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Summer in the Ozarks brings us warm weather, sunny days, and for those of us that enjoy stream fishing, smallmouth bass season. more
Voting absentee for the August Primary Election will begin on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. 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. more
Wrenlee Brynnan Fish was born Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, and weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20” long. more
OATS Transit is open for regular transportation service. Please call the OATS Transit office at 417-887-9272 or 800-770-6287 to schedule a ride or find out about service in your area. You can also visit our website at www.oatstransit.org and click on your county under the tab “Bus Schedules” to view your local schedule. OATS Transit is available to the rural general public of any age, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We also contract with a number of agencies to serve their clients. We are hiring drivers statewide in case you know of someone who would make a great driver, so we can continue serving our riders. OATS Transit offices will be closed, and regular routes will not be running on Thursday, July 4th, for Independence Day. Please keep this in mind as you schedule trips near this holiday. more
The class of 1954 had their 70th year reunion on Saturday, June 15, at Smiths Restaurant in Bolivar. more
First responders from Bolivar are uniting with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the sole supplier of blood, plasma, and platelets to patients at more than 40 area healthcare facilities, for the Fourth Annual Bolivar Boots, Badges and Bandages Community Challenge Blood Drive. more
Tuesday, June 25 more
Jeremy L. Klapp, 46, of Bolivar, is in the Polk County Jail for calling Citizens Memorial Hospital and threatening violence at the OB clinic. more
John E. Hofstetter, of Bolivar, entered a plea of guilty for a deadly hit-and-run accident that occurred on April 26, 2022. more
The Bolivar Barracudas youth swim team is back in the pool for a new season. After opening on June 13 at Drury University in Springfield, the Barracudas held their first of two home meets at the Bolivar Recreation and Aquatic Center last Friday, June 21 hosting Ozark and Nixa. more
Rita Lemmon, Assessor of Polk County, announces that the board of equalization will begin more
Nominations are now being accepted for the Bolivar High School Hall of Fame! The deadline to enter a nomination is July 7. Here are the criteria: more
Ever wonder why I named my weekly newspaper column “RFD”? more
In April, every year we celebrate National County Government month and the year the commission was given the opportunity to purchase copies of “The Marvelous Adventure of Countyland.” more
Five projects demonstrate a servant leadership focus more
The Polk County Health Center is offering a Ready IN 3 class to the public, classes will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Polk County Health Center. Pre registration is required. To enroll contact Kermit Hargis at 417-326-7250 or email kermit.hargis@polkcountyhealthcenter.org. more
During June and July, newspapers across Missouri are publishing tens of thousands of names of people for whom the State Treasurer’s Office is holding unclaimed property totaling more than $1 billion. This is not the state’s money – it is Missourians’ money, and I am committed to returning it to its rightful owner. more
Bolivar Rotary Club is hosting the 44th annual Celebration of Freedom on Thursday, July 4, on the Southwest Baptist University campus. The community event begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues through fireworks at dusk. more
How well do you know Polk County? more
Local libraries still have plenty of hot events more
The Polk County Missionary Baptist Association will have Fifth Sunday services this month with Halfway Missionary Baptist Church. Services will be Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday with Tri-County Group. more
Come take the Great Jungle Journey at Walnut Grove First Baptist Church! Vacation Bible School will be Sunday, July 14 thru Thursday, July 18, 6:00 pm. - 8:45 pm. There will be music, crafts, classes, food, games, and prizes for children going into Pre-K thru sixth grade in the fall. A link to the registration form is on our Walnut Grove First Baptist Facebook page. The church is located at 417 S. Washington in Walnut Grove. For further information or to register you may contact Erica Russell at 417-522-3537. more
Grace Fellowship Baptist Church will host a Celebration of Freedom on Sunday, June 30. In appreciation of the service from veterans, military, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical (EMS), doctors and nurses, emergency communications and all their family members more
Dispel myths and get identification tips at online event. more
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