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For locals wanting a good meal without the hassle of home cooking, dine-in wait times or drive-through lines, Bolivar Technical College’s parking lot is the place to go in October. 

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The Bolivar Bowling Co., 1827 W. Broadway St., will host chamber members, prospective members and guests from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, for a free Fall After Hours Social. 

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Citizens Memorial Healthcare CEO Donald Babb will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 10, Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce Networking@Noon luncheon in the community rooms at CMH, 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar.  

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The 80th annual Southwest Electric Cooperative members meeting Saturday, Sept. 21, in Mabee Chapel on the campus of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar drew around 2,000 attendees, according to a SWEC Cooperative news release.  

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Locals searching for personalized, Polk County-sourced items can now turn to The Crafter’s Den, a new store that opened doors for business Monday, Sept. 2, on Bolivar’s square.

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Following a series of changes to storefronts and buildings in and near downtown Bolivar previously covered in the BH-FP, another location on the square could see new life under new ownership.

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Citizens Memorial Hospital will host a free Lunch and Learn seminar on sepsis  from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the CMH Community Rooms, 1500 N. Oakland, Bolivar. Information will be presented by board certified hospitalist, Garrett Alderfer, M.D.

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The 2019 Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center Car Show is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the center’s parking lot at 1501 N. Oakland Ave. 

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 Tyten, Tyler and DaKotah Lear, owners of Elite Gun Jewelry & Pawn and Bolivar Auto Sales & Detailing, present Polk County Deputy Michael Smith and Bolivar Police Officer Riley Ankrom with a $2,000 donation checked for Bolivar’s Shop with a Cop program. 

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Carah Hicks, a licensed practical nurse with Citizens Memorial Home Care Services in Bolivar, was named the CMH DAISY Award winner for July 2019. Hicks received the award Tuesday, July 30. 

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The Bolivar R-1 school district will host substitute training at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the central office, 524 W. Madison St., Bolivar.

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Threats to business network systems was the theme at the August installment of Networking@Noon last week. 

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As construction crews were sifting through the bricks, old wood and dust inside Roweton’s Home Center Warehouse on North Springfield Avenue, they found a series of historic items from the building’s past lives. 

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Bolivar’s square and surrounding downtown are in the midst of a series of changes as businesses and business owners announce plans to enter and exit the city’s center district.