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Woman injured in Polk County wreck
A woman from Osceola was hurt in a single-car crash at around 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, inPolk County.According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Elisha A. Waugh, 35, wassouthbound …
Rape charge filed against Humansville man
A Humansville man, Jeffrey Spies, is faced with a warrant and a charge in Cedar County Circuit Court for felony first-degree rape, according to a statement from the office of the Cedar …
Back to School Extravaganza
The Ninth Annual Back to School Extravaganza, Saturday, Aug. 6, was a huge success with 660 Polk County students receiving free back to school supplies. The event, organized by Open Hearts Bolivar …
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Family? I have a human husband and my fur babies. We have a house full.  Hometown. Charleston, South Carolina — my home away from home. Hobbies? Ghost hunting and writing blogs about …
American Legion fish fry
American Legion Post 138 will be sponsoring their monthly fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.  The meal consists of fish, French fries, hush puppies and cole …
Powerade scrimmage heating up for the season
The Liberator football squads, Varsity and Freshman, gathered for the Powerade scrimmage on Saturday, Aug 13. Football season is here and they are getting ready for the big games coming up. First up …
Class of ‘64 have reunion
Saturday, Aug. 6, the class of 1964 gathered at the Pitchfork in Bolivar to celebrate and reminisce together.
August watercolor class
Art Sync Gallery will be having the August watercolor class from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.  Anyone interested in learning how to create depth with watercolor and learn four …
Free painting lessons
If you are interested in free painting lessons, Cheryl Coen will be at Art Sync Gallery at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Instead of the usual life drawing session, Coen will teach an oil painting …
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Summer MASH Camp
Students interested in healthcare were able to participate in this year’s Missouri AHEC Science & Health (MASH) Camp on July 14th and 15th! The Bolivar MASH camp is put on by Missouri State …
Construction on the Courts
The Bolivar R-1 Schools administration initiated the construction of a new tennis court complex on the south side of the Bolivar High School building. According to Dr. Richard Asbill, Bolivar …
Bolivar Speedway Under New Management
The Historic Bolivar Speedway is welcoming Ben Lipe to their team as the new manager. Theracetrack has been under the ownership of Jim and Vicki Benner since 2018. Lipe, havingrecently signed a lease …
Youth Soccer Camp
Every summer, groups of athletes join together to sharpen their soccer skills with guidance fromtheir coaches and fellow teammates, and this year is no different. This summer’s youth soccer …
Working Together
This summer, the Bolivar High School soccer team is gathering together to practice soccerduring the off-season. Monday, July 11th, the high school soccer fields were filled with athletes excited …
Bolivar’s Parks and Rec Department seeks public feedback
The City of Bolivar Parks and Recreation Department is seeking community feedback through anew survey. The survey, found at https://forms.gle/Gf4wbcwh9oFY3iqb8, will be open to the public …
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Opinion
In a few weeks Bolivar will celebrate Missouri Beef Days, a celebration of the impact that the beef cattle industry has had on Polk County. Due to the upcoming celebration, I would like to celebrate …
Here’s the answer to almost any problem you’re having today. It’s only three words long and makes you smell good: Take a shower. Too simplistic, you say? Let’s look at the …
Recently, we have displayed in our front window at Stephens Photography a crudely constructed sign that states, “We are Ukraine.” Originally it was a knee jerk response to the news …
In response to Beef Days touting “education” as a part of their upcoming festival, I’d like to share some facts regarding the animal agriculture industry. I must begin by stating …
Dear editor, On March 10 the Word & Way reported that the Missouri Baptist Convention called for an emergency prayer meeting because Hannibal LaGrange University — an MBC-controlled …
School
Southwest Baptist University is pleased to announce several new faculty members for the 2022-2023 academic year. SBU’s faculty is integral in the University’s mission to be a …
On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Betty Glasgow was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education in Springfield at its annual …
In an effort to increase the protection of students and faculty, Bolivar Schools invested in new security measures at each of their school buildings. According to a release from the Bolivar …
Three-ring binders and pencil pouches are still needed for this Saturday’s Ninth Annual Polk County Back to School Extravaganza. “And, of course, volunteers,” says coordinator Kathy …
Planning is underway for the ninth annual Polk County Back to School Extravaganza, a charitable event that provides Polk County K-12 students with school supplies and other needed products. This …
Business
After leaving Mercy several years ago to return to his hometown of St. Joseph, Missouri, Dr. Bryan Green is back in the Ozarks and ready to serve Bolivar.  “I had a strong desire to …
Bolivar-area residents are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the CMH Dermatology Clinic from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. The Clinic is located at 1125 N. …
One of the earliest cooperative enterprises was a store started by weavers in the town ofRochdale, England, in 1844. As a way to define the characteristics of this newer type oforganization, the …
Vickie Culver, Kermit Hargis, Sarah Hatfield and Mary Jane Hubbert serving the community at the Tuesday, Aug. 2 election. A full day for workers, and for Mary Jane Hubbert this is a job she has …
Thursday, Aug. 18, the Polk County Courthouse will be closed at 3 p.m. so employees may attend a safety training.
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