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With an ongoing teacher shortage in mind, Ozarks Technical Community College and Southwest Baptist University recently signed an articulation agreement that could help turn out more educators, more quickly.

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During U.S. Flag Day and U.S. Army birthday ceremonies hosted Monday, June 14, honoring Old Glory was a mission the Bolivar Disabled American Veterans chapter and Amvets MO Post 184 took very seriously as they burned retired flags.

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Polk County is again in need of a new county clerk as Bobbi Lear, who was appointed to the role in January, has stepped down. 

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When I was 12 years old, give or take a year or two, I nearly lost my dad to a swarm of yellow jackets. I didn’t realize at the time how close to death he might have come, had not Mom been home that autumn morning.

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Zelda Ruth Dodson Stogsdill, 90, of Bolivar passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at her residence in Bolivar.

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Andy Glendenning was born June 2, 1983, and passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

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What is snake oil and how did the sale of it become associated with hucksters and frauds?

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has been busy this week, handling two separate shootings in two different parts of the county over the course of two days. 

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The Lake Stockton Area Council of the Blind, an affiliate of the Missouri Council of the Blind, meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Maranatha Baptist Church education building in Bolivar. 

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Fifty-one teams gathered for this year’s annual Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation Medical Excellence Golf Classic, held June 5 at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar. 

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Tis the season for teenagers and summer jobs. Two of my three offspring are pounding the digital pavement this week as they apply online for various jobs around town. Their dad and I have always believed that school is incredibly important, but we also realize that some of the best parts of …

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The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the deadline for those wishing to intervene and participate in an electric rate case filed by The Empire District Electric Co. d/b/a Liberty.

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Today, in our final chapter of this journey, I want to talk about joy. For many of us who are struggling, joy seems so far away. We’ve forgotten how to have fun. We feel stuck. I want to unlock the bottleneck that’s keeping us from experiencing joy.