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Thanks to a state grant, Bolivar businessman Thane Kifer’s Fair Play Fine Meats venture has a fresh look and is nearly ready to open. 

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It’s a place of firm handshakes, dusty boots and short sentences.

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Community means a lot to Cindi Lockhart. 

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After struggling in the past, the upcoming expansion of a Bolivar manufacturing business promises to bring several hundred new jobs and solidify its future in the community. 

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In a year unlike any other, the Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce recently named its small and large businesses for 2020, all while acknowledging the global pandemic that has greatly shaped businesses in the community.

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Your community newspaper is all about giving and these two took that literally by rolling up their sleeves and giving blood at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks donation event.  The donation event was at Southern Hills Baptist Church last Thursday, October 29.  Bolivar Herald-Free Pre…

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Polk County’s first medical marijuana cultivation facility is now open for business.

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Farmers State Bank is about to have a new name.

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In a decades old, undated black and white photo, old cars sit out front of old buildings on the north side of Bolivar’s square. 

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Two Bolivar businesses, both food trailers offering service at windows, recently opened. 

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Customers of Bolivar’s Walmart store can expect to see ongoing remodeling work over the next few months. 

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A project for Bolivar’s long-vacant former Simon Square property, now known as University Plaza, is officially in the works following a special board of aldermen session Tuesday, Sept. 1. 

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Citizens Memorial Hospital recently partnered with The Bank of Missouri, formerly Bank of Bolivar, and The Crafter’s Den to supply more than 200 cloth masks to pediatric patients at CMH Pediatric Clinic and CMH Outpatient Pediatric Therapy. According to a CMH news release, each washable mask…