As the region continues to trudge through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Polk County Health Center recently announced three new deaths caused by the virus.
In the midst of a regional surge of COVID-19 cases, the Polk County Health Center has adjusted the way it will share information with the public.
At a time when life, for many people, seems more reminiscent of summers past, Polk County has seen a marked increase in new COVID-19 cases, as well as two new deaths related to the pandemic.
Last week, the Polk County Health Center said it would once again share daily COVID-19 updates on social media due to an increased number of cases in Polk County. The center said it would continue daily updates “until there is a decrease in transmission rates.”
Changes are on the horizon for Citizens Memorial Hospital, as Gary Fulbright, CEO/executive director of CMH and Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation, announced his retirement effective the end of this year.
Local and state entities are joining forces to host a COVID-19 mass vaccination event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 13 and 14, on the Southwest Baptist University campus in Bolivar.
Bolivar Middle School principal Tim Garber said his staff has come up with a novel approach to correct students who aren’t wearing their face masks properly on campus.
FAIR PLAY kindergarten screening will be Monday, March 22, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with appointments available in one-hour increments. Parents need to call the elementary office at 654-2233 to schedule an appointment with the elementary secretary. Parents should bring to the screening the chi…
Two years and seven months after Brandon Scott Searl — a Colorado Springs, Colorado, resident with purported ties to the international MS-13 gang — robbed a Bolivar gas station at gunpoint, he is on his way back to his home state after being sentenced to probation in Polk County Circuit Court.
A year after first restricting visitors at its facilities due to the impending threat of COVID-19, Citizens Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation announced updates to visitor policy guidelines and requirements this week.
JEFFERSON CITY — An additional 550,000 Missourians will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on March 15, Gov. Mike Parson recently announced.
Citizens Memorial Hospital is holding vaccination events Saturday, March 6, for qualifying individuals wanting the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. CMH received 1,000 doses of the vaccine Tuesday, March 2, for distribution in Polk and surrounding counties in southwest Miss…
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson adamantly dismissed claims of inadequate and uneven distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to urban versus rural areas during a recent news conference.