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A Bolivar student recently received a Halloween treat. Pictured here, Bolivar High School football player Hayden Burks surprises Little Liberators student Cam Johnson with a signed Bolivar helmet for his Halloween costume after Johnson expressed interest in as dressing up as a football playe…

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Trish Lavish from the Missouri Area Health Education Center serving southwest Missouri presented a workshop to biology and health students at Humansville High School on Monday, Sept. 30. According to HHS teacher Wanda Johnson, students learned about infection control and the proper way to gl…

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As a member of Pleasant Hope High School’s dairy judging team, even a car trip to get groceries is a chance for Macie Warner to study livestock.

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Pleasant Hope’s Pirate Power Band hosted bands from across the state for the third annual Pirate Power Classic on Saturday, Oct. 5. Coming away with top honors was grand champion Marionville, which earned first place in Class 2, as well as the outstanding drum line, outstanding auxiliary and…

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Bee-ware of the scare on Halloween night when Newsbee’s buzz gets some boo. To celebrate a holiday that kids really relish, your bee buddy has selected books featuring “Street Creeps You Might Meet” when you’re out trick-or-treating, none of them sinister or spooky. These festive picks are l…

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Marion C. Early recently named its students of the month for September. Pictured are, from left, front row — Riley Gregg, Shan Patel, Braylyn Gerleman, Gage Peterson, Lukas Ball; back row — Melanie Minacori, Kaylie Minacori, Laynee Dejarnette, Wyatt Arthur, Jordyn Horn, Elly Baker. Not pictu…

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Students from Bolivar High School’s ProStart Culinary Arts I class recently assisted Jerald Andrews with a variety of tasks for a children's charity event at the annual Harvest Moon Festival. The festival was held at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield.

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Liberators big and small turned showed out in and around downtown Bolivar for the homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 4. 

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In 1973, a blond Norwegian teenager flew nine hours over the Atlantic Ocean, travelling to study at Bolivar High School as a foreign exchange student. 

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Editor's note: This report was updated at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, to include more details about the incident.

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Bolivar R-1’s Care to Learn committee will host its first-ever fall festival set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bolivar High School.

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Recently Bolivar High School teacher Tania Driskill and Bolivar Primary School teachers Wendy Rhodes and Melanie Hofstetter received $500 grants from the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation. 

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From his captain’s seat in the front of the bus, Fair Play R-2 bus driver Brad Williams can see everything — inside the vehicle and out. 

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This year’s homecoming, Friday, Oct. 4, will see yet another parade, coronation and other festivities to celebrate the Liberators’ game against Union. 

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Community engagement was a dominant theme during Bolivar R-1 school board’s regular monthly session Thursday, Sept. 19.

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The Bolivar Community Teachers Association is now accepting applications for the fall 2019 student-teaching scholarship. Bolivar High School graduates currently involved in a student-teaching experience should contact Renee Shelenhamer, Bolivar Primary School, at 326-5247 or rshelenhamer@bol…