Driven by Love and Restoring Hope One Life at a Time

Sydney Gipson, Editor

May 8, 2019

Need a better look at hope and love? Well, Mellonie Labrier and her family own a ranch named Dogwood Ranch. Like most ranches, they ride and take care of their animals. But they don’t just do what normal ranches do, the...

Abby Beets: OJH’s Best Pole Vaulter Yet

Leah Morris, Editor

May 8, 2019

Abby Beets does multiple events in track, such as the open 400 meter run, the 4x4 relay, and the 4x2 relay. But her main event? Pole vaulting. Abby recently broke the Ozark Junior High School record for pole vaulting,...

Friendly Face In the 8th Grade Art Room

Lindsey Wagner, Editor

May 8, 2019

Laura Swearngin has been working for the Ozark School District for 10 years, and is retiring after this school year. She first started at the Ozark Middle School as a para. She then moved on to teaching art at South Elementary in ...

Kenora Stine’s Childhood in Africa

Kenzie Denney, Editor

May 6, 2019

Most children in America have an opportunity to go to school on a regular basis, and get a good education for most of their lives. In Africa, over 33 million children don’t get the same chance as kids do in America. Kenora S...

Trisha Thornton: A Childhood in the Philippines

Jayden Toliver, Editor

May 6, 2019

The world is surrounded in diversity, whether it’s culturally or socially. Countries and cities have varying customs and beliefs depending on where they’re geologically located. Compared to Pampanga, a heavily populated prov...

A Very Busy Day in the Life of Macy Morgan

Lily Davis, Writer

April 9, 2019

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a teenager who doesn’t do just one sport but two? Trying to juggle school and sports can be a major struggle for kids and their parents. “Mom! We need to go.” This is a very popular statemen...

From Ozark to The Philippines

Tristin Cathcart, Editor

April 9, 2019

Nicole Camilon, an eighth grade student from Ozark, left for the Philippines on February 17. Her dad works for a railroad company, which moved him out to The Philippines for a few weeks, and Nicole, her sister, and her mom a...

Ms. B’s Weight Loss Journey

Hannah Jones, Editor

April 9, 2019

Ms. Briea Williams, who prefers to be called Ms. B, is one of the ninth grade English teachers at OJH. She has been teaching for 14 years, six of those years have been at Ozark. Her favorite part of teaching is her students. ...

Unspoken Heroes: The Kids Left Behind

Kenzie Denney, Editor

March 20, 2019

Imagine waking up everyday and not knowing whether you will see your mom or dad ever again. Imagine you’re distracted every second of everyday because you are worrying about the wellbeing of your parent while they are off ...

Librarians: Most Underrated Staff Members

Kenzie Denney, Editor

December 3, 2018

Librarians are the most underrated staff members. They do more than just check books out and organize bookshelves. Abigail Wright and Angela Lasley are prime examples of that. Angela Lasley is the school’s head librarian/...

Life in the Eyes of a Lunch Lady

December 3, 2018

Students crowd the halls when the bell rings to go to first block. Students go to English, History, Math, and many other classes. But the place that all kids love the most is the lunch room. This is where students can find B...

Mr. Eoff’s Experiences in France

Hannah Jones, Editor

November 16, 2018

France has many features and attractions that draw tourists and others in. The Eiffel Tower, for example, brings over 7 million people to France each year. Dallas Eoff is one out of many that were drawn to the beauty of Franc...

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