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With Stidham and Thrasher in starring roles, Clever again knocks off Sparta
An in-game adjustment and an off-season adjustment helped carry Clever to an 8-5 comeback victory against Sparta on Tuesday.
Combs, Clark, Lafferty, Brown, Guerin and Little honored with All-State selections
Nixa’s Kael Combs has become just the seventh Eagle to be awarded multiple Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s All-State selections.
Christian County places recreational marijuana tax on April Ballot
The Christian County Commission has placed a question on the April 4 ballot asking voters to decide whether or not the County should collect a 3 percent sales tax on adult-use (recreational) marijuana. The language on the ballot will read as follows:
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Grant counting on change in mechanics to make a big difference in his launch angle
Tanner Grant struck fear on the left side of opposing infields as a hard-hitting right-handed batter a year ago. This season, he’s looking to terrorize left fielders and fans who watch Nixa games from beyond the left-field fence.
Despite missing final month of season, Clever's Jones tabbed Mid-Lakes First-Team pick
Clever’s Ireland Jones has landed a spot on the All Mid-Lakes Conference First Team.
Tigers to feature mix of veterans and newcomers in lineup and on the mound
Ozark will look to remain on the upswing after the Tigers’ 17 wins last season were the most for the program in four years.
Nixa's Clark and Ozark's Foley named All-COC First Team for second time this school year
Nixa’s Norah Clark and Ozark’s Jordyn Foley have earned the rare distinction of receiving an All-COC First-Team honor in multiple sports.
In first season as starter, Bauer will bring switch-hitting presence to Ozark lineup
It wasn’t exactly peer pressure that led Ozark’s Andrew Bauer to become a switch-hitter. But he was prompted to give it a try, simply because a group of players he was hanging with was experimenting with hitting from the other side of the plate.
Physically and psychologically, Ozark outfielder Dodd recovered from broken hand
Ozark’s scheduled season-opener for tonight has been postponed, but Tigers outfielder Brock Dodd has already passed what was a looming test.
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Missouri Beef Days to feature Cowboy Church with Amanda Radke on May 7

The 2023 edition of Missouri Beef Days will feature several new activities this year, including one very special pastime among midwestern cattlemen — Cowboy Church.

Jury convicts Ozark man of Social Security fraud in second trial

A former Harrisonville man was convicted at trial last week, Mar. 23, after his testimony in a previous trial for Social Security fraud resulted in an additional charge of perjury being filed against him.

Nixa Schools announces administration updates

Nixa Public Schools is announcing the retirement of Patti Arnold as associate principal for Nixa High School after 31 years of working at Nixa and 33 in education. Arnold has served a total of 19 years as associate and assistant principal at Nixa High School. Prior to that, she served as a teacher, a counselor and coach.
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.

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 …

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. …
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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