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MU Extension to assist with Farm Bill

Anyone needing assistance with the Farm Bill decision aid should contact Barton County Extension at 417-682-3579 to set an appointment at either of the Barton or Dade County Extension offices.…

Collectors show schedule for 2015 announced by In God We Trust LLC

MINDENMINES-Dave Sorrick of In God We Trust LLC has announced the dates and locations of the Original Collectors Show for 2015. The multi-hobby collectors event will make stops in Parsons,…

Public Service Commission reduces Relay Missouri surcharge

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has reduced the surcharge that telephone users pay to fund Relay Missouri, a statewide dual-party telephone relay service for the deaf, hearing impaired, and…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, John M Strong, 59, Lamar, was taken to Barton County Memorial Hospital after he received moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident…

Median household income – national, state, and county

The median household income for the United States in 2011 was $50,502. This was according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Estimates Branch. However, its name is an indicator…

The importance of soil sampling

Obtaining a quality soil sample is vital for receiving accurate nutrient recommendations for your field. In a 20 acre field, there are approximately 40 million pounds of soil. Of those…

National TV raffle winners

National TV raffle winners

Jane Clark, center, won the giant teddy bear and wagon full of toys that were raffled off by National TV in Lamar. Danny McMillin, center, was the lucky winner of…

Compton wins $500 Barton County Cash

Compton wins $500 Barton County Cash

Jack Compton was the $500 Barton County Cash winner of the Barton County Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 “Shop Where Your Heart Is”. Compton and dozens of other Barton County residents…

Noll recognized for donating 25 gallons

Noll recognized for donating 25 gallons

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Donald Noll was recognized at the American Red Cross Blood Drive held Monday, Dec. 22, for donating a total of 25 gallons of blood over the years.…

It’s going to be hard to top this 12 Days of Christmas

It’s going to be hard to top this 12 Days of Christmas

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Little did Gary Stevens know what he was in for when he began the 12 Days of Christmas with a note posted to his wife,…