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Bolivar Homecoming — Liberator Proud
Celebrate homecoming today, Sept. 22. Enjoy the annual homecoming parade, starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Bolivar High School and making their way to the square. The Liberators take on Glendale at Plaster Stadium at 7 p.m. The coronation ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. before kick-off. 
Community Outreach Ministries Hosts Second Annual Polk County’s Got Talent on September 23
Community Outreach Ministries (COM) is hosting their second annual “Polk County’s Got Talent” fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Bolivar High School at 6:30 pm. A spinoff of the popular television talent show, America’s Got Talent, the fundraising event will highlight the talent of ten local individuals and groups. The event benefits Community Outreach Ministries which seeks to alleviate food insecurity in Polk County through their food pantry and community development programs.
Tribute to a Champion
The name “Roweton” is near, if not at, the top of a short list of names that ring bells in minds throughout the Ozarks and beyond when discussions turn to Bolivar sports history.
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Robbie Mae Self Pool
Robbie Mae Self Pool
Bolivar Chamber Accepting Nominations for 2023 Business and Community Partner of the Year
The Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for 2023 Business of the Year.
Hazel Beryl Cates Belcher
Hazel Beryl Cates Belcher
Polk County Senior Center menu for the week of Oct. 2
Monday, Oct. 2 — Cheeseburgers with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, potato wedges, Oreo fluff.
Fall Food Trucks at BTC: A Culinary Event You Won't Want to Miss!
The autumn breeze is bringing with it the aroma of delicious food as Bolivar Technical College (BTC) proudly presents the "Fall Food Trucks at BTC" event. This exciting culinary event will take place in the parking lot of BTC, bringing together some of the region's most beloved food trucks for a series of dates you won't want to miss.
World War 1 program set for October genealogy meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of the Polk County Genealogical Society will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at the PCGS Library on the square. The yearly group picture is scheduled to be taken at 6:45 on the front steps of the library. All members are asked to be there and in place by that time. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Local Sports
Archery deer season
November is still the prime month for deer hunters, but more and more whitetail enthusiasts are circling Sept. 15 on their calendars, too.
Celebrating seniors and the win
Bolivar tennis celebrated their seniors on the squad at the Monday, Sept. 18, match and was able to pull out a win over a very talented Rogersville team. Bolivar won in decisive fashion 7-2 and was able to set the tone early in their doubles matches. The team has vastly improved throughout the season and seem to be playing at the highest level yet. The early season saw some struggles for the Liberators but they look to have turned the page as they power through the second half of their season.
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Bear with me as we take time to remember Dee, for more than 23 years my South Dakota Bride, but much more than just the local newspaper editor’s wife.
Dear Editor,
I never understood as a young man why Dad didn’t fix the barn door. All it needed was a proper hinge.
If you enjoy seeing hummingbirds, put up a hummingbird feeder and get ready for a lot of action: The fall feeding frenzy has begun.
Nomination period open through September 15
As summer vacation comes to a close, it’s almost that time of year when parents rush to the stores for supplies and teachers dress up their classrooms to welcome back fresh-faced students.
While donations of supplies have poured in, organizers of Saturday’s Tenth Annual Polk County Back to School Extravaganza say more are always needed.
A Missouri State University student from Halfway was awarded for her success at the 2023 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Collegiate National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 22-25.
Registration for all Humansville R-IV students will take place Aug. 9 through Aug.11, from 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration packets will be available for parent pick up starting Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Sullivan Bank in Pleasant Hope will be doing a school supply drive for the Pleasant Hope School District.
The Bolivar School District has called for an election on Nov. 7, 2023, for the residents within their boundaries. Absentee voting will started Sept. 26. The Polk County Clerk’s office will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday and open through the lunch hour for absentee voting. The deadline for casting an absentee ballot in person at the County Clerk’s office is 5 p.m. the day before the election, Tuesday, Nov. 7. The County Clerk’s office will also be open on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Sherill Harrill correctly guessed Bolivar City Hall for the September I-Spy. Thank you to all that participated, new location starts Oct. 4.
We at the Bolivar Herald-Free Press asked our readers to show us pictures that illustrate what you love about Polk County. Professional, amateur, hobbyist…get those cameras busy capturing our beautiful Polk County and the people that live in it.
I only remember a little about being 7 years old. I remember my second-grade teacher’s name was Mrs. Wood, and she had beautiful dark hair and said I was good at reading.
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