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Phil and Pam Morgan will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Rondo Baptist Church as part of the “Amen” Ministry Tour. The presentation combines close family harmony with accomplished instrumentals for a fun, motivational experience. A love offering will be taken. more
There is no reason to be bored this summer. The Polk County library has amazing events planned for June and July, with fun to be had by all ages. Their summer interactive experiences will get everyone up and moving while school is out. more
It’s hard to believe finding a fingernail-sized mussel could be biological alarm wherever they’re found. However, that’s exactly what zebra mussels have done since they were accidentally introduced into North America. This exotic species has been found at several sites in Missouri and each time they’ve been found at a new place, it adds another level of stress for the biologists who manage that body of water. The reason the discovery of this tiny mussel is always a worrisome event is that in areas where zebra mussels are abundant, government agencies and private citizens are faced with the difficult – and often expensive – task of finding solutions to problems caused by these exotic invertebrates. more
Before a packed Bison fieldhouse, Bud and Shirley Glazier’s eldest was inducted April 10 into the Dallas County R-1 School District Hall of Fame. more
Polk County Democrats will meet on June 17, at Smith's Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is optional at 5:30 p.m. more
Across the country, there are more than 8.2 million homeless dogs and 2.3 million of them are in shelters waiting to find loving homes. more
Anna Wanhala received the January 2024 CMH TULIP Award. She is a sitter in Citizens Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. more
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Stockton, MO – “Warm weather brings on environmental factors that can lead to pinkeye in cattle,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist. Pinkeye can lead to reduced cattle performance, which negatively impacts cattle operation profitability. Davis will discuss management strategies to reduce cattle herd incidence of pinkeye. more
Hagg Angus Ranch LLC, Bolivar, Missouri, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri. more
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Hermitage, MO – Pokeberry, or similar names such as pokebush, pokeweed, dragonberries, or pokeroot, is a common pasture weed found throughout the Ozarks. American pokeweed is a species of open or edge habitats, especially where birds roost, as the seeds of this plant are a good food source for several species during the fall and winter months. It is often found in forest edge, fence rows, under power lines, pastures, old field, forest openings, and other open wastelands. more
Time to get to baking those pies and get ready for the 77th annual Polk County Junior Livestock Show and Youth Fair. The fair is Thursday through Saturday, June 13-15. more
Southwest Electric Cooperative would like to congratulate Matt McCarty on earning his Professional Engineering license! Becoming a PE is a testament to his hard work, dedication, and expertise in the field. more
The 2024 annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service was held on May 23 at the Life360 Church Chesterfield. The event honors the officers who have died in the line of duty. The memorial service was attended by Springfield Chief of Police Paul Wiliams, keynote speaker Jay Ashcroft and other area officers and Chaplains. Bolivar Police Chaplain Lynn Flick had the honor of officiating the end of service memorial prayer. The event concluded outdoors with the playing of Taps on a bagpipe and a 3 gun salute honoring the fallen officers. more
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Saturday, June 1, the park was filled with kids of all ages playing, visiting and enjoying the morning at Dunnegan Memorial Park. The annual community play day hosted by the Polk Health Center provides the community with helpful information while letting the kids enjoy some games and fun time. more
Annabelle Ingram and Kaden Degraffenreid were wed on May 24, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony was held at Sparrow Lane in Willard with Brother Mike McCurry officiating. more
CMH Foundation to host sporting clay shoot Sept. 20 more
The Downtown Bolivar Association is now accepting applications for vendors who would like to sign up for a booth space at Country Days. This annual event hosts a variety of organizations and vendors who offer food, entertainment, and other goods. This year, Country Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. more
The Bolivar Herald-Free Press invites residents to send their engagement, wedding, baby, and other milestone announcements. 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
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