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I have come to realize that humidity loves to flaunt its prowess. This leads me to believe that there is no chance for civility between us. In fact, we may soon cross into the territory of being foes, enemies sworn to battle each other every summer until I move or die. more
Monday, July 8 — Celebration Day! Chicken parmesan, noodles, Cali veggies, garlic bread, ice cream. more
Larry Thomas Wheeler more
Tammy Condren was the winner of the gift card to Brenda’s Cafe after winning the May I-Spy game, correctly guessing Lime Bank. Tammy is proof that reading the paper doesn’t just provide you with news and entertainment, it can pay off as well. more
Rita Lemmon, Assessor of Polk County, announces that the board of equalization will begin meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the office of the Polk County Commission to hear those who disagree with the values of real estate established by the assessor for tax year 2024. The board tentatively plans to conclude the hearings by 12 p.m. on Friday, July 19. 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
Auditions continue for the annual Polk County’s Got Talent show, an event that recognizes local talent and raises funds for Community Outreach Ministries. more
Mitch will help with the discipleship and leadership development of the ministry as Polk County KLIFE expands into Fair Play! more
MDC reminds people to be careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire. more
The Bolivar Herald-Free Press invites residents to send their engagement, wedding, baby, and other milestone announcements. more
Better Business Bureau® (BBB®) has tips for older adults and their loved ones to take extra safeguards against scams and fraud this Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. more
Bill and Mary Little, of Bolivar, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Hemingway’s with a private family dinner on Saturday, June 29, sponsored by their children and grandchildren They were married in St. Louis at Euclid Baptist Church on July 2, 1954. They met at Baylor University and were engaged their senior year. After marriage they lived in Ft. Worth, Texas for six years before moving to Bolivar in the fall of 1960, where Bill began his teaching career at Southwest Baptist College. They have three children, Bliss Little (Broome) of Tempe, Arizona, Blye Little (Moore) of Springfield and Dr. Blake Little (Missy) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Brittany Moore (Eichhorn), Woodstock Georgia, Hayley Moore (Valdez) of Centerton, Arkansas, Taylor Little (Johnstone) of Kansas City and William Little (Madi) of Celena, Texas. more
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Southwest Baptist University and Mission University have announced a new partnership that will expand nursing and health sciences opportunities for Mission students through SBU’s Mercy College of Health Professions. more
A groundbreaking ceremony for Polk County Central Dispatch will be at 10 a.m., Monday, July 8, at Davis Drive in Bolivar. more
The Polk County Courthouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. more
Mike Wood more
Don’t feed bread and crackers to geese and ducks. more
Getting back to basics is often the answer to solving so many problems. It is easy to veer off course or become distracted from the simplicity of the basics. In his book, A Kid’s Guide to How to Save the Planet, author Billy Goodman explains how our planet is in trouble and explores ways we can all save the earth. Although originally published nearly 35 years ago, his suggestions for helping to solve the solid-waste crisis are still applicable. He suggests: more
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