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You asked: For the past several weeks, I would have to really scour the sports section – (such as it is) of the BH-FP to even try to find the scores for the Bolivar men’s basketball team. Most of the time it wasn’t there. Wrestling, swimming, girls basketball, results from other towns, etc. …

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Recently, I took a shower and stood under the stream of hot water trying to think up profound, writerly thoughts. But it was hard to concentrate because I kept hearing a faint yet high-pitched sound: PING!

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A recent lawsuit filed against the Missouri House has highlighted a growing conflict between demands for openness in government versus the expectation of Missouri citizens for personal privacy. 

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Today, we come to the end of this brief series of articles on prayer. 

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As the Bolivar Herald-Free Press gears up for its annual Pride and Progress special section — set to be inserted Saturday, March 28 — the newspaper is seeking help from its readers in the form of nominations.

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I picked up some deer the week before Christmas — to be precise, 28 deer.

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It’s 10 minutes after 4 a.m., very dark and snowing big, wet flakes when I pull into Bolivar R-1 superintendent Tony Berry’s driveway Thursday, Jan. 23. 

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About eight years ago, I wrote a column about how I almost never turn on the radio in the car anymore. Except for listening to the occasional podcast, I like it best when the car is quiet. The low hum of the road gives me time to think.

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Like most folks, I can cite the names of a handful of teachers who significantly shaped the person I would become.

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As the Bolivar Herald-Free Press gears up for its annual Pride and Progress special section — set to insert Saturday, March 28 — the newspaper is seeking help from its readers in the form of nominations.

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I’ve been blessed with many wonderful presents throughout my life from family, friends and students — things that I treasure to this day. 

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“Harbinger of winter” is a term that has a more somber feel to it than its warm-weather counterpart — “harbinger of spring.”