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Grapplers happy to offer some semblance of greco while executing entertaining throw
Fans at the COC Tournament in Webb City on Saturday will hope to get the same bang for their buck that Braxton Strick provided attendees at the Branson Tournament a couple weeks ago.
Eagles find themselves among a select-six of teams statewide yet to taste defeat
We are eight-plus weeks into this hoops season and Nixa’s boys are one of only six unbeatens statewide and one of only two undefeated Class 6 teams.
They're not all juniors at Clever — pair of seniors have emerged for Lady Jays
A pair of Clever seniors are making contributions that the Lady Jays couldn't have seen coming a year ago.
Local Sports
Ash Grove forces Spokane to settle for runner-up finish at its own tournament
Lazy sports writers are sometimes accused of simply inserting new names while otherwise writing the same story they've penned before.
After learning Cordell cut ties with Cubs, Ozark AD Little happily endorsed his hiring
With Jeremy Cordell living in the greater Chicago area, Ozark athletics director and ardent Cardinals fan Yancey Little got straight to the point when talking to him about the Tigers' head …
New Tigers coach Cordell: 'We're ready to make Ozark our home. We're all-in.'
Like so many Midwesterners, but completely unbeknownst to him at the time, a childhood trip to the Ozarks eventually set the wheels in motion for Jeremy Cordell to be confident in making a move to southwest Missouri.
After achieving great success with torn labrum, Carey seeks state title following surgery
The prevailing guess work outside of Brennan Carey's inner circle of family and friends was his absence from Nixa's football team last fall had to do with him devoting his full attention to wrestling.
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Full-court press triggers offensive explosion for Spokane in first-round rout
Spokane may have found a weapon in its full-court press during the Owls’ 80-50 first-round blowout of Bradleyville at the Spokane Tournament on Tuesday.
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 …
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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