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Dr. Tony Berry to speak at free recovery month awareness dinner Saturday
Sling -n- Stones Ministries will host a National Recovery Month Awareness event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the First Christian Church, 407 W Broadway St., Bolivar. Guest speaker, Dr. Tony Berry, will share his personal story about a family battle with addiction and recovery. A free dinner will be provided, and all are invited.
2nd Annual Play Fore Pink Golf Tournament To Benefit Babb Cancer Center
Golfers and sponsors alike will have the chance to turn an upcoming round of golf play into a tremendous benefit for a serious cause this October during the first Play Fore Pink golf tournament.
Welcome Freddy’s
Monday, Sept. 11, the Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting, welcoming Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to Bolivar.
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DAR meeting
The Matilda Polk Campbell chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its first monthly meeting for the new chapter year, Saturday, Sept. 23, at Open Hearts United Methodist Church, Bolivar. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will include a potluck luncheon.
Polk County Senior Center menu for the week of Sept. 25
Monday, Sept. 25 — Chicken sandwich on bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, chips, poke cake.
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Local Sports
Lebanon defeated the Liberators for their first loss 56-13
The Bolivar Liberators rolled into Lebanon for their first road game of the season. The last two undefeated teams in the Ozark Conference met to take the conference lead. Lebanon was state ranked in Class 6 and Bolivar was ranked in Class 5.
Lady Liberators turn out the Bulldogs
Thursday night the Bolivar Lady Liberators Volleyball team hosted their first Ozark Conference home game and second conference game of the season. The Liberators (4-14, 2-0) hosted the Rolla Bulldogs (3-8-3, 0-2).
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I never understood as a young man why Dad didn’t fix the barn door. All it needed was a proper hinge.
If you enjoy seeing hummingbirds, put up a hummingbird feeder and get ready for a lot of action: The fall feeding frenzy has begun.
Nomination period open through September 15
I took care of my baby brother Stephen when he was a baby. I never wondered what he would grow up to be, and I never had the chance to see.
I’m not sweaty, you’re sweaty!
School
As summer vacation comes to a close, it’s almost that time of year when parents rush to the stores for supplies and teachers dress up their classrooms to welcome back fresh-faced students.
While donations of supplies have poured in, organizers of Saturday’s Tenth Annual Polk County Back to School Extravaganza say more are always needed.
A Missouri State University student from Halfway was awarded for her success at the 2023 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Collegiate National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 22-25.
Registration for all Humansville R-IV students will take place Aug. 9 through Aug.11, from 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration packets will be available for parent pick up starting Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Sullivan Bank in Pleasant Hope will be doing a school supply drive for the Pleasant Hope School District.
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The Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for 2023 Business of the Year.
The Barnett-Padgett Literary Artist Series is pleased to present author Benjamin Myers in a reading and discussion of his works. Myers was the 2015-2016 Poet Laureate for the State of Oklahoma and has published three books of poetry, including “Elegy for Trains” which won the 2011 Oklahoma Book Award.
At 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, members of the Matilda Polk Campbell chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution rang bells commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, for the Citizens Memorial Hospital expansion in Bolivar. Lunch will be served after the ceremony.
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