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JOHN JONES AND JESSICA VENVERTLOH of Bolivar were named to the spring 2020 Truman State University president’s list, according to a university news release. The list represents students who have earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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Norma J. Hobbs, formerly of Fair Play, will celebrate her 80th birthday Wednesday, May 27. 

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Chistena Deason, Bolivar, celebrated her 95th birthday Thursday, April 23.

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Josh Francisco, son of Jeannie and Aaron Francisco, and Annabelle Ramirez, daughter of Lisbeth and Johnny Ramirez, have been chosen as Rotary Students for the month of March. 

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Brandi Allard and Bryant Payne, both of Bolivar, were married in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Ritzy Ranch in Bolivar. Elder James Kimbrough of Peace Valley officiated.

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Ron and Helen Stander will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s McKenna Hall in Bolivar.   

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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.