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CMH upgrades MRI equipment to latest technology
An increase in patient comfort and faster scans are some of the benefits of Citizens Memorial Hospital’s upgraded Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. The Siemens Magnetom Altea magnet was …
Polk County Beef Queen Scholarship Pageant applications now being accepted
The Polk County Cattlemen's Association is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Polk County Beef Queen.The new Beef Queen’s reign will begin Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 of this year and end …
Walking for St. Jude
The St. Jude Walk/Run is an inspiring family-friendly event that unites people across the nation behind the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children. Jim and Sue Davolt, of …
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Notice of open meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Polk County Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Tax Board will conduct a regular meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the Polk County Senior Center, 1850 W. …
LAND TRANSFERS
The following transfers were recorded in the office of the Polk County recorder of deeds: Eldridge, Kathleen and Eldridge, William to Reeves, Andrew C. and Reeves, Katherine Sue; STR 2-32-24 …
Polk County Senior Center menu for the week of Sept. 26.
Monday, Sept. 26 — Spaghetti bake with meat sauce, Cali veggies, garlic bread, Jell-O cake. Tuesday, Sept. 27 — Chicken fajitas, flour tortilla, onions, peppers, tomatoes, sour cream, …
The Heat Was On
The Bolivar Lady Liberator girls tennis team showed what they were made of during a brutally hot matchup against Kickapoo on Tuesday, Sept. 20. “The match vs. Kickapoo didn't fall our way, …
Meat Meets Broadway Street
Seeing the need for fresh meat in Bolivar, Becca and Adam Roberts opened their new store, The Butcher, for business in June of this year.The couple started with a meat processing plant in Urbana, and …
Leadership on the Court
The Lady Liberator varsity volleyball team held their own against the Buffalo Lady Bison at their home game on Thursday, Sept. 20, ultimately claiming the victory in all three sets.While Buffalo made …
Local Sports
Gotta get a goal
The Liberator soccer team put up a tough fight against the Osage Indians on Thursday, Sept. 8.Within the first minute of the game, a collision between forward Zach Warwick of Bolivar and the opposing …
Liberators swamp the Vikings' ship 51 to 12
The Bolivar Liberator football team put forth a solid team effort for their first win of the 2022 season.Playing their third road game in a row to start the season, they traveled to JFK stadium, the …
Stepping up to the plate
The Lady Liberator softball team took on Parkview on Tuesday, Sept. 6. After several walks and the bases loaded, Kacee Jenkins had a hit that nearly went out of the park and drove in more …
Battling the Blue Jays
The BHS boy’s varsity soccer team had a promising start to the season on Friday, Aug. 26, defeating New Covenant Academy with a 2-0 score. During their following game on Tuesday, Aug. 30, …
Making some racquet
Lady Liberators 4-2 for the season. Lady Liberator tennis kicked off the season with a second place status at the Kickapoo Invitational Tournament on Aug. 26.  Beating Ozark 5-0 and then …
Polk County Scoreboard
Girls Softball Aug. 30 Bolivar 21        Central 6 Fair Play 11        Macks Creek 1 Halfway 15    …
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Opinion
I am the 1970s love-child of two parents born and raised in the 1940s. If you know your history,that means their childhood was forged in the years following the Great Depression and WWII,which were …
It won’t be long now before school will be back in session. I find myself wondering if they could find time in school to teach young people about proper recycling techniques. I don’t …
We recently spent some time in Illinois where my husband spent the first 10 years or so of his life. Healways says he has a terrible memory. But it was funny how much came flooding back to him just …
Ten Years. July 22, 2012, I heard those words. You know, the ones no one wants to hear: You haveCancer. Nasty, ugly words that meant my world was changing. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 …
Next week the Inaugural Missouri Beef Days will kick off starting on May 16, ending on May 21. The event will be filled with farm tours, educational resources from local cattlemen, a shindig serving …
School
This week's News in Education features information about the Magna Carta. Teach your kids about the famous document that English noblemen forced King John to sign in order to give the people of …
It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates Erin Henderson of Bolivar on being named to the Summer 2022 President's List.The summer terms run from May to …
Southwest Baptist University will host the annual Homecoming parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Local businesses and organizations are invited to have a float or participate in the parade.Float …
Fair Play R-II Schools sent out a survey and information sheet last week to get community feedback on restructuring the weekly school schedule to a 4-day week.Starting his first year as …
Marissa J. Shockley, a 2022 graduate of Fair Play High School, has been selected to receive the Jesse and Elsie Lower Memorial Scholarship, administered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. …
Business
K & D Lanes is opening a new bowling alley in Bolivar, hoping to open on Saturday, Oct. 1.Giving a fresh face to the location, the new business will be at the site of the former bowling alleys, …
Art Sync Gallery will be hosting a student watercolor exhibition beginning Saturday Sept. 24 and going through Saturday, Oct. 1. The opening reception will be from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. …
The Elks Mobile Dental Unit is now in its 60th year of providing dental services to deserving residents of Missouri. The Elks Mobile Unit has been operated by the Dental Department of Truman Medical …
Family? Husband of 40 years, daughter, son and seven grandkids. Hometown? Pittsburgh. What do you like most about your job with the Bolivar Herald-Free Press? My co-workers. They are like …
The absentee ballots for the November General Election will be ready for voting on Tuesday, Sept. 27.  The Polk County Clerk’s office will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday-Friday and …
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