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Become a Master Gardener

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Sharing is at the heart of the Master Gardener program. Gardening brings joy as you fill your world with growing things, says David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of…

Vandalism vs technology

Vandalism vs technology

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-A showdown is in the making. Vandals who persist on leaving graffiti on the bandstand in the northwest corner of the courthouse lawn, are…

One last round of questions about Missouri

Most of these questions will be considered trivia. Some are likely to be very difficult. However well or poorly you do, have fun. 1. What businessman, who founded a line…

Lamar Democrat to be delivered a day late

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Wednesday, July 29 saturation issue of the Lamar Democrat, that is scheduled to go to every household in Barton County and Lockwood, will…

What else do you know about Missouri?

Below are 10 more questions to test your knowledge about Missouri. These will be a bit more challenging than the previous 10 questions. If you get six or more correct,…

Barton County of Yesteryear – Harry Truman was a diligent worker as a U.S. senator

Throughout his presidency, Harry Truman established a reputation of working long hours in the Oval Office. That was the nature of the plain spoken man from Missouri. His work habits…

What do you know about Missouri?

Below are 10 questions to test your knowledge about Missouri. Some are ridiculously easy, a few may be challenging, and others are mere trivia. The answers can be found elsewhere…

Job growth across entire area in June

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Rates of unemployment don’t tell the whole story about the economy across southwest Missouri in June. Four of the five counties that the…

First Baptist Church VBS present final program

First Baptist Church VBS present final program

Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little First Baptist Church of Lamar held its vacation Bible school, “Journey Off the Map”, July 19-23. A worship rally was held Thursday, July 23, in the church’s…

Barton County Chamber highlights Antler Ridge

Barton County Chamber highlights Antler Ridge

Antler Ridge is the community’s local source for all hunting, fishing and archery related needs, but did you know that they also do repairs, sell used items and have an…