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The forty years after WWII were a time of upheaval in the United States Military. The world war had ended only five years earlier, and the veterans who saw combat were still adjusting to civilian life. The war’s former allies, the United States and the Soviet Union, were at each other's throats, often using other nations as a means of taking jabs at their nemesis. The spread of communism and the fear of it coming to the Western hemisphere prompted conflicts throughout the world for the next few decades. The Cold War was upon us. As proxy wars waged across the oceans the military at home had its own battles to fight. more
Most Americans hold the military in high esteem, and rightfully so; they bravely go places many of us avoid. Since the beginning of our nation, nay, before we were a nation, our fighters have led the United States to multiple victories, keeping us a free nation, at the detriment of their safety, mental well-being, and lives. Unlike Memorial Day, which pays homage to those service members no longer with us, Veterans Day respects those still able to feel the praise of a grateful populace. Every nation, be it Canada with Remembrance Day, France with Armistice Day, Britain with Remembrance Sunday, or America with Veterans Day, has a day established for demonstrating pride in their fighting forces. Interestingly, all of these countries chose on, or near, November 11 to have this holiday. What is it about the eleventh day of the eleventh month that makes it a prime choice for celebrating the military? more
Monday, Nov. 13 — BBQ beef stuffed baked potato, cheese, sour cream, onion, side salad, chocolate pudding, celebration cake. more
On Friday, Nov. 3, at 1:40 p.m., Corporal J.R. Rorie responded to a vehicle accident three miles south of Bolivar on MO-13. Tammy Combs, 57, of Springfield, was driving north on the highway when she went off the road. Combs was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected when her vehicle overturned. She was transported to CMH in Bolivar and was pronounced deceased at 2:48 p.m. by Dr. Assmann. Combs’ 2008 Chevrolet Impala was totaled in the accident and was removed by B&B Wrecker. more
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CMH Hospice's annual holiday fundraiser honors the lives of loved ones more
The Bolivar Herald-Free Press invites residents to send their engagement, wedding, baby, and other milestone announcements. more
Monday, Nov. 6 — Kielbasa and potatoes, cabbage, wheat roll, apple cobbler. more
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The Bolivar Branch is still under construction so there are no events scheduled there at this time.  These other branches have the following events:  more
Monday, Oct. 30 — Beef and noodles, side salad, wheat roll, apple crisp. more
If statistics are to be believed, I’m part of a shrinking minority: I go to church every Sunday. more
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Once a hunter has bagged a deer, the work is only half over. How to field dress it, skin it, process the meat and store it for future tasty meals are skills hunters need to know. more
WHAT: Memory Screening Day where individuals can get a free cognitive assessment and learn about treatment for Alzheimer's from Dr. Curtis Schreiber. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital Pediatric Clinic will offer three drive-thru flu shot clinics for children aged 6 months to high school seniors from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, Thursday, Oct. 12, and Tuesday, Oct. 17, outside the clinic located at 1195 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar. more
Monday, Oct. 9 — Closed for Columbus Day. more
Monday, Oct. 2 — Cheeseburgers with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, potato wedges, Oreo fluff. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital Pediatric Clinic will offer three drive-thru flu shot clinics for children aged 6 months to high school seniors from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, Thursday, Oct. 12, and Tuesday, Oct. 17, outside the clinic located at 1195 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar. more
Talk to your physician… don’t wait. more
The Davolt family started their St. Jude Run/Walk teams six-years ago when their granddaughter, Ellie, was diagnosed with leukemia right after her 13th birthday. Thanks to St. Jude and their cutting edge treatments and incredible doctors and nurses, Ellie is cancer-free and starting her freshman year at MSU. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital Endocrinology Center welcomes registered dietitian Jessica Jennings as a diabetes educator in the clinic. She provides diabetes self-management education and nutrition counseling for diabetic patients. more
Monday, Sept. 25 — Chicken sandwich on bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, chips, poke cake. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital welcomes Brian Robinson, D.O., to the CMH Endocrinology Center in Bolivar. He joins the clinic's board-certified endocrinologist Heather Corn, M.D., and advanced practice providers Julia Magdici, FNP-C, and Hannah Schumann, PA-C. Dr. Robinson is accepting new patients. more
Jamie Jones, RN, became the Intensive Care Unit director at Citizens Memorial Hospital in June. Her promotion to that role makes her the second generation of her family to serve in the role. Her mother, Shawna Miller, RN was the assistant director of the ICU from 2000-2003 and director from 2003-2006. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital Pediatric Clinic will offer three drive-thru flu shot clinics for children aged 6 months to high school seniors from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, Thursday, Oct. 12, and Tuesday, Oct. 17, outside the clinic located at 1195 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar. more
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