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BOLIVAR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES who received the Robinson or Schooley Scholarships for the 2020-21 school year may pick up renewal applications for the 2021-22 school year in the high school office. 

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Do you live in fear? You probably don’t want to look at it that way. Do I live in fear? Every single day, and it isn’t something new or forced on me by conspiracies. It is a fact of life. Life is full of things to fear, and if you don’t fear these things, then I don’t know if I’m impressed b…

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Two local health organizations instrumental in the county’s fight against the new coronavirus pandemic have asked Polk County residents interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to fill out information online.   

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Bolivar R-1 superintendent Tony Berry sat at a table with the district’s school board members at its Thursday, May 21, meeting and pushed his glasses up onto his head. 

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Mildred Marie Ankrom Bybee, age 90, passed from death to her Eternal Home on  Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, while being lovingly cared for by her daughter, Angela Crites. Mildred was a three-time sufferer of this dreadful disease called cancer.

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Norman Leon Lay, age 80, a minister of the gospel and resident of Wheatland, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. He was born March 30, 1940, in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Seibert and Virginia Garrett Lay.  

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Wendell Eugene LeJeune passed on to Glory at 6:52 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Springfield. He was born March 28, 1938, in Halfway to Floyd and Vera Viles LeJuene.  

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Linda Mae Harman, age 76, of Pittsburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at Northwood Hills rehab in Humansville after hip surgery. Linda was born in Roubidoux to Ruth Jackson. 

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Liberator basketball may not have the best record in Class 5 District 10, but the wins on its schedule should put it among the district’s top teams.

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A pair of Bolivar City Fire Department firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a chimney flue at a home in the 600 block of West Jackson Street around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, Jan. 12. BCFD chief Brent Watkins said the home was not damaged in the fire. 

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Thanks to a state grant, Bolivar businessman Thane Kifer’s Fair Play Fine Meats venture has a fresh look and is nearly ready to open. 

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Polk County Christian School’s third grade class gave City of Bolivar public works employees loads of thanks and scoops of love at an appreciation lunch Wednesday, Jan. 13. The students and their teacher, Robin Shelenhamer, said they wanted to show the city’s crews how much they appreciate a…

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This week, Gov. Mike Parson activated the next phase — Phase 1B, Tier 1 — of Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.

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Lewis Albert “Al” McCord, husband, father, grandfather, geologist and Christian disciple, of Norman, Oklahoma, died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.