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THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI recently released its fall 2019 semester dean’s list. Included on the list are the following Polk Countians:

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Heather Morrison Sitton and Tanner Sitton of Bolivar are the parents of a daughter, Briar Ann Rose Sitton, born at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 26, 2019.

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Faith and Sam Francka of Bolivar are the parents of a son, Tucker Alan Francka, born at 5:21 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar.

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Emagene Casteel and Donny Johnson, both of Bolivar, were married in a ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at Dunnegan Memorial Park in Bolivar. 

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Andrea Wingo Wollard and Justin Wollard, Norman, Oklahoma, are the parents of a son, Caleb Jordan Lee Wollard, born at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Norman Regional Health Plex Heart Hospital, Norman, Oklahoma. 

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Members of the Bolivar High School class of 1969 recently met for a reunion to mark their 50th anniversary. The group renewed friendships, relived old memories and exchanged stories. A highlight of the evening was the rocking oldies music of The Detectives Rock and Soul Revue. The group plan…

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Vergie Heffel of Luray, Kansas, will celebrate her 100th birthday Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Bolivar.

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Family and friends are invited to a 90th birthday celebration for Mary Walker from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the First Assembly of God Church in Bolivar. While no gifts are requested, cards would be welcome. 

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Majesti Rash and Hayden Conner, both of Morrisville, were married in a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Davis Pavilion in Bolivar. 

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Haley Danielle Morrison, daughter of Danny and Becky Morrison, Dunnegan, and Johnathan Henry McGowin, son of Robert and Wendy McGowin, Stockton, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. 

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Mary Gallivan will celebrate her 100th birthday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Citizens Memorial Hospital Community Rooms 1 and 2.

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The Marion C. Early High School class of 1958 held its 61-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 21, at Roosters BBQ in Bolivar. Pictured are, from left, row 1 — Leroy Davis, Eula Cox Ghys, Nadine Simmons Hopkins, Marlyn Hennings Morgans, Betty Euliss Graves; back row — Lavanna Stevens Marts, Henry Tu…

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Coy and Donna Cooper are celebrating 70 years of marriage. The couple has four children, 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. 

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The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Southwest Baptist University 1601 S. Springfield Ave., Bolivar.

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Stella Carman of Bolivar recently celebrated her 90th birthday, with over 60 family members and friends in attendance. She was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Hastings, Nebraska.  

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The Bolivar High School class of 1974 held its 45th reunion on homecoming weekend Friday through Saturday, Oct. 4-5. The group attended the pep assembly, participated in the homecoming parade and had a tailgate party at the homecoming game. They also met for dinner at Citizens Memorial Hospi…