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The road to the Olympics now starts in Lamar!

The road to the Olympics now starts in Lamar!

Barton County Strength Club is officially affiliated with the International Olympic Committee and is a Team USA gym! This has been a long process, but Lamar is now officially a…

Barton County Sheriff and Golden City reach law enforcement agreement

A tentative agreement between Golden City and the Barton County Sheriff’s Department for 30 hours weekly of law enforcement services was reached, June 29, at the regular meeting of the…

Proposed sign welcomes those to Lamar

Proposed sign welcomes those to Lamar

Courtesy Lamar Community Betterment An artist’s rendering of the monument planned for the intersection of U.S. 160 and Interstate 49. Carthage artist Lowell Davis’ folksy “Howdy from Lamar” will be…

Accident report

A Golden City woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, June 27, on Route KK, eight mile east of Jasper in Jasper County, according to the…

Officers respond to call, met with gunfire

Officers from the Lamar Police Department and the Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to 601 E. 19th St. on June 27, on a check the well being call. During the…

Area counties in competition for state/USDA economic program

Area counties in competition for state/USDA economic program

Representatives of Barton, Cedar and Vernon counties met with USDA and University of Missouri Extension representatives at the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June 23, to discuss…

Resolution adopted for BCMH to retain Patient Focus

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees met June 22, with Chairperson Karen Wegener calling the meeting to order. Other members present were Tom Shaw, Mike Vaughan, Susan Whittle…

Lamar Democrat website is making changes

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat As many already know our Lamar Democrat website is in the midst of a major transformation. As of right now, the website is open to…

Barton County Sheriff’s Dept. warns of scam

Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw wants the community to be aware of a phone scam that has been impacting the state of Missouri. Shaw received an email from Livingston County…

City council considers “Welcome” sign, approves utility bad debts

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-A Community Betterment project that has been in the planning stages for five years of more, moved closer to reality during the June 22…