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CDC optimistic about new business prospects

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The time is growing close for the awarding of federal grants to businesses that serve the public interest. One such business is Access Family…

Intervention deadline set for Empire District’s request to deviate from PSC rules

JEFFERSON CITY-The Empire District Electric Company has filed an application for a variance from certain requirements of the Missouri Public Service Commission’s Integrated Resource Planning Rule (IRP). The variance request…

Lamar Community Betterment backs co-chairs for food project

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat President Ron Hager welcomed those attending the Lamar Community Betterment meeting at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 8, at the Wolf Center. The minutes from…

Search is on for Century Farms in southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD-If your farm has been in your family since December 31, 1915, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, farms must meet the…

4th Annual Earth Day Celebration set for April 25

The 10th Street Community Farmers’ Market will observe its 4th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moore Pavilion, 10th and Poplar, in…

Give Ozarks fundraising to benefit food pantry in Lockwood

LOCKWOOD-The Lockwood Community Foundation is sponsoring the Lockwood Ministerial Food Pantry on Tuesday, May 5, for the online fundraising of Give Ozarks. Give Ozarks was designed by the Community Foundation…

Liberal’s memorable pioneer woman preacher

Liberal’s memorable pioneer woman preacher

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Rarely has the Barton County Historical Society experienced such a mesmerizing program as was presented at its April 12 quarterly meeting. The topic was…

Lamar Heights receives MoDOT refund, visits with CDC developer

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR HEIGHTS-Lamar Heights has received a refund of $5,250.61 from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) as its share of the interest earned on…

4-H teens present anti bullying books to Lamar school libraries

4-H teens present anti bullying books to Lamar school libraries

Barton County teens presented copies of Marshall The Miracle Dog to the Lamar Middle School and Lamar West Elementary libraries. The book is an excellent read and will carry an…

4-H teens continue with spring planting

4-H teens continue with spring planting

4-H members of the City Clovers 4-H Club took some time to fill flower beds at the Rick Mammen Memorial Sidewalk Project, located on the Historic Lamar Constitution Square. 4-H…