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Art Sync Gallery of Bolivar host the “Fun In The Sun” themed art contest Friday, July 17, and artwork will be on display until Aug. 21.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
BKD donation to SBU's renovation of the Gene Taylor center
Posted: July 29, 2015

The BKD Foundation, the charitable arm of BKD LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm, donated $25,000 toward the renovation and expansion of the Gene Taylor National Free Enterprise Center that houses the college of business and computer Science at Southwest Baptist University. Construction is expected to begin in January on the $2.7 million project.

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Final ‘Road Trip’ installment to be published in Friday edition
Posted: July 29, 2015

Kids across Polk County still have the opportunity to participate in Missouri Road Trip 2015 through the Missouri Division of Tourism, Missouri Press Foundation and the Bolivar Herald-Free Press.

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Kidnapping suspect to appear in court Wednesday
Posted: July 29, 2015

David Sheppard, the 42-year-old southwest Missouri man arrested in Illinois in connection with a missing Illinois girl, is set to appear in court Wednesday, July 29, for a preliminary hearing.

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Ninja warriors look to future competitions
Posted: July 29, 2015

A little surreal and a lot of fun is how Bolivar’s Jim Fenby and T. Jay Sanderson described their participation on one of America’s most watched shows after their final rounds on the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course aired last week.

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Parson switches to lieutenant governor race
Posted: July 29, 2015

State Sen. Mike Parson has shifted focus to the lieutenant governor’s race, citing a desire to keep his message about changing the way Missouri politics works and an expanding field of candidates.

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SBU CIS class achieves 100-percent job placement
Posted: July 29, 2015

The 20 graduating students in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at Southwest Baptist University have achieved a 100-percent job-placement rate.

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Prepared for school
Posted: July 29, 2015

Polk County students will head back to class in just two weeks, and several groups, churches and organizations have come together to help them get prepared. At Saturday’s Back to School Extravaganza, families in need will have the opportunity to receive backpacks and school supplies, at no cost to them, for their students.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
One-lane traffic continues on Rt. D, Mo. 32
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Crews from Missouri Department of Transportation are continuing to work on area roads in Polk County.

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Aldermen will hear options for new ladder truck
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 8:42 pm

The Bolivar Board of Aldermen held its business meeting Tuesday, July 28, and gave city staff direction to research options related to the purchase of a new ladder truck for the fire department.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Farm accident kills teen Saturday
Posted: July 28, 2015

A 17-year-old Brighton boy was found dead Saturday, July 25, at a Greene County farm near the Polk County line after he was injured by equipment.

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Senior center trip to Gaither Vocal Band concert is Sept. 11
Posted: July 28, 2015

Polk County Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Branson to hear the Bill Gaither Vocal Band Friday, Sept. 11.

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Final day for local kids to participate in feeding program is Friday
Posted: July 28, 2015

Continuing through Friday, July 31, students ages 18 and younger will be eligible to eat a free lunch through the Lil Ji’s summer feeding program at one of four locations in Bolivar. Meal sites are open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but meal times are different at each location because meals are being prepared at Bolivar Middle School and then delivered to each building.

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Eat pancakes, support humane society Aug. 1
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 10:56 am

Polk County Humane Society will host the first Pancakes for Pets fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Bolivar Elks Lodge, 1999 W. Broadway St.

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Monday 07/27/2015
Pleasant Hope, Morrisville men injured last week in separate crashes
Posted: July 27, 2015

A man from Pleasant Hope was injured in a car-pedestrian accident at around 11:25 p.m. Saturday, July 25, on Rt. AA 1 mile north of Nixa.

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Saturday 07/25/2015
Parson announces he will run for Lt.. Governor
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Mike Parson, who announced a run for governor in April, met with volunteers and supporters Saturday, July 25, to announce he is shifting his campaign to the lieutenant governor race.

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New student enrollment at Marion C. Early is Aug. 3
Posted: July 25, 2015

Enrollment for new students to the Marion C. Early R-5 School District is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3. 

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Friday 07/24/2015
R-3 Schools to host open house, barbecue Aug. 11
Posted: July 24, 2015

To celebrate the beginning of another school year, the Halfway R-3 School District will host an open house and FFA community barbecue from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the school.

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Bolivar aldermen will meet Tuesday
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Bolivar Board of Aldermen will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at City Hall and continue discussion from earlier this month about purchasing another fire truck.

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R-4 registration is Aug. 4-5
Posted: July 24, 2015

The Humansville R-4 School District will have registration for all new and returning students in kindergarten through 12th grade from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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Bolivar motorcycle rider dies in Thursday crash
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 5:10 pm

A Bolivar man is dead following a crash at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, in Pleasant Hope.

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Bolivar students to register for school Aug. 5-6
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 9:32 am

Bolivar R-1 Schools will hold two centralized registration days Wednesday, Aug. 5, and Thursday, Aug. 6, at Bolivar High School. This is a new process for the 2015-16 school year. Centralized registration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 5, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug 6.

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Care to Learn to give Bolivar students a chance to take shopping spree
Posted: July 24, 2015

Next Saturday’s Back to School Extravaganza is open to all students in Polk County, but Bolivar students in grades pre-K through 12 who attend will also have the opportunity to win a $100 shopping spree.

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Construction continues
Posted: July 24, 2015

Construction on the new Bolivar OB/GYN facility on the Citizens Memorial Hospital campus continues, despite recent rainfall that left everything drenched. Work was scheduled to be completed on the building in September but with this year’s rain, that timeline has been pushed back several weeks.

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'The luckiest man who ever walked'
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 9:45 am

For friends of Bolivar’s Jim Rush, the man behind the desk at his automotive dealership was just one aspect of the person they had come to love and respect over the course of his 90-year life.

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Simón Bolívar’s birthday is today
Posted: July 24, 2015

Across the globe, there are several places named for South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar, and while Bolivar, Mo., was actually named after Bolivar, Tenn., the historical significance of both place’s namesake should not be lost today, the 232nd anniversary of Bolívar’s (the man) birthday.

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Thursday 07/23/2015
Extension specialist offers low-cost strategies for staying cool, saving energy
Posted: July 23, 2015

During times of extreme heat, it is very important to take care of yourself. Older people and the very young have a harder time coping with hot weather, says Marsha Alexander, housing and environmental design specialist, Jackson County, University of Missouri Extension. Here are some tips for keeping cool and staying healthy.

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CMHCF hosts 22nd annual summer festival Aug. 7
Posted: July 23, 2015

Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, a Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation long-term care facility, will host its 22nd annual Dog Days of Summer event from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. CMHCF is at 1218 W. Locust St. in Bolivar.

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M.S. soccer informational meeting is Monday
Posted: July 23, 2015

An informational meeting for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Bolivar Middle School boys wanting to play non-school affiliated soccer is at 6 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Polk County Christian School.

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Funding offers providers access to telehealth training
Posted: July 23, 2015

Health care providers across the state are now being trained to provide residents in their communities with more specialized treatment for diabetes care, hepatitis C, childhood asthma, dermatology, chronic pain management and autism.

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Registration for Little Miss Country Days will be open July 24
Posted: July 23, 2015

Country Days is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, on the the Bolivar square, and registration will soon be open for the annual Little Miss Country Days pageant.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
Windstream gives to SBU
Posted: July 22, 2015

Windstream recently presented a donation check to Southwest Baptist University President Dr. C. Pat Taylor to be used toward the $2.7 million renovation and expansion of the Gene Taylor National Free Enterprise Center. The building houses the Robert. W. Plaster College of Business and Computer Science.

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Offices nearing completion
Posted: July 22, 2015

Members of the Bolivar R-1 Board of Education toured Bolivar Middle School Monday evening, July 20, for an update on this summer’s construction projects being completed through an $11 million bond issue approved by voters in April. Superintendent Dr. Jason Dial shows board members where the new secretary’s desk will be inside the BMS office.

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The Esquire brings fun to downtown cruise-in July 18
Posted: July 22, 2015

Members of the Esquire Band, including Jennifer Stegner, Lori Sawyer and Tim DeClue, were the musical entertainment at Saturday’s, July 18, downtown cruise-in. The Esquire also provided food for the cruise-in, including hot dogs and chips, and donated the proceeds to the Downtown Bolivar Association. Despite the heat, dozens of drivers brought their custom and classic cruisers for display around the downtown Bolivar square.

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Bob Hacker Memorial rodeo will be July 25
Updated: July 22, 2015 - 11:44 am

Chute doggin’, mutton bustin’, steer ridin’ and bull ridin’ all will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Double H Ranch, 1227 Highway NN.

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