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Daugherty hopes to resume coaching career upon making move to Kansas City
Prior to meeting many new faces, Jason Daugherty is enjoying the chance to renew relationships with old acquaintances.
After two years at Ozark, Nixa grad Cobb takes Clever job
Brandon Cobb’s storyline of leaving an assistant’s job at Ozark to become a head coach at Clever reads a lot like Jim Genzler’s narrative did a year ago.
Nixa's Nelson and Piepmeier sweep COC POY awards to top Eagles' seven First-Teamers
Nixa’s undefeated run through the COC earned the Eagles seven selections on the All-COC First-Team, including the Player Of the Year and Pitcher Of the Year awards.
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Local News

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
Leading up to State, Ozark seniors proud of their progress during careers
On her way to qualifying for the Class 5 State Track Meet for the first time, Ozark’s Hanna Vorhies has added to her legacy as a Lady Tiger.
MVP Wilks among five Sparta SWCL First-Team selections
SWCL softball champion Sparta, which breezed through conference play undefeated this season, landed five players on the All-SWCL First-Team.
Billings’ post-season run ends in Quarterfinal round versus Mizzou signee Lucas
Grant Heimer hoped he had set the tone for Billings on Wednesday by leading off the Wildcats’ Class 1 Quarterfinal matchup with St. Elizabeth on Wednesday with a single.
As Perez prepares to go for gold at State, he’s thankful he was able to postpone surgery
Tony Perez is in the best shape of his life, at least thus far. The Nixa senior is so fit his father, Eagles assistant track coach Richard Perez, wonders if he could compete as a decathlete in college.
Lady Jays sending multiple qualifiers to State in sprints and relays
Chloe Smith and Riley Britton took Clever’s 4 x 800 relay from sixth to third in Class 3 Sectional 3 action Saturday.
Gymnastics leads to instant success for Clark in hurdles and pole vault
A state champion in gymnastics, Clever sophomore Maliya Clark is headed to the Class 3 State Track Meet.
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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