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Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime
With Christmas spirit in the air, the Bolivar community is buzzing with numerous holiday celebrations and traditions.
Glowing festivities
The annual Glow Walk took place at the Light The Park event on Sunday, Nov. 27. It was a beautiful night and the park was filled with lights, laughter and Christmas cheer. Area businesses have filled the Dunnegan Memorial Park with displays for the holiday season. Light The Park is open from now until Friday, Dec. 30 for families to enjoy from their vehicles.
Christmas at Fellowship Park features Lindley Creek concert, food, live nativity and more
To kick off the opening of their new Fellowship Park, Bolivar First Baptist Church invites all to join them from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 for ‘Christmas at Fellowship Park.’
Local News
Woods donates $1,000 to Booster Club
On Saturday, Nov. 12, Woods Supermarket celebrated their 75th anniversary by issuing a $1,000 check to the Bolivar Athletic Booster Club.
Community Calendar
See what’s going on in Polk County! Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Some events may require registration or admission fees; please contact the organization for more details.
Holiday Market at The Pitchfork
The Pitchfork Restaurant’s second annual Holiday Market is set to take place at 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8.
Local Sports
Harriett Chancellor named Forrest Lucas Lifetime Achievement Award winner at Lucas Oil Speedway postseason banquet
It was a night to pay tribute to the stars of the 2022 season while also recognizing a long-time major contributor to the regional racing scene during Saturday's Lucas Oil Speedway Championship Banquet at Margaritaville Lake Resort.
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Opinion
I thought one of the perks of making it to middle age would be that we no longer have to suffer the indignities of puberty. No more awkward body changes. No more hormone-induced mood swings. Isn’t time and experience supposed to make us more comfortable in our own skin?
The onslaught of December holiday parties, work functions, and family gatherings is in full swing.
If you grew up more than 50 years ago you are likely a storehouse of obsolete, if not completely worthless, skills.
It’s highly unlikely many people would mention field mice if they were asked to make a list of Missouri’s most important wild mammals.
Hearken, America, to what I say,
School
Southwest Baptist University’s Forensics team competed at the 2022 Riverfest Swing hosted by Park University and Ottawa University on October 14 to 16.The Forensics team took second place in …
The Bolivar High School Speech and Debate team recently competed with many other students from southwest Missouri at their season-opening tournament at Missouri State University.Competing against 22 …
Rachel Marsch, daughter of Charlotte and David Marsch and Colin Ames, son of Christine O’Neil and Chris Ames, have been chosen Student Rotarians for the month of October.School activities in …
Southwest Baptist University is entering into a strategic partnership with Campus Edu. This partnership will equip SBU to reach more students and enhance its online learning experiences.“SBU is …
Business
New, unwrapped toys can be donated to the local Toys for Tots campaign until Saturday, Dec. 10.
Edna F. Bybee
DEATHS
The Polk County Courthouse will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas Holiday.
The Zion Ladies Guild held their annual chicken and noodle fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 5. The guild provides funds to several area charities every year, this year they raised $3100 to be divided among the charities. Those that receive funds are House of Hope, Alpha House, Shop With A Cop, SOAR, COM, and Care to Learn, all Bolivar located charities.
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