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Church folks are my parents’ type of people and they are, to my surprise, a sometimes cheeky group to be around. There are four specifically that, when joined by my parents, form a group of six who tend to hang out quite a bit. They have monthly game days, go on excursions to antique shops or hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and gather for occasional holidays when the rest of their families aren’t coming out to visit. They have always been exceedingly kind to me, even extending invitations to join their game festivities or visit for holiday meals when my parents were out of town. more
Sunshine Bowls and Bakery more
Friends of the Polk County Library will once again hold their spring book sale on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the library in Bolivar. more
Due to the Elections on April 2, the Aldermen meeting was moved from its usual Tuesday to Thursday evening. The session began with the approval of the elections followed by the swearing-in ceremony for the four Aldermen elected at the beginning of April. more
Monday, April 15 — Parmesan crusted fish or chicken strips, cole slaw, baked beans, hush puppies, lemon cake. more
The Simpson reunion will be held Sunday April 14, at the Lime Bank, 1630 S. Killingsworth, room 1 on the 3rd floor, Bolivar. A potluck lunch will be served around noon, table service and drinks will be provided. more
Valentine more
Rocco’s Pizza of Bolivar, located at 213 Main Street, was the victim of a break-in and robbery. According to the company’s Facebook page, “The restaurant was burglarized sometime between 5:30 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.” The theft was discovered when the delivery driver arrived Tuesday morning. more
Monday, April 8 — Spaghetti with meat sauce bake, California Blend, Caesar salad, garlic bread, cookie. more
The Polk County Health Center staff are dedicated to serve and support individuals by providing healthcare, education, and resources to build a safer and healthier community. Always promoting public health through high-quality healthcare, education, and environmental health inspections. The nursing staff provides routine services including vaccinations and disease screenings, as well as foot care for seniors. The PCHC are proud to partner with schools and organizations to provide group education on health and safety topics while promoting individual education on topics such as car seats and safe cribs. The local environmental health staff performs restaurant and daycare inspections to ensure the spaces in which we live are safe and sanitary. Additionally, PCHC has the privilege of serving families through programs like WIC, Show Me Healthy Women, and Wise Women. more
The citizens throughout Polk County’s communities made their way to the polls on Tuesday, April 2 to make their voices heard on a variety of issues, as well as municipal, and school board candidates. Safety was a topic on the ballot for school funding and propositions in Bolivar. Some candidates easily won their positions by large majorities or by having no opposition, while other candidates eked out wins by a single vote. more
At 9:20 a.m., Troopers Gunby and Marlin responded to a single-car wreck at Route D, four and a half miles north of Bolivar. Jacob Williams, 33, of Bolivar, was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima northbound when he lost control around a curve. He traveled off the road and then struck a guardrail and several trees. Though he was wearing a seatbelt, he received serious injuries and was transported to CMH via ambulance. A&J Towing removed his vehicle from the scene. more
Following a meeting with Liberty Utilities on Monday, April 1, to express concerns about potential rate hikes for Bolivar residents, the company notified our City administration of an adjustment to its proposed rate increases. more
Bryce Stanley is a normal guy; he has a nice house, on a nice street, in a nice neighborhood. He is a Bolivar-grown, down-to-earth type who married a girl he met at Bolivar High School, where he graduated in 1989. He did the typical small-town things; he played football and baseball, then went to college and got an accounting degree. For a while, he left Bolivar behind. It took a divorce, some self-discovery, and marrying a hometown girl to bring him back 30 years later. Though he may have re-established his roots here, there is little doubt that he is going places. 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
Halfway Senior Class Project Graduation Tractor Pull will be Saturday, April 20, starting at noon. The pull will be held at the Polk County Fairgrounds, Bolivar. more
Monday, April 1 — Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, pasta veggie salad, peaches. more
Both accidents happened on March 26. more
Tammie Callaway, longtime administrator of Butterfield Residential Care Center is retiring in April after working for CMH for 36 years. more
Easter events in Polk County more
Velma Louise Brizendine Lear more
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