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Nixa Walmart celebrates remodel with gift to food pantry
In celebration of the completion of the remodel, the store presented Least of These, Inc., food pantry with a check for $5,000 to help provide holiday meals for families this upcoming season.
Stars on both sides will align for Carthage-Nixa showdown
At least one veteran in-the-know connoisseur of COC contests on every venue has made a bold call on Carthage junior Luke Gall.
Breeden’s comeback from broken back has helped solidify Nixa secondary
Nixa coach John Perry sent out a tweet this week proclaiming “The place to be in southwest Missouri is Nixa” for the Eagles’ COC showdown Friday against Carthage.
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Photos: Sparta Persimmon Days Parade

This year’s Sparta Persimmon Days festival included a vendor village with food, crafts and live entertainment at Roller Park and a parade.

Ozark man sentenced to prison time

He was 17 at the time he was accused of luring another boy into a series of sex acts that led to a grand jury indictment. More than three years after those incidents, Nicholas Cole was sentenced to 120 days in prison and five years of probation on three felony charges.

Supreme Court recognizes Christian County circuit judges

Missouri Chief Justice Paul C. Wilson recognized Judge Laura Johnson and Judge Jennifer Growcock from Christian County for participating in the judicial transfer program in the last fiscal year during a ceremony honoring exemplary service to the people of Missouri.
Local Sports
Realistically, best-case scenario for Nixa is three-way tie atop COC and District
For the second straight week, Nixa precariously sits atop the Class 6 District 3 standings.
Lady Tiger super soph Baade proving herself along front, back rows
Reagan Baade is savoring her chance to see time as a starter for Ozark this season as a sophomore.
Following breakout game, Ward has no plans to red-shirt as true freshman at MSU
Steven Ward reports he has every intention to bypass a possible redshirt season this fall and again suit up for Missouri State’s trip this weekend to North Dakota State, as well as the Bears’ remaining games.
Ozark spreads the wealth, with a handful of players scoring in rout of Willard
August McComas is a defender at heart and will likely move up from the jayvee to be Ozark’s starting center-back next year. But like every player, he can’t deny the reward of a goal as confirmation of hard work.
Stretching has Meierer free of back pain, as Lady Eagles prep for Quarterfinal trip to Blue Springs South
It’s no coincidence Maddy Meierer’s workload in the center circle has been reduced this season.
Bullard helps Tigers’ offense make impact at Webb City
Senior lineman Brian Bullard was as proud as any member of Ozark’s offense last Friday after the Tigers put up 48 points at Webb City in a 63-48 defeat.
Opinion
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.
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.
Business
Nixa now home of world champion barbecue

Missouri-based Gettin’ Basted barbecue team claimed the title of "Grand Champion" at the 32nd Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Music on the water Finley Farms and the Ozark Mill are still very much under development. Up next is the lower level room called the Garrison, a speakeasy-style bar with cocktails and shareable plates, and a meeting space called the Riverside Room that features the mill’s old flood doors.
Christian County restaurant inspections for August 2021 Restaurant inspection scores are provided to the public by the Christian County Health Department as part of its ongoing inspection program. Rating scores are assigned to inspections based on a …
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.
Christian County ranked 5th best county to get a mortgage A study examining mortgage rates and other key home buying statistics ranks Christian County as the No. 5 county in Missouri to get a mortgage, and the 204th best county in the nation to buy a home.
Education
The population of the Ozark School District continues to grow, and educators continue to plan for more people and more students.
Ozark High School senior Vadim Grishchuk was selected as a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program, while fellow senior Calla Yearta-Southern was named a commended scholar.
The student staff of Nixa High School’s “Wingspan” magazine and the website NixaJournalism.net received an internationally-recognized first place award from the Quill and Scroll International Society.
Ozark High School senior Vadim Grishchuk was selected as a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program, while fellow senior Calla Yearta-Sothern was named a commended scholar.
What makes an amazing school? That answer is subjective based on a variety of factors and opinions, but Niche used qualitative data coupled with quantitative data to create rankings of schools across the nation.
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