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Southwest Baptist University and Mission University have announced a new partnership that will expand nursing and health sciences opportunities for Mission students through SBU’s Mercy College of Health Professions. more
A groundbreaking ceremony for Polk County Central Dispatch will be at 10 a.m., Monday, July 8, at Davis Drive in Bolivar. more
The Polk County Courthouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. more
Mike Wood more
Don’t feed bread and crackers to geese and ducks. more
Getting back to basics is often the answer to solving so many problems. It is easy to veer off course or become distracted from the simplicity of the basics. In his book, A Kid’s Guide to How to Save the Planet, author Billy Goodman explains how our planet is in trouble and explores ways we can all save the earth. Although originally published nearly 35 years ago, his suggestions for helping to solve the solid-waste crisis are still applicable. He suggests: more
How well do you know Polk County? more
The Marketing Department for Citizens Memorial Hospital and the Citizens Memorial Healthcare Foundation received national awards for numerous projects in 2024. The honors are from the Healthcare Advertising Awards and the Aster Awards. more
This Fourth of July holiday season, fireworks are permitted within Bolivar city limits from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. each day from Tuesday, July 2, through Saturday, July 6. more
Bolivar Rotary Club hosting Celebration of Freedom July 4 at SBU more
On June 25, members of Area Homeschoolers, who were attending a field trip to the Bolivar Municipal Airport, enjoyed meeting Governor Mike and First Lady Teresa Parson. more
The fireplace in the Butterfield Residential Facility was decorated with three bright gold, numbered balloons that complimented the pink ribbon swags draped on the mantle. The chairs in the community room were arranged in a circle to accommodate the entertainment provided by the Silver Stars dancing troop. It was a special day at Butterfield, for Claudine Scott was celebrating her 104th birthday. more
The Bolivar welcome sign was discussed in a special meeting on May 10th. Community Development Director Kyle Lee explained that Luminous Neon gave a quote for $317,523. more
Liberator tennis teams hosted a summer tournament Wednesday, June 26 with 35 experienced players from Bolivar, Branson, Lebanon, Monett, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, and Rolla competing at SBU and BHS throughout the day. After an early morning rain delay, matches extended into the afternoon heat with multiple Liberators playing third rounds. Liberators landed in both the girls’ and boys’ championship matches. BHS incoming junior Kami Bryan took second to Monett’s Lizzie Smith with a 4-8 loss in the girls’ championship while incoming sophomore Liberator Mac Rich finished at the top of the boys’ bracket with a 8-5 win in a hot and competitive final match of the day. more
Thursday, June 27, Bolivar showed up big time for Bolivar Night at the Cardinals. The annual Chamber of Commerce event brought community members together to watch Bolivar perform, play, and enjoy a night out at the ballgame.  more
I have often written of my third great-grandfather, Capt. Peter Daly, an Irish-born soldier in the British army during the American Revolution who settled in Canada after the war. I’ve known Captain Daly’s story since childhood, as it was told to me in letters from elderly aunts in Ontario, and have long been proud of his loyalty to his homeland. more
Far left, Emmy Murphy; Front left, Gracie Woods; Back row, Yainelys Vega Chen, Katie Long, Nixon Marsh, Raleigh Hemphill, Isabella Williamson, Annlee Ray, Ellie Neal, Amelia Lindsay, Joy Iu, Avery Wasmer. Coaches, Will Marsh, Zack Murphy and Justin Wasmer. more
In May, the Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation (BEAF) awarded the Bolivar High School Class of 2024 with nearly $30,000 in scholarships. more
Come take the Great Jungle Journey at Walnut Grove First Baptist Church! Vacation Bible School will be Sunday, July 14 thru Thursday, July 18, 6:00 pm. - 8:45 pm. There will be music, crafts, classes, food, games, and prizes for children going into Pre-K thru sixth grade in the fall. A link to the registration form is on our Walnut Grove First Baptist Facebook page. The church is located at 417 S. Washington in Walnut Grove. For further information or to register you may contact Erica Russell at 417-522-3537. more
The BMS Football team is excited to get to work this Summer in preparation for their season. If you are an incoming 7th or 8th grader at BMS and are interested in playing football in the Fall, the dates below are important. For 7th graders and those new to the program, during this week we will start learning our offense and defense, and we will also be learning plays and the different position skills on both offense and defense. By making it to camp, you will be ahead of the game when practices start on August 16th. more
The Potts Family and the Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation (BEAF) will host the Annual Doug Potts Classic For Kids on Monday, July 15 at Silo Ridge Country Club in Bolivar. more
The Polk County Federated Republican Women Club invites you to meet the candidates. more
Rita Lemmon, Assessor of Polk County, announces that the board of equalization will begin meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the office of the Polk County Commission to hear those who disagree with the values of real estate established by the assessor for tax year 2024. The board tentatively plans to conclude the hearings by 12 p.m. on Friday, July 19. more
Nominations are now being accepted for the Bolivar High School Hall of Fame! The deadline to enter a nomination is July 7. Here are the criteria: more
See 2024 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet for more information. more
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