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Celebrating 30 Years of the Share a Heart Campaign
The 69 McDonald’s Restaurants in the Ozarks area kicked off the 30th annual Share a Heart Campaign on Tuesday, Jan. 24 by giving customers the opportunity to donate to Springfield’s two Ronald McDonald House Charities.
CMH to open CMH Behavioral Health Transitional Clinic Feb. 1
Citizens Memorial Hospital announces plans to expand mental health services in 2023 by making mental health appointments more readily available for patients in their service areas.
Three hurt in Hwy 13 wreck
Several injuries resulted from a two-vehicle collision on Mo. 13 at Rt. KK on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Local News
Public Meeting for Bridge Replacement Project
The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an online public meeting to educate area residents about a bridge replacement project.
Alcohol And Substance Abuse Will Not Take Away Your Fears
Using drugs and alcohol will not take away your problems and fears. In the short run, they might make you feel better, but in the long run these addictions will only make things worse.
Larry Thomas Jarman
Larry Thomas Jarman, 66, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Citizens Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Rebecca Jarman, and they shared 35 years together.
Valentine’s Daughter Dance
Bolivar Intermediate School will host their annual Valentine’s Daughter Dance from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Leta Faye Griffin Johnston
Leta Faye Griffin Johnston, of Raytown passed away at Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care on Feb. 1, 2023.
Leta Faye Griffin Johnston
Leta Faye Griffin Johnston
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Girls Basketball
Liberators come out hot, beat Helias for third place 73-59
The Bolivar Liberators exploded for 46 points in the first half against Helias to win third place in the 88th Liberator Tournament Saturday, Jan. 28.
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While this can't necessarily be verified completely, the story or legend of St. Valentine seems meant to observe his effort of honoring marriages in part by marrying couples even at the defiance of the Roman Emperor of that era. In his memory, over time Valentine's Day became a convenient way to observe the loving devotion that couples have for one another, and a great opportunity to honor marriage. Now several hundreds of years later we are celebrating National Marriage week on February 7 through February 14.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Tomorrow is Groundhog Day.
Who doesn’t love their fur babies? Nevermind, don’t tell me. It is fortunate that most people do care for and about their 4-legged friends. I am hoping that care goes beyond their own little (or large) fur buddies and can extend to help some that haven’t had the chance to find their forever homes yet.
Everybody deals with stress and anxiety, however the key is to know what to do when your stressed out. It is not always easy to keep your feelings from getting the best of you.
Evangel University honors students whose academic excellence qualified them for the Fall 2022 Dean’s List. A total of 884 students were named including 808 traditional undergraduates, 42 online undergraduates, and 34 James River College (JRC) undergraduates. JRC is a campus of EU.
Applications are available for Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation 2023 Medical Excellence Scholarships. The deadline to submit the application is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.
The Bolivar Community Teachers Association is now accepting applications for the Spring 2023 student-teaching scholarship.
Kyle Pock, son of Sara and Ryan Pock and Naomi Goughnour, daughter of Karla and Erik Goughnour have been chosen Rotary Students for the month of January.
Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean's list.
Just like their custard, the ground was frozen for their groundbreaking on Tuesday, Jan. 31. But that didn’t stop the dirt from flying in preparation for the new Freddy’s coming to Bolivar. According to Warren Lovinger, owner of Freddy’s, the target completion date for the restaurant is late this summer.
Tony Porter, a long-time resident of Bolivar, has recently been named President of the Southern Seed Association, a 103-year-old regional trade organization representing the planting seed industry across 16 southern states from Arizona to Virginia.
Jackie Selle is originally from Bolivar, but now lives in St. Louis County. She was visiting family when she decided to stop by the Polk County Humane Society or PCHS. A domestic, short-haired cat named Molasses caught her eye, and she decided to adopt him. Once home, she renamed him Merlin.
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.
Citizens Memorial Hospital and CMH Behavioral Health Transitional Clinic announce the appointment of mental health nurse practitioner Tara Billingslea, PMHNP-BC, to the medical staff.
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