Dennis Wiggins with the Missouri Career Center’s Workforce Development-Business Services will be the speaker at the Thursday, June 6, Polk County Community Connections meeting.  

The free breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. in the community room at Citizens Memorial Hospital, 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar. The meeting is open to the public.

The Missouri Career Center in Springfield services Polk County with job assistance, employment searches and job training. 

Wiggins will acquaint attendees with opportunities afforded through the career center to help gain employment and receive job training, as well as assist employers looking to hire.  

 “Community Connections looks to improve the overall health of our local families,” Community Connections president Gray Nordan said in a news release. “Economic health is a part of that overall health. Dennis is a wealth of information to help people find jobs, find employees, as well as train for future work. Don’t miss this presentation.” 

The meeting lasts 60 to 90 minutes, but those attending may leave as needed in order to get to work or school. Those attending are encouraged to bring materials and information about their businesses, schools, organizations, agencies or churches to share with others.  

Community Connections is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by a coalition of volunteers, churches, businesses, agencies, educators and health care providers from throughout Polk County. It partners with these coalition members to help improve the overall mental, physical, spiritual, social, educational and economic health of Polk County families. Charitable donations are tax-deductible.  

For more information, call 326-4118 or email

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