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The third annual Trek for Trikes bike/run, hosted by Bolivar AMBUCS at Motor Monkeys Pediatric Therapy, is from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 25.

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Koven Parks, son of Polk County Undersheriff Rod Parks and his wife Amanda, smiles proudly in front of his lemonade stand, recently set up in downtown Bolivar.

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The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar.

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Trail Life and American Heritage Girls will host an open house form 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Heritage Baptist Church, 4853 S. 135th Road, Bolivar, south of Smith’s Restaurant.

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While playing tourist in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a few days ago, I looked down at the iron tread-plate that covered the entryway and a step-high ledge across the front of one of the old storefronts on Spring Street. There, cast into the iron plate were the words, “Crescent Iron Works.”

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The Art Sync Gallery of Bolivar will host its annual fundraising art auction at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Refreshments and early viewing will start at 6 p.m., and the bidding will start at 7 p.m. by auctioneer Alan Roberts. All proceeds will help raise funds for the gallery's yearly expenses.

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Bolivar R-1 preschoolers and their parents gathered Thursday, Aug. 2, for popsicles on the preschool playground. During the event, families and students had a chance to interact with teachers and one another prior to the kickoff of the 2018-19 school year.

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Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, 1218 W. Locust St., Bolivar, will host its 25th annual Dog Days of Summer Festival from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17.

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Between the combination of having practically no spring to speak of and then following that with what feels like months and months of hot, dry weather conditions, it might not make sense to everyone that I am wondering where time has gone.

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Zion Lutheran Church's Lutheran Women's Missionary League will host its annual rummage sale Aug. 10-11. Sale items will be available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.  

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The Bolivar Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a vacation Bible experience, “Sea of Miracles,” Monday, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. 10 for children ages 4-12.

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Sacred Heart Parish Council of Catholic Women will host a Downstream Casino fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 8. Anyone 18 and older with a photo ID is welcome.