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Stephens Pharmacy at Citizens Memorial Hospital is launching a program to help people quit smoking and other tobacco use. more
Polk County Humane Society (PCHS) will hold a golf tournament at Silo Ridge Golf & Country Club on Monday, August 12, in an effort to raise funds in support of the cats and dogs in their care. more
Public pre-testing of the Image Cast voting machines for the Aug. 6, 2024 Primary Election will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2024 at the Polk County Road & Bridge Complex conference room, 724 S Killingsworth, Bolivar. more
Faith Leeann Ryan, 31, of Flemington, was indicted by a grand jury on 10 felony charges from two November 2022 instances, one of which resulted in the death of a child. more
The Bolivar Fishing team is finishing up their 2024-25 season with four teams going to National qualified tournaments. more
Summer is the time to see lizards sunning themselves on a rock or fence post, scoot across the rocks in a flowerbed, or making a noisy dash into a pile of leaf litter in the forest. more
I’ve been a paid writer most of my life — 49 of my 76 years. more
The 2024 4-H Ag Innovators Experience (4-H AIE) Protect the Plate, explores how different technologies have transformed agriculture and how farmers, government, and consumers must continue to innovate, learn, and adapt to grow more food in a sustainable manner while focusing on food safety. The activity dives into the science behind food safety and the role crops play in food safety, especially in the solutions to feed a hungry planet. more
In 1945 while Americans celebrated victory in Europe and Japan, back home, the newly formed Rural Electric Administration had put the brakes on its goal of providing electricity to every farmer in Missouri. Rationing and shortages of materials had held the focus of the nation for four long years. Now the REA was poised to begin an electrical revolution on the farm. Towns and cities had access to electricity but the farming communities had such sparse populations that they did not produce as much revenue per mile of line, therefore they went mostly unserved. Around 10% of the farms in the area had electricity. Twelve men from the Bolivar area were faced with a daunting task. They had to build the Southwest Electric Cooperative from the ground up by becoming its charter members. Talking up the benefits to thrifty farmers who had just survived the Great Depression, they were able to convince them to pay a $5 membership fee and the new members also encouraged their neighbors to sign up as well. Three members per mile were required if the REA was going to fund fully. The project that WWII had halted the progress of. But with the end of the war, came a demand for change. At one time, four thousand customers were on the waiting list to get electrical lines leading to their farms. more
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