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**All branches closed on Thanksgiving** more
As I was driving toward Springfield last night, I realized I did not have my phone. That left me with quite a dilemma. It was alright to be shut off from the world for a while; no alerts for emails, no text message buzzes, and no phone calls interrupting my drive, were just fine with me. What I lamented was the lack of my beloved playlist blaring through my car stereo. There was no podcast or music designed just for my listening enjoyment. I had a choice to make: sit in silence (Heaven forbid) or go through the radio searching for a station that was actually playing music. I chose the latter and began my quest, hitting the ‘next’ button repeatedly. After hearing DJs waxing on for multiple stations, I finally stumbled upon some music. more
Sweet potatoes may be stars; cornbread dressing a contender. Dinner rolls are divine and green bean casserole a go-to. But Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without turkey. more
Monday, Nov. 20 — Beef pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and onion, wheat roll, chocolate mint cake. more
Most Americans hold the military in high esteem, and rightfully so; they bravely go places many of us avoid. Since the beginning of our nation, nay, before we were a nation, our fighters have led the United States to multiple victories, keeping us a free nation, at the detriment of their safety, mental well-being, and lives. Unlike Memorial Day, which pays homage to those service members no longer with us, Veterans Day respects those still able to feel the praise of a grateful populace. Every nation, be it Canada with Remembrance Day, France with Armistice Day, Britain with Remembrance Sunday, or America with Veterans Day, has a day established for demonstrating pride in their fighting forces. Interestingly, all of these countries chose on, or near, November 11 to have this holiday. What is it about the eleventh day of the eleventh month that makes it a prime choice for celebrating the military? more
Monday, Nov. 13 — BBQ beef stuffed baked potato, cheese, sour cream, onion, side salad, chocolate pudding, celebration cake. more
All month: more
CMH Hospice's annual holiday fundraiser honors the lives of loved ones more
The Bolivar Herald-Free Press invites residents to send their engagement, wedding, baby, and other milestone announcements. more
Monday, Nov. 6 — Kielbasa and potatoes, cabbage, wheat roll, apple cobbler. more
The Bolivar Branch is still under construction so there are no events scheduled there at this time.  These other branches have the following events:  more
Monday, Oct. 30 — Beef and noodles, side salad, wheat roll, apple crisp. more
If statistics are to be believed, I’m part of a shrinking minority: I go to church every Sunday. more
Monday, Oct. 9 — Closed for Columbus Day. more
Monday, Oct. 2 — Cheeseburgers with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, potato wedges, Oreo fluff. more
Talk to your physician… don’t wait. more
Monday, Sept. 25 — Chicken sandwich on bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, chips, poke cake. more
Monday, Sept. 18 — Goulash, side salad, garlic bread, Oreo fluff. more
Show us what you love about Polk County! more
Monday, Sept. 11 — Sloppy Joes, mac and cheese, broccoli, peaches, celebration cake. more
Monday, Sept. 4 — Happy Labor Day — Closed more
Monday, Aug. 28 — Chef salad (ham or turkey), boiled egg, cucumber, tomatoes, bread stick, Jell-O cake. more
DEATHS more
The Black-Crain reunion is set for Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Halfway Lions Club. more
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