star has carbon as its primary element, plus an element that is almost non-existent on Earth.
Horserace framing is what happens when any occurrence is told through the lens of a conflict between two persons or at least two parties. It creates the Us versus Them mentality we are prone to feeling.
At a recent press briefing held in Jefferson City and shared across the state on Facebook Live, the governor of Missouri recently spoke out vehemently about the misinformation about COVID-19 …
Business
Supply issues impact about half of Missouri businesses

Whether it's the early childhood school building in Sparta, the gazebo renovation on the Christian County Historic Courthouse lawn in Ozark, or the housing subdivision being built half a mile down …

Emergency repair to jail air conditioner hits $47,000 "We're stuck. We have to fix this. It's almost 100 degrees down there in the jail kitchen."
City Council lowers Nixa real estate tax levy Nixa property owners will pay a lower real estate tax rate to the city of Nixa for the 2021 tax year. The new tax levy rate for 2021 is 0.299 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The tax levy rate for 2020 was 0.3246.
Restaurant opens at the refurbished Ozark Mill Guests can enjoy farm-to-table cuisine including seasonal dishes, handmade pastas and fire-baked sourdough pizzas. The menu features handcrafted dishes using 28 types of organically-grown produce sourced from the high-yield farm on the property on the Finley River in Ozark.
Ozark, Christian County move toward agreement on square An agreement between the Ozark city government and the Christian County Commission will clear the way for more improvement to happen on the downtown square surrounding the Christian County Historic Courthouse.
Education
With this year being the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, students were encouraged to wear red, white and blue attire and engaged in an array of Patriot Day themed activities.
Ozark West Elementary School science teacher Angela Lurvey was excited to learn she received a $5,000 grant from John Deere through Project Lead the Way. Lurvey hopes she can use the grant to help get students get excited about science.
Clever's Samantha Justice and "Chili" won the supreme grand champion show for dairy cattle at the 2021 Missouri State Fair.
Members of the Christian County Elks took 258 kids shopping for back-to-school items for a shopping spree that surpassed $26,000.
The Evangel University football team will play its 2021 home games at Eagle Stadium at Nixa High School. Evangel makes the move to Eagle Stadium after playing home games at Ozark High School from …
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