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It’s unusual for people to drive down West Broadway Street and see the Missouri National Guard stationed and working alongside locals. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Gov. Mike Parson announced last week all Missouri adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination next month.

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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…

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s low national vaccination ranking and discrepancies between geographic areas and vulnerable populations were among the concerns raised by lawmakers during a three-hour meeting with the state’s vaccination team recently.

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It wasn’t a week after Polk County CERT director Jo Christian started efforts to reorganize and relaunch the local program this month that she heard from Bolivar City Fire Department chief and city emergency management director Brent Watkins, delegating the volunteer group its first job of t…

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One week after launching an online portal for eligible patients to request a COVID-19 vaccine, Mercy has coordinated special shot clinics, including one at its Bolivar multispecialty facility, to administer the doses.

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Bolivar Mayor Chris Warwick and others rolled up their sleeves Wednesday, Jan. 20, to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot at Polk County Health Center’s first vaccination clinic.

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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.