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Emme Hall said, sometimes, it doesn’t feel like she’s actually in high school anymore. 

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Polk County Health Center administrator Michelle Morris will provide current health updates and answer questions at the upcoming Thursday, Nov. 5, Polk County Community Connections meeting.

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Even in 2020, Polk County’s little ghosts and goblins can find a way to make this Halloween a happy one. 

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This year’s Halloween season brings with it more than the usual spooks and scares, thanks to the global new coronavirus pandemic. 

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The City of Bolivar took a more definitive stance on face masks, just falling short of a mask mandate, in the Tuesday, Oct. 13, board of aldermen meeting. 

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Bolivar High School held a socially distanced pep assembly on the soccer field Friday afternoon, Oct. 9. Bolivar hosted Hillcrest at Southwest Baptist University’s Plaster Stadium Friday, winning 41-0.

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The Southwest Baptist University Division of Arts and Humanities will present the Wind Symphony and University Band in concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar campus.  

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For Polk County Health Center Administrator Michelle Morris, the numbers don’t lie — and they paint a grim picture. 

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Earlier this month, Bolivar R-1 School District took a step to help keep more of its staff on campus throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Southwest Baptist University hosted its virtual 2020 Homecoming weekend Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3, with alumni celebrating from home.

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U.S. voters will choose their next President on Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

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As the county’s COVID-19 numbers and death toll continue to climb, the Polk County Health Center is focusing on an additional threat, this year’s flu season.  

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When I was a youngster the only good guys who wore masks were Zorro and the Lone Ranger.

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I am a senior here at SBU, and I’ve heard a few stories of students on campus who had to be quarantined already this semester, but I never thought I’d have to go through it, too. I proved myself to be wrong only four weeks into the semester.

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While COVID-19 numbers continue to climb on the home front, the virus has hit a couple Polk County is quick to call its own. 

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Gov. Mike Parson and his wife, first lady Teresa Parson, have both tested positive for COVID-19.

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Bolivar R-1 Schools will now post its COVID-19 data on a website on its dashboard, the district announced via email Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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After nearly seven months of physical restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at Bolivar’s Parkview Health Care Facility set up a new “hug station,” allowing residents and loved ones to have much-needed personal contact. The outdoor station features safety measures, including gl…