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Monday, March 4 — Biscuits and gravy, sausage, cheese omelet, fresh fruit. more
Bolivar’s oldest public building has not housed a business for a while, but that is about to change. Anyone driving Main Street, just north of the square, has seen the extensive work being done on the two-story building. more
Monday, Feb. 26 — Ham and potato soup, broccoli, wheat roll, cherry crisp. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital and Bolivar Family Care Center announce the addition of Nicole Davis, licensed master social worker, and James Lowery, licensed professional counselor, to the medical staff. more
The Kansas City Chiefs' win over the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on Feb. 11 was a cause for celebration for thousands of fans throughout Missouri. Bolivar had its own share of loyalists who reveled in the heady high of victory. Two such die-hard fans were mother and son, Paula and John Hubbert who made the two-hour drive to Kansas City to see their team’s pep rally and parade. more
The loss of a loved one can have powerful effects on each of us. If you are looking for a caring small group in which to find support, encouragement, and help, then our GriefShare groups might be just the thing you are looking for. This program is a grief support group that features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts, counselors, and real-life stories of people just like you, followed by a small group discussion about what was seen on the DVD. more
Monday, Feb. 19 — Closed in observance of President’s Day. more
All branches closed Feb. 19 for President’s Day more
On Friday, Feb. 9, a two-car collision occurred half a mile north of Bolivar on Mo. 13. The accident happened as a 2006 GMC Sierra, driven by 75-year-old Patton Fraser of Bolivar, traveled straight, crossing Mo. 13 from a county road crossover. He failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was struck by a 2013 Ford Escape. In the Escape were 29-year-old Jordan Turner (driver), passenger Madison Fulton, 24, and a 1-year-old male, all from Belton. Everyone involved was taken to Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, with all but Fulton receiving minor injuries. Fulton had serious injuries. Both vehicles were severely damaged and towed from the scene: the GMC was taken by Wakefield Towing and the Ford was removed by B and B Towing. Trooper J.K. Marlin was the responding officer. more
“Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities,” is what Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is all about. According to their website, they have been in operation since 1904 and are the “nation’s largest donor-and volunteer-supported mentoring network.” The concept is simple, take adults and match them with kids, aged 5 through young adult, and grow a meaningful relationship that will impact that child’s life. The goal is to help “littles” develop, mature, and expand their experiences to help them reach their full potential. more
She creeps through the streets, her head low, avoiding eye contact with passersby. Her identity must remain hidden, yet she feels the gazes of those who walk past her, she can feel them turn their heads to eye her attire, her gate, her person, sizing up the opposition. No one must discover who she really is and what she really stands for once they do, her cover will be blown. For few know her true identity - she is a Denver Broncos fan. more
Wetlands are an important – and in some areas – a disappearing – part of Missouri’s more
Starting the new year off right with a visit to the recycling center is a good thing. In fact, any visit to the recycling center is good because you are doing your part to help save the earth…even in a small way. Lots of little ways can add up to big results when they are done right. more
Monday, Feb. 5 — Sloppy Joes on a bun, mac and cheese, side salad, peach crisp. more
Key points from the Aldermen Meeting on Jan. 23: more
The Board of Aldermen meeting on Jan. 23 had a special ceremony to honor Kristi Thomson for her honorable actions on Nov. 22, 2023. As the BH-FP reported Kristi (Roe) Thomson saw her neighbor’s house on fire at 1:55 a.m. The house on the 110 block of North Elgin Avenue, housed 15-year-old Anakin Rhodes who was home alone at the time. Thomson was able to awaken Rhodes, therefore saving his life. more
The Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) Senior Health Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an open house from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26. The Center is at 1840 W. Broadway St. in Bolivar. more
The Polk County Extension Center will be holding a Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 4560 S.100 Road, Bolivar. The class will start at 6 p.m. and conclude around 9 p.m. There is no cost for the training. Terry Halleran, Regional Agronomy Specialist, will facilitate the training. more
The Economic Development Partnership – Bolivar and Polk County, MO would like to share an opportunity available to area residents and budding entrepreneurs. more
Applications for the Riedesel Charitable Trust scholarships given to seniors and graduates of Fair Play School District are now available. Renewal applications also are being accepted. more
Monday, Jan. 22 — Biscuits and gravy, sausage, cheese omelet, fresh fruit. more
Vickers embodies the spirit of El Dorado Springs. Born and raised on the family farm near El Dorado Springs, Vickers graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1980. He briefly ventured to Springfield to pursue studies at Missouri State University. His healthcare journey started soon after as the supervisor for maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry at Community Springs Healthcare Facility from 1984 to 1985. more
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