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BHS scores honors at Independence tourney | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School freshman Benjamin Gann scored a top finish the last weekend of November at the Independence Winter Classic tournament.



Singing in the season | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School students helped sing in the holiday season last week at the Missouri Governor's Mansion and state Capitol.



Bustin' a move | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School's Elektra Blue performed for the first time this basketball season during halftime of the Bolivar boys' game with Strafford Friday, Dec. 7.



Everyone's epidemic: Snapshots of addiction | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Gary and Karen Stewart sit down at a large table in a quiet conference room. With tears in her eyes and a stack of photographs in her hand, Karen methodically.



GUEST COLUMN: The importance of citizenship | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The following is an abridged version of an essay by Bolivar High School junior and Jobs for America's Graduates member Phillip Applegate. The essay was ...



Standing guard | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar native Alena Fugitt will stand guard over the late 41st president Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 3-5.



Staying in town | Basketball  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar senior Ian Jones, front row center, signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Southwest Baptist University Friday, Nov. 16, in the Bolivar High School ...



Republican women to meet Wednesday | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The Polk County Republican Women's Club will meet at noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Brenda's Cafe.



CBCO to host two upcoming area drives | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will host two blood drives in Polk County during the next two weeks.



Hunt receives first Samuel Nelson award | Milestones  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Brady Hunt of Bolivar has been named the first recipient of a scholarship in memory of the late Samuel Nelson. Following the April 2017 death of Nelson in a car.



Taste of Bolivar to feature food, fun and auction Oct. 27 at Bolivar High School  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Tickets are now available for the Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce's biggest community event — Taste of Bolivar — set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, ...



Spikers donate to breast cancer awareness | Volleyball  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The Bolivar High School volleyball team raised $700 to donate to the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center during its breast cancer awareness game in October. Coach ...



Callaway, Rohrs, Wakefield slated for Bolivar High School Hall of Fame  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The Bolivar High School Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Bolivar High School.



Bolivar hopes for a magical homecoming | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar Homecoming has arrived, with a theme this year of "Disney."



Mansion Christmas tree arriving Monday | Central MO Breaking News  Jefferson City News Tribune

This year's Governor's Mansion Christmas trees will arrive 7-8 a.m. Monday; a portion of Madison Street will be closed for the delivery.



Evangelist 'will not be invited back' to Bolivar schools after off-script comments  Springfield News-Leader

A parent raised questions after the Bolivar school district hired an evangelist to speak to students. Bob Holmes, known as the "one man volleyball team," was ...



Mark your calendar for 2018 Taste of Bolivar | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The 2018 Taste of Bolivar event is slated for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Bolivar High School.



BHS to perform 'The Drowsy Chaperone' | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School drama and music departments will present the musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, and at 2 p.m. ...



'Not just a class' | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The families and friends of 43 Bolivar High School students joined community members and school staff Thursday evening, Oct. 25, to mark a special occasion: ...



R-1 seeks hall of fame nominations | Neighbors  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Nominations are now being accepted for the Bolivar High School Hall of Fame.



Class of 1969 celebrates 50th reunion | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Members of the Bolivar High School Class of 1969 kicked off the celebration of their 50th anniversary during BHS homecoming Sept. 14. The group attended the ...



Fifth Back-to-School Extravaganza set for Aug. 4  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Final plans are underway for the fifth annual Back-to-School Extravaganza sponsored by Open Hearts Bolivar United Methodist Church.



R-1 reacts to religious speech complaint | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The Bolivar R-1 School District found itself this week at the center of national headlines and public debate over religious speech in public schools following a ...



R-1, SBU partner to help education students | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The Bolivar R-1 school district and Southwest Baptist University are coming together to better equip education students.



Salute our veterans | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Veterans and community members will gather at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, on the northwest corner of the Polk County Courthouse lawn to mark the 100th ...



BEAF kicks off 30-day fundraising campaign | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation has issued a challenge to the Bolivar community — donate $20000 to the Bolivar High School dual credit ...



R-1 names building teachers, employees of year | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The Bolivar R-1 School District recently named 2018 building teachers and employees of the year after inviting educators and community members to nominate ...



Nathaniel W. Vest | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

*Service*: at a later date under the direction of Pitts Chapel, Bolivar.



Public Record for Sept. 14 | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CRIMINAL CHARGES. The following new felony charges have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court: Joshua Allen Fredericks, 29, Urbana; class D felony ...



Bolivar speech and debate named district champs | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School's speech and debate team was recently named National Speech and Debate Association district champion. The team outperformed 34 ...



MEMORIAL: John Polk Campbell | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

*Service*: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar.



Dancing with the Stars teams  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Twelve teams — made up of a Bolivar High School junior or senior and one community "star" — will compete April 14 in the second Bolivar Dancing with the ...



Law enforcement responds to report of weapon at BIS  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Multiple law enforcement agencies descended upon Bolivar Intermediate School at around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, following a report of a weapon on a ...



Holiday celebrations kick off this week  Jefferson City News Tribune

With the Thanksgiving leftovers dwindling and the Black Friday sales a memory, Jefferson City is shifting its attention to celebrating the Christmas season with ...



Johnson, Archer step down from winter sports coaching positions  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School will have two vacancies in winter sports for next season to fill. Wrestling coach Glen Johnson and girls basketball coach Darin Archer have ...



R-1 administrators to see salary increases | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar R-1's administrative staff will soon see their paychecks looking a bit more robust following the district's regular monthly board meeting May 21.



Brenda Kay Berry | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

*Service*: 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home.



Eugene “Gene” Albert Hutcheson | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Services: 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, with visitation preceding at 10 a.m. at Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar.



Roweton brothers, Patterson to be honored by MSHOF Oct. 17  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar graduates Lance and Brock Roweton and SBU graduate Kevin Patterson will receive the "Elite 11" award at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame ...



Bolivar's Dancing with the Stars returns Saturday | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Area dance lovers are in store for a second dose of Saturday night fever this week as 24 Bolivar “celebrities” prepare to hit the floor for the community's encore ...



BHS CNAs visit flight crew | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School Health Occupations certified nursing assistants had the opportunity to visit with Cox Air Care at Citizens Memorial Hospital recently.



R-1 board to elect officers Monday | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Following the election of one new board member earlier this month, the Bolivar R-1 Board of Education will meet Monday, April 16, to reorganize and elect board ...



MCE to host 8th hall of fame banquet  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The eighth annual Marion C. Early Hall of Fame Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the district's cafeteria-FEMA shelter and will feature a meal and a.



BHS students forge metal sign business | School  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School business management and agriculture students are working together to operate a new business, SentreCut Signs.



Daniel Ernest Hall | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

*Service*: 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Community Christian Church, Fort Scott, Kansas.



Governor to headline Celebration of Freedom | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar Rotary Club's 38th annual Celebration of Freedom, set for Wednesday, July 4, at Southwest Baptist University, will include a veterans' recognition ...



Team without a home: What happens next for Bolivar?  Springfield News-Leader

Bolivar will be left without a league when the Big 8, Central Ozark Conference and Ozark Conference debut new alignments in the fall of 2018.



CMH announces board changes | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Citizens Memorial Hospital recently announced the resignation of one board member and the appointment of a new board member.



Bolivar Ninja Warrior | Neighbors  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar native Madelynn McNeal went from watching her favorite show to competing on it this year. The 2014 Bolivar High School and recent Southwest Baptist ...



One pinwheel at a time | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Students from Bolivar High School and officers with the Bolivar Police Department are hoping to raise awareness of child abuse prevention, one pinwheel at a ...



Public Record for Nov. 7 | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS. The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in ...



'Excuse us while we sing to the sky'  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The thump of drums and a bass guitar rumbles up from the basement of a southside Bolivar home Monday afternoon.



Country Days returns to square Saturday | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

A favorite local tradition returns Saturday as Country Days 2018 hits the Bolivar square from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..



BHS health occupations students earn 100-percent pass rate  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School's health occupations class recently earned a 100-percent pass rate on the Missouri Certified Nurse Assistant exam. The class' high marks ...



Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson to Light Governor’s Mansion Christmas Trees on November 30  STL.News

Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Tours of Mansion Open to Public JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson ...



Parson to be Polk County's first governor | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar's own Lt. Gov. Mike Parson spent the past few days preparing to take the reins this week as Missouri's 57th governor — the first Polk Countian to ascend ...



Louis “Junior” F. Smith Jr. | Obituaries  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

*Service*: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Walnut Grove, with visitation preceding at 11 a.m..



Waters leads medical service project in Guatemala | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Mitchell Waters, formerly of Bolivar, is leading a team this summer for Project CURA (Creighton United in Relief and Assistance), a student-run organization at ...



Political peaks and Polk County roots | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Sitting in a small office in the back of Bolivar's Butler House, Teresa Parson chats comfortably with a longtime friend on the Thursday evening before her ...



Letter to the editor: Some good news | Opinion  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Seems like all the scum in the United States has decided to come to Polk County and do their skullduggery work, but they haven't considered our having an ...



Country dance at YMCA Saturday | Entertainment  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

A country dance featuring the Leftovers Country Band will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Roy Blunt YMCA of Bolivar.



BHS foreign language students bring home honors | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School foreign language students recently returned with several honors from the third annual Foreign Language Field Day hosted by Joplin High ...



Bolivar High School first semester honor roll | Neighbors  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The following students at Bolivar High School have been named to the first semester honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year.



BHS teacher receives MRTF grant | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School teacher Tania Driskill was one of nearly 100 educators awarded grants this year by the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation.



SBU names Turner as 25th president | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar's Southwest Baptist University is preparing for a new leader to take the helm as the university officially announced its pick for its 25th president today.



Bret Coleman  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

*Service*: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the funeral home. Bret Allen Coleman, 59, ...



Exodus to host dog show Oct. 20 | Faith/Family  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Exodus Ministry will host a dog show at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Bolivar First Assembly of God, 1320 S. Springfield Ave.



Hope on four wheels | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Area residents will gather together next week for a benefit aimed at bringing a little hope to two Bolivar kids.



Public Record for March 23 | Public Record  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CIVIL PETITIONS. The following civil cases have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court: Estate of George Earl Simmons, Bolivar, vs. Gloria F. McElmurry, Fair ...



BHS homecoming parade changes route | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Due to construction at First Baptist Church, Bolivar High School has changed the route for its homecoming parade Friday.



Bolivar High School welcomes new staff members | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The following staff members are new to Bolivar High School for the 2016-17 school year.



SBU Community Concert Series to present Mezzadri Oct. 19  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The SBU Community Concert Series will present the second concert in its inaugural season with Brazilian flutist Danilo Mezzadri at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, ...



Wedding: Miller wed to Roweton | Milestones  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Lindsey Miller and Levin Roweton were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at The Weston Red Barn Farm in Weston, with Cameron ...



Public Record for Nov. 16 | Public Record  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CRIMINAL CHARGES. The following new felony charges have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court: Thomas James Edward, born 1997, Hermitage; class D ...



Public Record for July 20 | Public Record  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS. The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in ...



News Note: Bolivar teen competes in Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen competition  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Twenty-seven Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen contestants, their pageant directors and families will travel to Mexico, Missouri, June 11 to kick off a week filled ...



From Belgium to Bolivar | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Sitting amid her schoolwork at Brian and Franka Hopwood's kitchen table in Bolivar — a translation app at the ready — 18-year-old Rotary youth exchange ...



Public Record for Oct. 26 | Public Record  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CRIMINAL CHARGES. The following new felony charges have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court: Clayton Ray Williams, born 1999, Bolivar; class D felony ...



Bolivar rejected by Ozark Conference | Sports  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar R-1's quest to find a new conference hit a snag Monday, Jan. 30, when officials were informed their application to join the Ozark Conference for the ...



Moms on the gridiron | Football Frenzy  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar football held its 3rd annual Mom's Practice Monday, July 25. Players invited their mothers to attend and partake in the team's practice that day, to see ...



Moving forward | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School patrons filed into the auditorium Wednesday, March 8, to get an update and offer input regarding the future of a school without a conference ...



SBU to award honorary doctorates to Roweton, Welch | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Ellen Rose Douglas Roweton of Bolivar and Thomas B. Welch '78 of Victoria, Minnesota, will receive honorary doctorates from Southwest Baptist University ...



R-1 culinary arts teams earn gold, bronze | School  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School's FCCLA Culinary Arts teams brought back some hardware Monday, Jan. 22, from competition in Lebanon. Earning a gold medal was the ...



CMH Lights of Remembrance 'Cheer-ity' event set for Nov. 14  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Citizens Memorial Hospice will hold its special Lights of Remembrance event from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Kerry and Synda Douglas ...



Spiking Gorilla | Volleyball  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School senior Hope White signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Pittsburg State University in Kansas Wednesday afternoon with her family ...



Capitol Perspectives: The shifting agenda of Missouri's GOP  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Like the national Republican Party, Missouri's GOP has flipped on what had been major GOP themes when I began as a Missouri statehouse reporter nearly four ...



The road to the governor's mansion | News  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

They say all roads lead to Rome. Polk County's Linda Bunch of The Marketing Bunch, a local advertising firm, knows the truth of this saying better than most.



Public Record for July 6  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS. The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in ...



'Freedom From Religion' group brags after 'proselytizer' barred from school  The Pathway

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has successfully gotten a “proselytizer” barred from a Missouri school district. The Winconsin-based atheist ...



Bolivar R-1 announces new teachers, staff | School  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

The following staff members are new to the Bolivar R-1 School District for the 2015-16 school year.



BHS 2017 Homecoming court | School  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School Homecoming Queen candidates were Reaghan Lesh, escorted by A.J. Lynn, Mackenzie Roberts, escorted by Will vanHoornbeek and ...



Public record for May 18 issue | Public Record  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS. The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in ...



Public record for May 25 | Public Record  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CIVIL PETITIONS. The following civil cases have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court: Amber Perry, Buffalo, Sean Wilkerson, Buffalo vs. Edna Weinmann ...



Public record for April 20 issue | Public Record  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS. The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in ...



Fly like an Eagle | Volleyball  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School senior Anna Wolf signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Central Methodist University in Fayette Thursday afternoon at the BHS ...



BHS cheerleaders headed across the pond for parade  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Bolivar High School varsity cheerleaders Lakyn Lee and Elizabeth Wooderson will join 650 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. to ...



Public Record for May 30 | Public Record  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS. The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in ...



Public record for Dec. 27 | Public Record  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS. The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in ...



Parent complains after Missouri district hires evangelist  Seattle Times

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri public school district won't invite an evangelist back as a motivational speaker after complaints he veered off-topic ...



Public record for May 16 | Public Record  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

CIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS. The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in ...



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