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The Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH will celebrate its 15th anniversary Thursday, Aug. 24, with a come-and-go celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the cancer center. Oncology patients, their families, donors and the community are invited to enjoy refreshments, door prizes and a photo booth. more
Cleaner households, happier lives. That’s the aim of Jeff and Shawna Wright, a couple from Pleasant Hope who have recently set up their new Aerus location on the Bolivar square, selling vacuum cleaners, water filtration systems, and air purifiers. more
LimeBank recently announced that Russ Batten, a banker and businessman, is joining LimeBank as a commercial lender. Russ will be working at the organization’s Bolivar location beginning August 1, 2023. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital and Polk County Health Center have collaborated with Westlake Ace Hardware and Children’s Miracle Network to provide free car seat checks on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at Westlake Ace Hardware, 2300 S. Springfield Ave., in Bolivar.  more
Missouri Memory Center at Citizens Memorial Hospital participated in the Eli Lilly and Company international clinical trial of Donanemab, whose full results were shared Monday, July 17, at the 2023 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and simultaneously published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). more
A new transportation and courier service is now available to the local community. Precision Cab Company was recently founded by Kody and Dee Crawford, owners of the Bolivar-based bowling alley K&D Lanes, located at 1827 W Broadway St. more
Bolivar recently gained a new store called Hominy Creek Boutique, owned and operated by Lisa Barham of Halfway. more
Well-known traveler Steve Fugate, a native of Florida, visited Bolivar last week while on his ninth walk across the United States, having already covered over 49,000 miles of walking. more
Representative Mark Alford from Missouri took some time to converse with employees at the Break Time convenience store in Bolivar on Thursday, July 6. more
Breakfast lovers can keep an eye out for a new eatery that will be coming to Bolivar soon. Heather and Shayne Heckadon are introducing the community to Black Squirrel Coffee and Crepery. more
The Bolivar Rotary Club’s 43rd annual Celebration of Freedom brought friends and family to the SBU campus, Tuesday, July 4 for food, fun, and entertainment. The holiday was also the perfect time for the community to honor local veterans with a special ceremony. Closing out the night, local residents flooded the SBU lawns and found parking spots in town, as the skies were illuminated during the anticipated fireworks show. more
Summer lunches will be available at the Cribbs Family Youth Park from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays from July 5 through August 11. more
Woods Supermarket recently recognized Paul Doyle, the assistant store manager in Stockton, for his 50-year employment milestone. more
Country Lane Montessori, a new learning center in the Bolivar area, will begin offering educational lessons and tutoring for children ages 3 to 7. more
Olive Branches Hospice House recently opened its doors to the public, creating an inviting space to provide end-of-life care for guests. more
Missouri Prime Beef Packers, the Pleasant Hope-based meat packing plant, recently filed an application for a permit to release 350,000 gallons a day of treated wastewater into the Pomme de Terre River. more
Thursday, June 8, the Bolivar community enjoyed a perfect night for the annual Bolivar Night at the Springfield Cardinals. more
The Bolivar Herald-Free Press welcomes their readers to help support local students by purchasing some discounted tickets to the Mid-Season Championships at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland on Saturday, June 10. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital/Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation recently celebrated service milestones for 254 employees who have reached five to 40 years of service to CMH. more
A decade-long partnership is coming to an end this summer as Community Outreach Ministries (COM) steps away from their role as the Service Extension Unit for The Salvation Army in Polk County. Effective October 1, COM will no longer oversee the annual bellringing campaign or be in charge of distributing The Salvation Army funds locally. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation announce recent changes to its boards of directors. more
“I think the story is in the building,” Mark Stephens says, as he strides across the floor of his photography studio. Having recently announced his retirement, Stephens is looking to sell his long-time home and workplace where he has captured many special moments in the lives of people from far and wide. more
Several area cemeteries will be offering decoration services, hosting annual meetings, and/or accepting donations. more
Pleasant Hope Schools hosted the Southwest Conference (SWC) Field Day on Friday, April 21, to celebrate all students regardless of abilities. more
A block party event called Caring for Caris will be held all day on Saturday, April 22 to raise funds for Caris Sheldon, a 10-and-a-half-year-old girl from Bolivar who was born with cerebral palsy. more
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