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Misperceptions keep kids from getting lifesaving treatment for tickborne diseases

Kids are five times more likely than adults to die from tickborne diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Doctors often avoid prescribing doxycycline, the most effective RMSF treatment, for…

Among area counties, only Jasper County adds jobs in February

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Jasper County‚Äôs job numbers expanded by 474 in February, but as 630 more job seekers joined the labor force, the unemployment rate inched…

BCMH makes case from Proposition 1 in Liberal forum

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LIBERAL-About 20 Liberal area residents, plus three members of the board of trustees of Barton County Memorial Hospital (BCMH), attended an informational forum, March…

Representative gives demonstration on GIS

Representative gives demonstration on GIS

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Representatives from potential digital mapping users in Barton County met, March 26, in Thiebaud Auditorium for a demonstration by Intrinsicorp of Kirbyville, one of the bidders to…

Kent Harris, candidate for Lamar mayor, visits senior center

Kent Harris, candidate for Lamar mayor, visits senior center

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Mayoral candidate Kent Harris chatted with George Sheat, left, and Robert Stump, right, during a recent visit to the Lamar Senior Center. Neither Sheat nor Stump is…

Roof work to be completed on Collins Building

GREENFIELD-The Greenfield City Council meeting was called to order on February 17, by Mayor Evans, with those present repeating the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken and those attending…

Plat books are main topic of Dade County Commission

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County Reporter GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission was called to order at 9 a.m., on March 16, by Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel. Also present were Eastern Commissioner…

Great River & Associates rep meets to discuss bridges

GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the March 9 Dade County Commission meeting to order at 9 a.m. Also present were Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch and County…

Spring cleanup dates announced

Lamar city crews will begin spring cleanup the week after the city-wide yard sale, scheduled for April 24 and 25. Items will be picked up at the curbside and should…

Edward Jones recognized by Forbes Magazine

In its first-ever ranking of best employers, Forbes magazine rated Edward Jones the highest-ranking financial-services firm out of the list of 500 companies spanning 27 industries in the magazine’s “America’s…