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Dr. Richard Asbill, the superintendent of the Bolivar R-I School District, was among eight Missouri superintendents nominated this year for the prestigious Robert L. Pearce Award, which is presented annually by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA). more
Lula Davis more
Polk County Republicans are hosting their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, April 4, beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner will be held at the McClelland Dining Facility on the campus of SBU. Local and state candidates who have filed for offices to be selected in the Primary Election on August 6, 2024, are expected to be there. This gives voters an opportunity to meet the candidates and become an informed voter. more
Public post-testing of the Image Cast voting machines for the April 4, 2024 General Municipal Election will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at the Polk County Road & Bridge Complex conference room, 724 S Killingsworth, Bolivar. more
April already! With the recent literally freezing temperatures, I’ve done fairly well at keeping my spring fever at bay. Yes, I have planted a few seeds just for the pure joy of watching them sprout, but I haven’t gone crazy. Yet. The temptation is always there, though. Intellectual, I understand that it is still too early for most things, but I am ready to get this gardening party started. more
If we were bison, we’d probably have a much higher opinion of brown-headed cowbirds. You’d be hard-pressed to find a birding enthusiast – or anyone else, for that matter – that holds much love for the brown-headed cowbird. This bird, which is common throughout Missouri and many other parts of the U.S., has earned the ire of many people because it parasitizes nests of other birds. Mid-April is usually when female cowbirds begin plopping their eggs into nests of various species. Although there’s little appreciation for these nest-infiltration tactics, even the most ardent cowbird-hater would have to admit it’s a rather remarkable method of producing the next generation. more
The Citizens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $19,800 to Citizens Memorial Home Medical Equipment. HME purchased a cargo minivan to deliver and service power mobility equipment. more
There was a misquote in the March 29 article, “Liberty Utilities Proposes Drastic Water Rate Increase.” In the chart, it reads, “The information provided by Liberty’s website shows the new base rates for usage up to 5,000 gallons/month.” It should read, “The information provided by Liberty’s website shows the rates for the average customer using 5,000 gallons/month.” more
After two weeks on the road, Lady Liberator soccer hosted West Plains in their home opener on Thursday, March 28, extending their season record to 4-0 with this conference win. more
This year’s weeklong Missouri Beef Days event in Bolivar is set to kick off strong with an opening day street festival packed with fun activities for the whole family. more
How well do you know Polk County? more
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