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Bolivar Mayor Chris Warwick offered city updates, as well as praise to the community, during Southwest Baptist University’s annual winter President’s Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 22, at the McClelland dining center.

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Southwest Baptist University women’s basketball claimed a dominant 86-35 win over Hannibal-LaGrange University Tuesday, Nov. 26. The win set the team’s record at 4-2. 

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The Bolivar Masonic Lodge recently presented flags to veteran brothers on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Bolivar Lodge No.195. Pictured are, from left, Bro. Michael Stonestreet, RWB Frank Merica, Bro. Jack Fetters, Bro. James Freeman, WB Steve Tygart, Bro. Herb Stewart, Bro. Ken Leible and RWB Jim McManigle.

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Polk Countians headed to pick up groceries in Bolivar likely pass by Steve Dunlap every December. 

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Eight Bolivar High School students were funded for trips to 2019 Boys State and Girls State youth events, thanks to help from the local American Legion and Legion Auxiliary. 

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Two years ago, when Jon Schmoll was 15, his father, George Schmoll, drove him somewhere with a secret surprise in mind. 

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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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Jacob Toombs, son of Franka and Gene Toombs, and Sidney Alaimo, daughter of Heather and Russell Alaimo, were named Rotary students for November. 

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As the highly anticipated 2019-20 firearms season for deer is upon us, trail cameras are yielding photos of this year’s trophy bucks and grandpa’s old “secret spot” has probably been touched up and re-brushed to aid in the element of surprise. But one unfortunate tradition comes to mind: tre…

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Bolivar Primary School will hold its VIP — "Very Important Parent" — meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.  

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Christmas event plans are on the books in Polk County. Below are several holiday events coming up in the next few weeks.

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Through the service of volunteers, around 140 community members were fed a warm Thanksgiving meal at Open Hearts United Methodist Church on Thursday, Nov. 28. 

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The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will offer present wrapping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through Christmas, starting Saturday, Nov. 30, at Shoe Sensation in Bolivar.

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The Talleys, a nationally known Christian music family, will be in concert at the Galmey Community Bible Church at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.