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An Ozark woman pleaded guilty in federal court on May 31, 2024, to selling counterfeit Louis Vuitton bracelets and other items online. more
The Nixa Aquatics Center officially reopened on Monday, June 10. After completing extensive repairs to fix the pool’s leak, the Center is ready to welcome the community back for a fantastic summer. more
Finley River Community Foundation (FRCF) was founded in May 2001 with two endowed funds, valued at just under $20,000. Today, FRCF holds 76 endowed funds valued at over $4,600,000 and has awarded over $5,500,000 in grants and scholarships in eastern Christian County. more
YiPoA — Youth in Pursuit of Awakening — is a ministry a decade in the making. Having secured the land a few years ago, the building located at 5714 Selmore Road in Ozark is now, finally, open to the public for Onewheel riding. more
The Ozark Board of Education, at its May 28 work session, voted for Dr. Phillip Witt to lead Ozark High School (OHS) as principal for the 2024-25 school year. Witt is replacing Dr. Jeremy Brownfield, who is transitioning to the Lebanon School District. more
Every year throughout the country, the Elks host an incredibly special day at their Lodges for children and their communities. Elks Youth Appreciation takes place in May, and whether it is a grand BBQ or a day of fishing, an arts and crafts day or inviting kids to a local zoo, Elks Youth Appreciation demonstrates the compassion of all Elks for families and communities. more
Applications are being accepted for one vacancy on the Christian County Library’s Board of Trustees to represent the west county area (including Billings, Clever, Lincoln, West and East Polk townships). more
Collaboration is key to learning and creating. Ozark Junior High (OJH) students Adriana Berbrick and Zoey Brown worked with Technology and Engineering Teacher Eric Snyder over several Advisory periods building the school's first Little Free Library. Adrian Johnson's art A+ tutor, Ozark High School student Finley Nims, added the finishing touches with the letter design, and next year's Lit Squad members will rotate books throughout the year. more
After just over five years of serving as Clever’s Chief of Police, Jeffrey Lofton has resigned from his position. His last day on duty was Friday, May 24, 2024. more
Ozark Academies is stepping out of the classroom. Ozark School District recently announced the launch of its Registered Youth Apprenticeship program: Academies at Work. more
Give blood, get a duck and a chance to win a truck. The CCCC Sertoma Club and Community Blood Center of the Ozarks are teaming up to host a blood drive ahead of the annual Sertoma Duck Race Festival in Ozark on Thursday, June 6. more
Spring of 2024 has already proven the need for Ozark School District to have a storm shelter at every building. And, as of May 21, Ozark is one step closer with the official ribbon cutting for the storm shelter at Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center. more
Make this summer one full of adventures and discovery at the library. The Summer Reading Challenge is a zero-cost, family-friendly way to play, exercise and win prizes, all while participating in enrichment activities. Those who stay engaged with active learning are better prepared for the next school year. There is something for everyone as the adventures kick off Saturday, June 1 and go through Wednesday, July 31. more
Jacob Sayre was sentenced in court on May 29, 2024, to serve 120 days in the Department of Corrections and then to be released on probation for five years. He is also to take part in the Christian County Drug Treatment Court program. more
The 18th Annual GLOW, presented by Ozark Chevrolet to benefit Children’s Smile Center, is slated for Friday, June 21, 2024, beginning at approximately 8:45 p.m. at the Finley River Park in downtown Ozark. The GLOW is held inside the grounds of the Sertoma Duck Race Festival and is free to the public. more
One by one students in their fancy dresses and bow ties entered the Ozark Innovation Center (OIC) on April 19, greeted with cheers, high fives and fist bumps as they walked the gold carpet. Organized by the Ozark High School (OHS) special education department, it is a night students look forward to each year. It is the Spring Fling. more
Since its founding in 2003, 4 The Love of K9s dog rescue has made it their mission to save unwanted dogs from a horrible fate and find them loving homes. Because of the dedication of organization owner, Sherry Lee, and her team, 1,000 dogs have been rescued out of the Nixa Animal Control pound. more
Ozark School District has a number of Tigers who are retiring this year. The retirees were recognized during an all-staff meeting April 22. more
The Christian County Health Department announces a contract continuance to provide Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services for federal fiscal year 2024 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. more
The Ozarks Health Commission (OHC), a coalition of public health entities, hospital partners and community leaders across the Ozarks region, has come together again to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the residents in our region. more
Finley River Community Foundation (FRCF) invites the community to join in the organization’s grant round providing assistance to not for profits in eastern Christian County. more
The Ozark Board of Aldermen voted on a new building proposal for a vacant lot on the downtown Ozark square this past Monday, May 6. With three aye votes (Bruce Galloway, James Metcalf, David Snider) and three nay votes (Eddie Campbell, Jean Ann Hutchinson, RJ Flores), Mayor Don Currence broke the tie with an aye vote, carrying the motion to move forward with Torgerson Design Partners’ (TDP) new building proposal. more
Each year, choir students across the state of Missouri are invited to audition for the 7th and 8th grade All State Choir. This choir performs at the Missouri Choral Directors Association Summer Conference each July. more
The Ozark Police Department received certification of its accreditation from the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (MPCCF) for the third time last Monday, April 15. more
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Jeff Lofton, Clever Police Chief, was honored with a “Patriot” award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees and family members of those who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. more
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