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The Marion C. Early R-5 school district recently released its first-semester honor roll. According to a news release, the following students earned slots on the list: 

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A family-to-family mental health support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Polk County Health Center, 1317 W. Broadway St., Bolivar.

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OATS Transit provides transportation for the rural general public, individuals with disabilities and senior citizens. For more information about how to ride, visit oatstransit.org and click on the Bus Schedules tab to see the schedule for each county.

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U.S. Lawshield, a legal defense firm, will hold “Should I shoot?,” a simplified deadly force decision making seminar, Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Elite Gun & Pawn, 607 W. Broadway St. 

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Appetizers were hot off the plate at Citizens Memorial Hospital for Chief Executive Officer Donald J. Babb’s retirement reception Saturday night, Jan. 4. 

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Local fire crews turned up in full force when around 50 hay bales burned on a farm on East 425th Road in Bolivar on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 8. 

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At around 20 minutes before 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, one Fair Play family felt mother nature’s wrath and a level of devastation few can ever relate to. 

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Left reeling after two tornados hit the area in as many weeks, the Fair Play community is coming together to help pick up the pieces for area residents who have lost everything. 

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Polk County Sheriff Danny Morrison recently welcomed a new member to his staff. 

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In every one of his team’s plays Friday night, Jan. 10, coach Robby Hoegh said one element stood out. 

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Polk Countians big and small enjoyed their brief time in the snow this weekend — the first white covering of 2020. Readers of the BH-FP took it all in through the lenses of their cameras.