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Alpha Tau celebrated its 50th birthday at its September meeting at Church House Banquets in Halfway. 

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Bolivar Mayor Chris Warwick presented a proclamation to the Matilda Polk Campbell chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in honor of Constitution Week, which runs from Sept. 16-22.

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The Bolivar High School Class of 1949 met for its 69th reunion Saturday, Sept. 8, at Smith's Restaurant. Pictured are, from left, back row — Kenneth Bruce of Bolivar, Betty Stone-Breshears of Belton, Billie Hendrickson-Hutcheson of Bolivar, Erma Jarman-Kahler of Springfield, Willa Carter-Str…

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U.S. Army Reserve B Battery 3/75th Field Artillery Battalion held its annual reunion Sunday, Aug. 12, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. This year’s gathering marked the battery’s 62nd anniversary.

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Clarence and Donna Prudhoe of Pleasant Hope will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Labor Day, Sept. 3, at University Heights Baptist Church, 1010 S. National Ave., Springfield. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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Mike and Tamara Samek of Bolivar announce the engagement of their son, Isaac Samek, to Alissa Orr of State Center, Iowa.

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Simpson family gathers for annual reunion

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Author William E. Patterson, a former Bolivar resident who now resides in San Antonio, Texas, recently published a book of stories about growing up in Bolivar. The book, “I Came From There: A Memoir,” is available for purchase online at Amazon.com.

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Susan Cho, daughter of Kay and Sue Cho, Lee’s Summit, and Jeremy Byrd, son of Paula Byrd and the late Lawrence T. Byrd, Bolivar, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

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The  descendants of Edward A. Simpson and Eliza Ellen Beem Simpson will meet Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Bolivar. 

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Willamae “Ona” Brown, Morrisville, and Demetreius Jones, Morrisville, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

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The Bolivar High School Class of 1963 met Saturday, July 21.  Class members shown in the photo are, from left, front row — Wanda Vest Sheldon, Carolyn Jenkins Harrison, Kay Scurlock Garretson, Donna Sue Polodna Breesawitz, Dwight Crites; back row —Buddy Teters, Ron McIntire, Jean Pufahl Vinc…

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Rick and Amanda Long, Bolivar, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Allie Annette Long, to Jesse James Cole, son of Luther “Guy” and Nikki Cole, Bolivar.

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Ryan Vance, senior human and molecular biology major from Bolivar, was among a group of College of the Ozarks students who traveled to Belize June 16-24.