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Food and fun were on the agenda Friday, July 23, during Polk County’s Southwest Missouri Autism Network community block party at The Spot in Bolivar.

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Southwest Missouri Autism Network, or SWAN, Polk County will host a community block party from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, at The Spot, 302 W. Jackson St., Bolivar. 

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“Flashbacks, sounds, quiet,” Polk County resident Norman Gould wrote, just four days after 114 people died and 216 were injured at the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s skywalk collapse on Friday, July 17, 1981, in Kansas City.

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The annual Halfway Antique-Farm Stock-Classic Tractor Pull has been postponed to Saturday, July 17, at the Lions Club grounds in Halfway.  

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Well into its second year of life, Bolivar Seventh Day Adventist Church’s community garden — located at 1704 E. Division St. — has been continuously providing free fresh produce for anyone who wants it, according to coordinator Sue Storment.

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Bolivar’s summer lunch program kicked off this week. Provided by Community Outreach Ministries and Polk County Health Center, meals can be picked up from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Cribbs Family Youth Park, located at 410 W. Madison St., then enjoyed picnic style a…

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A local autism support group will soon answer a pressing question — who gets a pie in the face? 

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Countless area residents gathered on Southwest Baptist University’s Bolivar campus Sunday, July 4, to celebrate freedom.

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A picture can say a thousand words, and the BH-FP is ready to hear from you about all things Polk County.

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BOLIVAR TECHNICAL COLLEGE’S practical nursing class of 2020 earned a 100% NCLEX pass rate on their first attempts, according to a college news release. 

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Polk County’s littlest swimmers make a big splash while learning the ins and outs of water safety from the trained lifeguards at the Bolivar Recreation and Aquatic Center earlier this summer. Swimmers of all skill levels can receive lessons at the facility, owned and operated by the City of …