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Wheat in the jointing stage becomes sensitive to freeze damage at 26-27 degrees Fahrenheit. Wheat prior to jointing is not likely to be affected by frost or freeze according to…

Lamar Democrat has ribbon cutting

Lamar Democrat has ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting was held April 17 by the Barton County Chamber of Commerce at the Lamar Democrat’s new location, 100 E. 11th St.…

CDC takes note of increased business activity

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-In its monthly meeting, Thursday morning, the board of directors of the Barton County Community Development Corporation (CDC) took note of increased activity…

Electric utilities serving area file required renewable energy compliance reports

JEFFERSON CITY-Pursuant to a Missouri Public Service Commission rule, KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) and Empire District Electric Company have filed compliance reports with the commission. GMO filed compliance…

Barton County Sheriff’s Office to crack down on drunk drivers

With prom and graduation season here, Missouri law enforcement want to make sure Missouri youth are celebrating safe and sober. The Barton County Sheriff’s Office will join other Missouri law…

Grant awarded to raze Gilkey building, but . . .

Grant awarded to raze Gilkey building, but . . .

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The city of Lamar has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant, emergency situation, to raze four buildings occupying the corner environs of…

Narcotics, firearms seized following search warrant

On Friday, April 11, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office and the Jasper County Drug Task Force served a search warrant in the 1200…

Dr. Carroll honored for 60 years of Rotary service

Dr. Carroll honored for 60 years of Rotary service

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   Last week Brian Brewer stopped by the Democrat to see if someone could cover Rotary the following week as Dr. Thomas Carroll was…

First Street overpass project to begin week of April 21

LAMAR-Work is scheduled to begin the week of April 21 to build an overpass across I-49/U.S. 71, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Work crews of the prime…

Lamar Police Dept. report

The following calls were made by the Lamar Police Department:   * A theft was reported to have occurred April 8 in the area south of the lagoon, in the…

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