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Commission purchases new 911 equipment

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Barton County Commission opened bids on new 911 equipment, June 2, listened to technical advice on the nature of the three bids,…

Pedestrian killed when struck by vehicle

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, 17 year old Cody W Scheetz, Lamar, was attempting to cross I-49 at 11:02 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, one mile north…

Reed girls to hold book signing

Reed girls to hold book signing

The Georgia Reed girls are back in town and just in time for Father’s Day! Olivia and Chloe Reed will hold their second annual book signing of Grandpa Ben’s book,…

McCullough presented with Liberal Civic Group scholarship

LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group met Tuesday, May 20, in the Barton Community Room. President Mary Toney called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Eleven members were present. Toney…

Budget Committee tackles 2014-15 city budget

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The various department heads have submitted their proposed 2014-15 budgets to City Administrator Lynn Calton. City Clerk Traci Cox has combined them into…

Lamar Police Dept. report

 The following calls were made by Lamar Police Department: * Officers were dispatched May 5 to Murphy Oil located in the Walmart parking lot. There had been a vehicle collision…

Metropolitan National Bank teammates wear jeans to raise $340 for good cause

Metropolitan National Bank teammates wear jeans to raise $340 for good cause

Metropolitan National Bank teammates recently wore jeans for a good cause, donating $340 to the local Search and Rescue Team, funded through the Lamar Community Betterment Council. Teammates raised the…

Test your grain marketing skill without fear of failure!

By MARK JENNER   Ag Business Extension Specialist   Ag Market values in farming don’t stay the same for very long. Farm prices are like Missouri weather. We don’t have…

Four State Farm Show set for July 18-20

For 39 years, the Four State Farm Show has brought agricultural producers and agribusinesses together and the 40th Show aims to do it again. Those interested in agricultural technology and…

Long-neck seed bugs beneficial in strawberries

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, has seen several long-neck seed bugs in many strawberry patches during the late spring. “Long-necked seed bugs are a beneficial insect…