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Utility pole snaps – interrupting electrical service

Utility pole snaps – interrupting electrical service

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper A tractor trailer rig turned too sharply at the Sonic Drive-in entrance about 7:30, Friday morning, snapping a utility pole and interrupting electrical service to the area…

School board elections spark interest around area

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer This is the year that two seats become vacant on Missouri boards of education. There have already been filings in five of the seven…

First municipal filings for the April 7, 2015 election

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer The filing period for offices to be filled in the April 7, 2015 municipal election has barely opened, but there are already a few…

Borghardt shoots her first deer

Borghardt shoots her first deer

Kerri Borghardt, seven year old daughter of Scott and Rebekah Borghardt, Lamar, bagged her first kill, a doe, on November 24. Kerri, a first grader at Liberal Elementary School, was…

Christmas displays light up the town

Christmas displays light up the town

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Community Betterment group would like to recognize all those who participated in the 2014 Christmas Lighting Contest and thank them for displaying their…

Hackney awarded OATS SW Missour Driver of the Year

By DORRIS MAYFIELD Happy holiday season and happy new year! OATS transportation service wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to the Barton and Dade communities for their steadfast patronage…

Farm estate and succession planning program scheduled

Barton County MU Extension will hold a Farm Estate and Succession Planning program at the First Baptist Church in Lamar, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 15…

Demise of Gilkey building and nearby structures

Demise of Gilkey building and nearby structures

Lamar Democrat photos/Richard Cooper Monday, Nov. 24, 3:34 p.m. – Major changes coming to the northeast corner of the Lamar square. Vilela Demolition of Pittsburg, Kan. begins removal of buildings…

City council receives audit report for fiscal 2013-14

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Lamar City Council received a preliminary report on its annual audit at its meeting of November 17. The full report was presented to…

Ten easy, cheap ways to save on heat bills

  COLUMBIA-Ten easy, cheap tips from University of Missouri Extension housing and design specialist Michael Goldschmidt will chill your budget-busting bills this winter. 1. Seal cracks around your windows and…

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