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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 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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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 Bolivar fishing duo of John Hubbert and Andrew Johnson are headed back to nationals. The pair finished second at the National Youth Fishing Association's Missouri Division State Championship at Stockton Lake Sunday, June 17.

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When it comes to considering frog legs as a food item, there seems to be no middle ground: You either enjoy eating them or you’ve never tried them and will never, ever for the remainder of your days here on this earth make even one attempt to taste them.

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The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease and help limit the spread of the deadly deer disease to more deer and more areas.

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Bolivar senior Kelie Henderson is adding another award to her trophy case. She was one of three BHS student-athletes and a dance team named finalists for the Springfield Sports Commission Awards Monday night, June 11, at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center.

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Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 34,059 birds during Missouri’s 2018 regular spring turkey season April 16 through May 6.

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Memorial Day weekend brought an extra-special celebration for squirrel hunters and bass anglers in Missouri: the opening of both squirrel season statewide and catch-and-keep bass season in most streams south of the Missouri River.

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Want some free fun that gets family and friends outside in nature? Get hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation's Free Fishing Days June 9 and 10. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or tro…

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The Missouri Department of Conservation is reviewing regulations of the Wildlife Code of Missouri regarding gigging on Ozark streams and wants public input through a brief online survey regarding timing of the season, season length and comments.

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Garrett Samek, 8, the son of John and Sheila Samek of Bolivar, shot his first turkey April 18 while hunting with his dad and grandfather Jerry Sukovaty.

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Trenton Routh, 10, shot this turkey Saturday, April 21, while hunting with his cousin, Jacob Cushman. He is the son of Matthew and Charity Routh of Flemington.

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The Friends of Dunnegan Park is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of the new Bolivar Nature Trail at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Dunnegan Memorial Park, 601 W. Forest St.

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Beau Beatty, 9, of Bolivar shot his first turkey on the first day of youth turkey season. He is the son of Bryan and Danielle Beatty.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation reports 33 news cases of chronic wasting disease — including three in Polk County — have been found following the testing of 24,486 free-ranging Missouri deer through its 2017-18 sampling and testing efforts.

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A strong start got Bolivar in the win column in the COC Small Division Thursday night, April 12. The Liberators walloped visiting Buffalo 13-5.