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Lebanon to join Central Ozark Conference

The Lebanon R-3 School District announced Monday it will be joining the Central Ozark Conference beginning in the 2024-25 school year. The Lebanon School Board held a special session Friday, Oct. 27 to approve this move, and it was finalized by COC member districts the same day.  Lebanon will join the following schools in the COC: Carthage, Glendale, Joplin, Kickapoo, Neosho, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Waynesville, Webb City and Willard. Parkview and Central will also be in the COC for all sports except for football.  For more on this story, see the LCR.