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As he nears 1,000 points, Combs continues to prove his proficiency from perimeter
WILLARD — Nixa’s well-reputed student section was uncharacteristically absent for the championship game of the Willard Classic on Saturday. But Bolivar’s student section traveled well and made its presence felt from the get-go.
Sparta edged by Strafford 61-59 in final, despite Lafferty's 18-point fourth quarter
STRAFFORD — Sparta’s tournament title drought continues.
Second-half switch to zone defense propels Nixa to semifinal win against Central
WILLARD — With and without Kael Combs, Nixa receiving resounding results from its 2-3 zone defense Friday.
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
Blue & Gold bound Trojans earn berth in final of Strafford Tournament
With Sparta having welcomed back all five of its starters from last season's 18-win outfit, the Trojans appear primed for a banner season.
New starters, newcomers and new head coach all winners for Nixa in season-opener
WILLARD — Nixa senior guard Corey Kemp’s first unofficial start led to his first official start.
Tigers' Sundlie hoping theme of his senior season is all about added aggression
Ozark’s Brock Sundlie feels the sense of urgency that a fulfilling senior season most often calls for.
Lafferty nets 18 points and Sparta win versus All Missouri Attack teammate Horinek
STRAFFORD — Sparta's Jacob Lafferty didn't get caught up in the hype of his matchup against Buffalo's Joseph Horinek at the Strafford Tournament on Tuesday.
Eagles expecting Engelman to put everything together for his senior season
The manner in which Isaiah Engelman closed out his Nixa career can be a sign the best is yet to come for his younger brother, Noah.
With six returning state qualifiers, Tigers look a lot like last season's COC champions
The timing is ideal for Ozark to make a trip to Iowa this weekend to take part in the Dan Gable Donnybrook Tournament, according to Tigers coach Tod Sundlie.
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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