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Good Samaritan Boys Ranch is pleased to announce that they received an appropriation of $635,000 to provide essential support for vulnerable young adults in our community. The state budget signed by Missouri Governor Mike Parson will help cover a portion of the $1.6 million resource center for youth aging out of foster 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
Being in good health and avoiding various diseases often comes down to a combination of factors. Individuals may be aware that nutrition and exercise play important roles in personal well-being, but it appears that nature may provide its own medicinal benefits as well. more
The McNeil Family from Texas will be in concert at the Aldrich United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20. A wonderful Christian family sing their talent to praise the Lord. If you are looking for a blessing come and be blessed. more
The Downtown Bolivar Association is now accepting applications for vendors who would like to sign up for a booth space at Country Days. This annual event hosts a variety of organizations and vendors who offer food, entertainment, and other goods. This year, Country Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. more
Ragweeds are flowering plants in the genus Ambrosia in the aster family, Asteraceae. Ragweeds are erect, single stemmed, summer annual weeds primarily found in pastures, hayfields, right-of-ways, timberlines, and roadsides. Several species have been introduced to our region, some have naturalized, and many have become invasive species over time. These plants can cause allergy sufferers major problems (Hay Fever) during the summer and fall times of the year. Ragweed, depending on which one it is, can germinate and grow through the entire summer months as well as late into the fall. Pastures which are overgrazed, thin, low in fertility, and abused will most likely contain Common and Lance Leaf Ragweed. Giant Ragweed prefers a more fertile soil to grow. Ragweed seeds are often brought to and spread on the farm through low quality/cheap hay, which was put up to late in the year. 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
Wednesday, July 10, was an exciting day for the Bolivar TOPS [Take Off Pounds Sensibly] chapter. TOPS focuses on addressing health issues to create a well rounded plan for each member. This week’s guest speaker, Sandy Chamberlain, is the TOPS Advocate for Southwest Missouri. She advises 27 chapters throughout this part of Missouri. During her talk, she shared strategies for setting your mind to be prepared mentally for weight loss and sticking with your plan. Different plans work for each individual from portion control to eliminating carbs, to utilizing a basic food group exchange system or eating a high protein diet. Each person’s body reacts differently so it is important to determine the best plan for you. She progressed right on down through our body emphasizing how each part of our body plays a role in our success. more
Co-Sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 66, American Legion Post 183, and Bolivar Elks Lodge 2828. more
BBB has tips to help you save money on air conditioning (AC) this summer – or find a good contractor if you need a tune-up. more
I have been writing for the Polk County Historical Society’s newsletter, “The Resumé” for a few years now, and it recently occurred to me that, although I have created or copied stories about our county’s early settlers, I have never written about the first people here...the Native Americans who lived here long before white settlement began. more
At 1:46 a.m. on July 14, Trooper D.J. Jackson responded to an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle on South 117th Road, five miles north of Bolivar. more
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