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Historic Bolivar Speedway will have another full weekend with regular racing Friday night, July 13, and kart racing the following afternoon.

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Makiah and Montana Sharp of Bolivar took part in the Youth Bowfishing Contest at Warsaw on Saturday, July 7. They faced a field of 59 participants. Among 11- to 13-year-olds, Makiah took first with 50 pounds of fish. Montana took second with 36 pounds of fish. They are the children of Eric a…

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The summer is winding down for Polk County student-athletes as the first fall sports practices approach Monday, Aug. 6.

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The 18th annual Karen Kjar Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, July 14, at the golf course in Buffalo will benefit the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at Citizens Memorial Health Center. The Karen Kjar Memorial Golf Course is at 90 Golf Course Road in Buffalo.

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Bolivar native Madelynn McNeal went from watching her favorite show to competing on it this year. The 2014 Bolivar High School and recent Southwest Baptist University graduate made the cut to appear on "American Ninja Warrior" and was cast for the Indianapolis, Indiana, regional. McNeal earn…

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Local champions from the BCSA baseball tournament at Fullerton Fields in Bolivar Saturday, June 16.

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Dylan Rowell goes up for a save during Bolivar's Monday Night Soccer July 9. The team will hold these summer scrimmages for the next two weeks at 6 p.m. at the high school practice field.

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Citizens Memorial Hospital family medicine clinics in Bolivar will offer $15 sports physicals to student athletes of all ages at the following locations:

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The inaugural Ozarks Junior Pitch, Chip & Putt Championship is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the Betty Allison’s at Oscar Blom Golf Course in north Springfield. Presented by B&T Electric, Panda Trucking and Freedom Bank, the event is only $10 per player, with boys and girls division…

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The eighth annual Bob Hacker Memorial Buck Out Sunday, July 1, drew competitors for seven divisions on a pleasant evening at the Double-H Ranch in Bolivar. Matt Henenberg was the emcee for the evening as competitors rode sheep, calves and bulls and even wrestled, rodeo style, in chute dogging.

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Trevor and Tyler Mann of Humansville  are competing in the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo July 8-13 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. They are participating in the world’s highest paying youth rodeo, hoping to win their share of more than $250,000…

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Southwest Baptist University announced its 2018 winners for the Rex Allen Awards, the athletic department's top award to senior athletes who achieve an outstanding athletic and academic career while serving the community.

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Historic Bolivar Speedway had another great week of racing Saturday, June 30. Four classes were featured with the main event being the Big 10/Pro Late Model Challenge.

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The treasured rose plant’s elegant flowers hold a special place in the hearts and minds of people everywhere, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.

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Bolivar wrestling will gain the knowledge of a coach who has spent the last two decades in Class 4 wrestling this winter. Jeff Davis takes over the Liberator mat program hoping to pick up where Bolivar left off in February at the state wrestling championships in Columbia.

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David Dickerson of Aldrich is headed back to the National Senior Games next year in the 5K time cycle race. His road to Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been an eventful one. Dickerson has overcome several medical problems just to stay on his bike.

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The Halfway softball team will kickoff its 2018 fall season with the third annual Midnight Madness community event Sunday, Aug. 5. The event will feature the first softball practice for the defending district champion Lady Cardinals, as well as a number of other events.