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Record-setting senior shortstop Gardner first Nixa 150-hit club member
It was a quick countdown for Phoebe Gardner in her quest to become Nixa's career hits record-holder. In her mind, the countdown began at one.
Lady Eagles' Stubblefield hoping her putting remains a strength at Districts
With the COC Tournament and Districts on tap this week, Nixa's Mia Stubblefield will look to putt like she did at the Willard Invitational two weeks ago.
Meierer adds career strikeouts record to her list of marks as Nixa takes tourney title
The roar from Nixa's crowd and the tears from Maddy Meierer's mother gave away that a Meierer strikeout at the Springfield Tournament over the weekend wasn't just another whiff.
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
On their way to the top of COC, Tigers' vets and newbies responding well to Owens
A prototypical "player's coach," Ozark's Zack Owens isn't far enough removed from his own playing days as a Tiger that he can still run with his players.
Diabetes doesn't slow her down: Morgan plays with passion atop Ozark lineup
The consensus among Ozark's coaching staff in the pre-season was Natalie Morgan's personality and playing style made her a prime choice to be the Lady Tigers' new leadoff hitter.
Even in defeat, freshman Venable distinguishes herself with clutch attacking
The Nixa-Ozark rivalry brought out the best in Tara Venable on Tuesday, at least to this point her young and very promising career.
As mentor and prodigy, middle hitters Estes and Judd power Nixa to five-set win at Ozark
With Hillary Estes being a big girl on campus as an eighth-grader in Nixa's junior high gym four years ago, wide-eyed sixth-grader  Chloe Judd approached her with a glowing compliment.
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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