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Tigers linebacker Dodd's eternally flaming fire a tribute to his late grandfather
It's been four years since Brock Dodd received the finest compliment he could ever imagine being bestowed upon him. 
Roberts making immediate impact with monster drives and nine-hole round in the red
Having stepped into a batter's box long before she ever stepped onto a tee box, Josey Roberts gained strength swinging a softball bat that helps her swing a driver mightily.
No matter friendly foe, Foley helps Ozark maintain mastery of Branson
Jordyn Foley still owns bragging rights against several of her friends from Branson and Ozark continued its winning ways against the Lady Pirates by picking up a 3-1 victory Tuesday.

Roberts beats the field and also gets the best of No. 10 hole at Rivercut Rumble

Ozark freshman phenom Josey Roberts was ready to take on the No. 10 hole at the appropriately named Rivercut Rumble last week.

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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
Carlton's grand slam in Ozark win versus Neosho keeps Lady Tigers perfect in COC
Audrey Carlton is flying high thanks to a broomstick.
Ozark can't keep pace with Webb City in teams' second straight shootout
Ozark held a third-quarter lead on Webb City, before bowing to the Cardinals 55-40 Friday.
Joplin's VanGilders excited about the future of their brother, Dylan Rebura, at Nixa
Joplin senior Drew VanGilder couldn't help but think what might have been Friday and later took time to think about what might be.
Green's first 300-yard game gives Nixa first sweep of Webb City, Carthage and Joplin
One long year later, Ramone Green concedes that perhaps things worked out how they were supposed to, after all, in regard to his broken collarbone that cost him most of his junior season last year.
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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