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OZARK'S HUDSON ROBERTS and the Tigers lost in overtime at Glendale in January.
Capacity crowds expected at Glendale as Falcons play host to Class 6 District 5
With Glendale serving as host for Class 6 District 5 boys and girls action next week, fans are warned to expect to be seated elbow-to-elbow.
SPARTA'S AVERI LEYLAND make a pass upcourt against Strafford on Wednesday.
Lady Trojans' finale comes at the hands of Strafford for fourth straight post-season
SPRINGFIELD — Most nights Sparta’s Livi Loveland and her Lady Trojans teammates would gladly take committing turnovers at the same rate the opposition makes a 3-pointer.
OZARK'S MANNY STOVER closes at the rim Tuesday.
Roberts' eight 3-pointers help Tigers net a season-high 86 points versus Joplin
The momentum Hudson Roberts gained from his game-winning shot at Carl Junction last week carried over to Ozark’s 86-66 triumph versus Joplin on Tuesday.
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Ozark Chamber of Commerce hosts Community Awards Banquet

The Ozark Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2024 Ozark Community Awards Banquet this past Saturday, Feb. 17 at The Ozark Community Center.

City of Nixa seeking photographers, videographers, graphic designers

The City of Nixa has opened up bidding for graphic design services, photography services and videography services. The city is looking for qualified and talented local creative professionals to establish a contract for hourly work.

Seven candidates to appear on April’s ballot for Christian County Health Department Board of Trustees

The annual election for the Christian County Health Department Board of Trustees will be held on April 2, 2024. Christian County voters will decide which candidates will fill three open seats on the five-person Board of Trustees. Those elected will each serve a four-year term in the position.

Christian County Library to showcase local talent

Are you, or someone you know, an author in the area? The Christian County Library is hosting a Local Authors Expo this spring — but first, authors are needed.
Nixa High School’s a cappella choir, “Nixapella,” learns they won the International Championship of High School A Cappella quarterfinals on Feb. 18, 2024.

Nixa High School a cappella group wins contest featured in ‘Pitch Perfect’

On Feb. 18, Nixa High School’s a cappella choir, “Nixapella,” participated in the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA, the same competition featured in the movie “Pitch Perfect”) quarterfinals at Liberty High School. This region is one of the most competitive in the country, drawing competitors from across five states. Nixapella, in only its third year of existence, not only won the entire competition, they beat the winners from the previous two years.
Spokane High School’s Entrepreneurship Class designed t-shirts for each student with the message, “There is Owlways Hope,” in a nod to the district’s mascot.

Spokane students spread a message of hope

Stop by Spokane School District later this month and you will see a clear message throughout the district — there is always hope for the future. Thanks to a Silver Dollar City Foundation grant, the district is laser-focused on spreading a message of hope to students and parents.

Nixa Chamber of Commerce hosts Nixies Award Gala

The Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Nixies Award Gala this past Saturday, Feb. 10 at Ozarks Event Center in Nixa.
Nixa’s Aetos Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating its one year anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.

Aetos Center for the Performing Arts celebrates first anniversary

Nixa’s Aetos Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating its one year anniversary this month.
Tiffany Collins, owner of Lucid TLC Arts, stands in front of her art gallery’s new location at 111 South Main St., Nixa.

Lucid TLC Arts moves to new downtown location

Lucid TLC Arts is moving to a new location in downtown Nixa. The art gallery, owned by artist Tiffany Collins, is moving from 214 N. Massey Blvd. to 111 South Main St.

Ozark board names Wilkerson director of school police

At a special board meeting Feb. 5, the Ozark Board of Education approved the hire of Sgt. John Wilkerson as the director of school police starting for the 2024-25 school year.
Hurst, Rider and Williams bring home Class 4 District 3 championships
PECULIAR — Ozark and Nixa combined for 10 State qualifiers and a trio of District champions during Class 4 District 3 action Saturday.
Injuries keep Ozark's Moseley and Nixa's Glossip from chasing return trip to State
PECULIAR — Ozark was able to welcome back Ruben Arvizu to the mat for Friday’s Class 4 District 3 opening two rounds, but the Tigers weren’t able to celebrate the return of Damien Moseley.
CLEVER'S JAYLEIGN FLOOD applies defensive pressure versus Forsyth on Thursday.
Hicks' comeback from injury triggers Lady Jays' rout of Forsyth in seniors' home finale
Clever’s full-court press brought out the best in Brylie Hicks during a week that started with the Lady Jays not sure what she would be able to bring, if anything.
Moseley returning from shoulder injury for Districts, after being out nearly a month
Ozark’s Damien Moseley will shoot for a three-peat Class 4 District 3 championship this weekend, after going 26 days in between matches.
OZARK'S STATE QUALIFIERS include (front row, l-r) Laura Pinzon Torres, Kaitie Coleman, Jenabelle Justice, Brooke Guyer, (back row, l-r) Grace Shaw, Grace Mika, Arielle Wilson, Lydia Ruby and Dani Price.
Hard charging Lady Tigers want to 'leave it all in the pool' and peak at State
Ozark’s rapidly rising 400 freestyle relay continue its recent ascent by finishing 15th at the Class 2 State Swim Meet over the weekend while sporting a bit of a new lineup. 
CADWICK'S KERRIGAN GUERIN tries to find room around Sparta's Mya Fulton on Wednesday.
Chadwick's zone defense edges Sparta's man-to-man, as both sides finish in the 30s
Rae Little put on her best poker face while assuming Chadwick’s point guard duties Wednesday.

Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new officers and board members

The Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chamber President/CEO Whitney Guison, are pleased to welcome new officers and board members to the board of directors, effective January 2024.
Nixa Hardware & Seed Company, located at 510 W. Mt. Vernon St., is celebrating 125 years of business in 2024.

Nixa Hardware & Seed Company celebrates 125 years

In 2024, Nixa Hardware & Seed Company (NH&SC) will be celebrating the remarkable milestone of 125 years in business. The store is currently located at 510 W. Mt. Vernon St. in Nixa.

County Collector’s office closed for holidays

The Christian County Collector’s office will be closed on the following dates:

Lucid TLC to feature the art of Dee Albers

Lucid TLC Studio & Art Gallery will host the art of area photographer Dee Albers as its featured artist for December. The exhibit will showcase many of Albers’ landscapes in prints and on canvas. The studio/gallery is located at 214 North Massey Boulevard. An opening night reception was held on Saturday, Dec. 2 for Albers’ exhibit.
Missouri State Treasurer Vivek Malek spoke with local leaders about the MOBUCK$ program at the Christian County Courthouse on Nov. 15, 2023.

State Treasurer visits Christian County, talks MOBUCK$ program with local leaders

Missouri State Treasurer Vivek Malek visited with local leaders on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Christian County Courthouse. He discussed the local impact of the MOBUCK$ low-interest loan program, and shared his plan to work on legislation that would expand the successful program’s capacity.
The Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) Board of Trustees approved an additional $312,948 to expand the planned Agriculture and Electrical Distribution Systems Building at the Richwood Valley campus in Nixa. The building project will grow by nearly 3,000 square feet, bringing the facility’s total footprint to 19,600 square feet.
The State Board of Education (State Board) announced last week that Senator Karla Eslinger will assume the role as the state’s next commissioner for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) effective June 1, 2024, after concluding her work in the Missouri Senate during the 2024 legislative session.
It’s no secret that the Ozark School District continues to grow. The Board of Education learned about the impact of that growth at the Oct. 19 meeting when Bob Templeton, vice president of the school district segment for Zonda Education, reviewed the most recent Demographic Report, calling Ozark a “destination district for younger families.”
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded the first-ever state-funded “Grow Your Own” grants to 125 local education agencies (LEAs). DESE’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget includes $2.5 million to support one-time grants of $10,000 to LEAs to create or strengthen their local “Grow Your Own” program, designed to increase recruitment of quality teachers in LEAs across the state.
Pumpkin decorating, hayrides, s’mores — what better way to celebrate autumn than a fall fest?
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