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Sponsors donated more than $40,000 to the Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation more
Center Stage Dance Academy dancers were invited to perform at the Nascar 75th Anniversary Cup Series at the Kansas City Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 10. Terri Kirksey, owner of Center Stage, received a call from Nascar in April asking if they would like to perform at Nascar, and she was very excited to have this amazing opportunity for her dancers. Terri hand picked a group of students that were dedicated and up for the task of working hard for hours a day during summer break to put together a great show. The girls worked many hours every week during the summer to perfect a 15-minute non-stop routine that was race car themed for the Nascar opening ceremonies. more
Talk to your physician… don’t wait. more
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. more
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. more
The proposal would give everyone in the Bolivar School District in-district tuition costs at OTC and local OTC campus opportunities. more
The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, for the Citizens Memorial Hospital expansion in Bolivar. Lunch will be served after the ceremony. more
Sling -n- Stones Ministries will host a National Recovery Month Awareness event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the First Christian Church, 407 W Broadway St., Bolivar. Guest speaker, Dr. Tony Berry, will share his personal story about a family battle with addiction and recovery. A free dinner will be provided, and all are invited. more
Golfers and sponsors alike will have the chance to turn an upcoming round of golf play into a tremendous benefit for a serious cause this October during the first Play Fore Pink golf tournament. more
Monday, Sept. 11, the Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting, welcoming Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to Bolivar. more
The 18th annual Bill Maack Memorial Horse Show will be held Sept. 16, at the Bolivar Saddle Club arena located just east of Hwy 13 and 32 Junction. Start time is 6:30 p.m. more
Saturday, Sept. 10, was the perfect day for the annual Country Days event. There was something for everyone, numerous vendors, food to please everyone, entertainment on the streets and games for youngsters to enjoy! The square and adjoining streets were overflowing, the event just gets bigger and better every year. The Downtown Bolivar Association and all the volunteers worked long hours to bring the community another outstanding and fun day to the community. more
As the sun set on a hot and sunny August evening, anticipation filled the air at Bolivar Technical College (BTC). Students, both new and returning, eagerly awaited the commencement of the fall semester, which officially began on Aug. 28. However, the excitement didn't just start with the first day of classes; it was ignited the week prior during the college’s well-organized orientation program. more
Saturday, Sept. 2, Bolivar Cross Country hosted the SWCCCA meet for 2023. more
Bolivar Mayor Christopher D. Warwick signed a proclamation on Friday, Sept. 1, declaring Sunday, Sept. 17, as Constitution Day and the week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week in Bolivar. He was joined by representatives with the local Matilda Polk Campbell Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution. more
With Covid raging in 2020, many high school athletic events were either canceled or restricted to no spectators. This created a new market for live streaming of these events. Bolivar has had the luxury of having live high school sporting events streamed since 2011 on Bolivar Liberator Web TV. Matt Henenberg owner of Bolivar Liberator Web TV says that the Bolivar community has been very supportive of his streaming of Bolivar and area high school sporting events and other special events in the area. “We started with City Link TV in 2011 and have continued to grow with them ever since.” more
The Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH proudly celebrated their 15th year of caring for area cancer patients. On Thursday, Aug. 24, the center welcomed former patients and their families, current patients and the community to share in their celebration. more
Bolivar R-1 schools consider keeping all the students and faculty safe and secure a top priority. more
Three Bolivar High School alumni will be inducted into the Bolivar High School Hall of Fame during the 2023 Homecoming events. The inductees for the Bolivar High School Hall of Fame Class of 2023 are: David Hampton, Class of 1967, Linda Wieland Bunch, Class of 1976, Fred W. Bess, Class of 1990. more
Miranda Spiegel more
The annual Country Days event is scheduled to take place beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on the Bolivar square. The day will be full with a great line-up of great entertainment, booths, games, food vendors and other festivities. more
JEFFERSON CITY –After two years in a row of more than 1,000 fatalities on Missouri’s roadways, Gov. Mike Parson signed the Siddens Bening Hands-Free Law, prohibiting all drivers from using a handheld electronic communication device while driving, effective Monday, Aug. 28. more
Front row left to right: Amanda Bryant (4th grade teacher), Cindy Hawkins (5th grade teacher), Ida Dean (Kitchen staff), Tammy Highly(7-12 Title teacher). more
The first annual PHR6 Academy was held on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 9 and 10. more
At just 50 years of age, a former sports reporter for the Bolivar Herald-Free Press passed away last week. more
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