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Two Citizens Memorial Hospital family medicine clinics in Bolivar will offer free sports physicals to student-athletes next week.  more
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
Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation received donations of new Scentsy Buddy stuffed animals for pediatric patients at the Citizens Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. more
Monday, July 31 — BBQ beef stuffed, baked potato, cheese, sour cream, onion, side salad, vanilla pudding. more
Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility (CMHCF) will host its 30th annual Dog Days of Summer Festival on Friday, Aug. 25, from 2-7 p.m. CMHCF is located at 1218 W. Locust St. in Bolivar.  more
Bolivar Technical College (BTC) has proudly announced an extraordinary accomplishment — 100% of their Registered Nurse (RN) graduates from the May cohort have successfully passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). 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
Citizens Memorial Hospital welcomes Sam Lazar, RD, LDN, as an outpatient dietitian in the nutritional services department. She is available for outpatient consultations for a variety of dietary needs.  more
From energy-saving strategies to water-saving techniques, there are simple ways people can embrace the essence of the summer while also lowering their energy consumption. Here, Katherine Stockton and Michael Goldschmidt from the University of Missouri share simple energy-saving tips people can do around the home during the summer months. 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
Even on hot summer days, families in Polk County have been beating the heat at the Cribbs Family Youth Park with water play and a free meal. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital and CMH Walk-In Clinic in Bolivar welcome family nurse practitioner Johnna L. Brothers, FNP-C, to the medical staff. more
Monday, July 24 — Ham and broccoli casserole, tator bucks, roll, poke cake. more
A late Bolivar physician left behind years of hard work and laughter with his colleagues and a lasting legacy in the community. more
Colonial Springs Healthcare Center welcomes Cindy Cain, LNHA, as the new administrator for the facility. Cain has served as the interim administrator since May 2023.  more
Butterfield Residential Care Center and Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility in Bolivar have earned Silver – Achievement in Quality awards. The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living gives the awards through its National Quality Award Program for demonstrating high-level performance and quality outcomes to improve the lives of residents and staff in long-term care.  more
Two Bolivar girls, Moxie Garrison and Caris Sheldon, have had some serious health concerns. In recent months, the young patients have been in the eye of the public, as they overcome obstacles to get necessary treatment. more
Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation recently accepted a donation for $5,037 from Central Care Cancer Center for patients at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH. The gift was made possible from the Food Truck Festival they hosted and coordinated at the Missouri Beef Days Block Party in May. more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to Leqembi, an Alzheimer’s drug, on Thursday, July 6, for patients with mild dementia and other symptoms caused by early Alzheimer’s disease. more
Monday, July 17 — Chef Salad (ham or turkey), boiled egg, cucumber, tomatoes, baked potato, bread stick, brownie. more
Mercy Clinic Primary Care is offering a free sports physical to the public between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, July 17. more
Monday, July 10 — Chicken livers or chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, Cali veggies, wheat roll, chocolate pudding. more
My 78-year-old mom has COVID. What she does not have is the patience for having COVID. more
See what’s going on in Polk County! Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Some events may require registration or admission fees; please contact the organization for more details. more
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