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MU Extension to assist with understanding Affordable Care Act

University of Missouri Extension will reach out to local communities to help families, individuals and businesses understand their options and responsibilities under the new Affordable Care Act. Do you have…

Good Samaritan Shop to be awarded $5,000 grant from Ozarks Food Harvest

SPRINGFIELD- The Good Samaritan Shop will be presented with a $5,000 gift from Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank, thanks to a grant OFH received from the Walmart Foundation…

BCMH to participate in national pilot project to improve care

Barton County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) will participate in a national pilot project for small rural hospitals focusing on transfers from the emergency department. The project is supported by Primaris and…

Lamar residents evacuated after natural gas leak discovered

A 12 inch natural gas line ruptured in the area of 21st and KK Highway, on the south end of Lamar, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday. Authorities arrived in the…

Roads causing problems for Lockwood school bus drivers

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met Monday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell and Western…

Only Vernon County adds jobs in August in area Missouri counties

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-Vernon County was the only county among the five comprised of Barton and the four surrounding Missouri counties that added jobs in…

Engineering firm visits commission about bridge replacement

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Two representatives from Great River Associates of Springfield, the engineering firm responsible for the design of a bridge replacement on Northwest 100th Road,…

Area girls participate in Black Walnut Festival

Area girls participate in Black Walnut Festival

STOCKTON-The Black Walnut Festival held its queen coronation Saturday night, Sept. 28. The winner was Miss Osceola. Area contestants included Miss Lamar, Kenna Roland, and Miss Lockwood, Kathryn C. Kuhn.…

Local Republican leader attends event to prepare for 2014 elections

Local Republican leader attends event to prepare for 2014 elections

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A local resident joined more than 1,275 other Republican women leaders from across the nation September 19-22, at the National Federation of Republican Women’s 37th biennial convention,…

Fatality accident occurs northwest of Lockwood

A fatality accident occurred according to the Missouri Highway Patrol when an eastbound 2000 Ford Explorer being driven by Dale L Burnett, 67, Lockwood, was making a turn and crossed…