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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
The Ozark Fire Protection District held a grand opening hose uncoupling ceremony for its newly renovated Fire Station 3, as well as a wet down ceremony for its new pumper/tanker truck on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. more
Impact 100 Ozark is seeking to offer transformational grants to organizations that can use the money to accomplish something big. Impact 100 Ozark will be issuing two grants in September, one for $14,000 and one for $35,000. These grants will be awarded to local non-profits or public entities by a vote of Impact 100 Ozark’s membership. Grant applications should not include funds for day-to-day operations, scholarships or to start a new non-profit organization. The organization encourages applicants to reach big, think big, think impactful. more
Nixa High School Journalism students took home more than 30 awards and recognitions at the 2024 Journalism Day event hosted by the Missouri Interscholastic Journalism Association. Among the awards were two Best of Show winners and five All Missouri winners. more
Nixa Journalism won the top Journalism Sweepstakes award at Missouri Southern State University’s Media Showcase event on April 10. The awards are based on student work for the journalism department’s four publications: Wingspan magazine, EagleAir TV broadcast news, the Eagle Yearbook and NixaJournalism.net. more
When Payton Shelor was in the second grade at South Elementary, she learned the importance of customer service, social skills, teamwork, time management and budgeting while participating in the Second Grade Restaurant. more
Sparta School District has announced the passage of the 21 cent no tax increase levy transfer ballot question after the April 2 election. The question received 61.97 percent of votes in favor of the ballot initiative, which will transfer 21 cents from the district's debt service levy to its operating levy. This will help generate additional revenue to support staff salary increases, student programming and other necessary operating costs annually. more
The Christian County Agriculture & Mechanical Society awarded their sixth annual scholarships at a fish fry on April 20, 2024, in the Finley River Park. more
The City of Joplin is announcing the hiring of Drew Douglas as its first-ever Director of Communications and Marketing. Douglas will begin his new role with Joplin on April 22. more
The Nixa Fire Protection District held a grand opening hose uncoupling ceremony for its new fire station on Sunday, April 14, 2024. more
Ozark School District welcomed two newly-elected members to the Board of Education following the April 2 election. Newcomers James Griffin and Dustin Kirkman were sworn onto the Board at the April 11 meeting. The Board voted to elect Mark Jenkins to serve as president and Amber Bryant as vice president for the 2024-25 school year. more
First responders descended upon Nixa High School on Monday afternoon to participate in a “Docu-Drama” assembly for all junior year students. The scene was played out by student actors and depicted a car accident and student death, which showcased the consequences of impaired driving. more
Nixa Journalism students recently attended the National High School Journalism Convention April 4-6 in Kansas City. “Wingspan,” the student-produced news magazine, won second place in the convention’s news magazine Best of Show competition. EagleAir ranked 10th place in the Broadcast category. more
It may not be a traditional Olympic event, but when Team Ozark swept the T-Shirt Folding Competition with first, second and third place at the Branson Job Olympics, Ozark students exploded with excitement and cheers. more
The American Pickers are returning to Missouri. They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout our area in June 2024. more
Billings Elementary has announced its quarter 3 honor roll. Congratulations to the following students: more
Nixa Parks and Recreation continues to work to get the pool repaired and ready for the upcoming pool season. Contractors began the onsite work on March 29, and have ordered the necessary materials needed for the project. more
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland announced the extension of the Girl Scout Cookie season through April 21. Traditionally held from January to March, this extension provides the troops with a valuable opportunity to amplify their earnings and surpass their 2024 cookie sales goals. more
The City of Ozark announced on Monday the hiring of Maria Neider as its new Communications Director and Benjamin Ward as its new Communications Manager. more
The Ozark Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of Chris Russell as its new President/CEO. With a commitment to community, economic development and supporting local businesses, Russell brings years of experience and a fresh perspective to lead the Ozark Chamber into a future of growth and success. more
Clever Superintendent Dr. Brian Breeden received an Emerging Superintendent award at the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) conference on Wednesday, March 20. more
Educators devote limitless time, and often their own resources, to helping students pursue their passions. To recognize the contributions of Missouri’s leading agricultural teachers, Nationwide and the Missouri FFA Foundation are honoring exceptional teachers as semi-finalists for the Missouri Golden Owl Award. more
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