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Missouri economic report

JEFFERSON CITY (MERIC)-Missouri’s unemployment in May was 5.8 percent, compared to the United State’s unemployment rate of 5.5 percent. According to advance estimates, Missouri’s gross domestic product (GDP) totaled over…

Route 66 Collectors Show to return

JOPLIN-The Route 66 Collectors Show: Coins, Stamps and Sports Cards hobby event will return for the sixth consecutive year later this year. The free admission show will be held at…

Missouri State Fair begins August 13 at Sedalia

By WILLIS STRONG The 2015 Missouri State Fair the 114th fair begins Thursday, Aug. 13, at Sedalia. Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe has announced the theme for the 2015…

Prairie Days is main topic at Liberal Area Civic Group

The Liberal Area Civic Group held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 14, in the Barton Mutual Community Room. President Mary Toney called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.,…

Liberal man killed in vehicle-train crash

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a Liberal man was killed when the eastbound 1999 Buick Park Avenue that he was driving struck a northbound train at 11:03…

Cache of stolen goods removed from Golden City residence

Cache of stolen goods removed from Golden City residence

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper A search warrant served on a Golden City residence, 603 Mill, July 26, netted the Barton County Sheriff’s Department a monstrous amount of ill-gotten equipment, tools, and…

Thirty-one year career closes at Health Department

Thirty-one year career closes at Health Department

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-”I have made friends at all places I have worked,” says Linda Talbott, retiring administrator of the Barton County Health Department. Those places include…

Moyer receives $1,000 scholarship at Angus show

Moyer receives $1,000 scholarship at Angus show

Hannah Moyer, Lamar, was one of several junior members that received a $1,000 scholarship at the 2015 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 17 in Tulsa, Okla. She…

Missouri Junior Angus members place first

Missouri Junior Angus members place first

Missouri Junior Angus members won first place in the senior division of team sales at the 2015 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 17 in Tulsa, Okla. Pictured…

Making every leaf count

Would you like to explore new avenues in finding, documenting and citing sources in your family history research? Do you need a new method for organizing and storing genealogical materials…