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Students at Bolivar High School are getting a taste of the adult workforce from this semester’s kickoff of BoMO Works, a program that gives students the opportunity to have internships and apprenticeships with local businesses. 

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Southwest Baptist University welcomes students, staff and the community to fall semester chapel services, which take place weekly at 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in Pike Auditorium.

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Jacey Francka, with her brother Knox and cousin, Anna MacLauglin, host a lemonade stand and bake sale Saturday, Aug. 10, at Rock Paper Scissors Salon and Boutique on West Broadway Street, with all proceeds going to Keeling Foundation for Kids. 

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In its Thursday, Aug. 15, public hearing, the Marion C. Early R-5 school board voted unanimously to approve the use of school protection officers.

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The Bolivar R-1 school district will host substitute training at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the central office, 524 W. Madison St., Bolivar.

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Kaylie Rothdiener’s new first-grade classroom at Bolivar Primary School, which is set up with stringed-lights, educational posters and small tables and chairs sized for young students, seems like a natural environment for her. 

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With the 2019-20 school year officially off and running, all six Polk County school districts have welcomed more than a few fresh faces to their folds. To mark the milestone moments for new school staff — and to introduce them to Bolivar Herald-Free Press readers — the districts submitted th…

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As the start of a new school year comes into full swing, the Bolivar R-1 school district’s bond-funded projects — which support the creations of an early childhood learning center, expansions to the middle school and a high school practice track — are nearing the time for construction.

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Rylan Hood is one of dozens of Polk County kindergartners and thousands of area schoolchildren to embark this week on the adventures awaiting them in the 2019-20 school year.

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In the wake of more mass shootings across the country, the Marion C. Early R-5 school district is taking up a hot-button topic. Should teachers and district staff be armed?

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This year’s sixth annual Back-to-School Extravaganza on Saturday, Aug. 3., gave 576 kids snow-cone-stained smiles, backpacks full of school supplies and hygienic commodities.

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For 13 years, Lance Roweton led the Bolivar High School Liberator football team as head coach. For three years, he led Halfway High School as principal. Starting this month, he’ll have the opportunity to lead Halfway School District as its top administrator, succeeding Tim Boatwright, who he…

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Citizens Memorial Hospital Pediatric Unit has partnered with the Bolivar R-1 school district to provide counseling and therapy to students K-12 beginning in the 2019-20 school year. 

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The start of the 2019-20 school year is upon us, and area school districts have submitted the following registration and screening dates.

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Area residents may notice increased activity near Bolivar Primary School on Wednesday, July 24, including the presence of emergency vehicles and first responders.