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Lamar’s Weatherman remembered

By RICHARD COOPER It was Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997. An overflow crowd of more than 60 persons crowded into one of the meeting rooms of Thiebaud Auditorium to witness the…

Assault sends deputy to hospital; Vernon County man moved to Most Wanted

Assault sends deputy to hospital; Vernon County man moved to Most Wanted

NEVADA-A warrant has been issued for a subject who assaulted a Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputy late Wednesday night. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, a felony arrest…

Thanks in part to Bob Arnold’s hard work, AOK to receive much needed bus

The Lamar Community Betterment met for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 11, at the Wolf Center in Lamar. The meeting was called to order by Elaine Davis, who passed…

Accident report

A one vehicle accident occured at 2:35 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, three miles east of Irwin on Hwy. C, when an eastbound 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, being driven by David…

Lodged corn may increase risk of disease

Lodged corn may increase risk of disease

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County scouted field south of Jasper for the crop scouting program on June 11. Wheat is in the soft…

Quality hay producers have until July 10 to submit entries for hay show

MT. VERNON-Entries are being accepted from now until July 10 for the Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show. The hay show gives farmers a great opportunity to enter their 2014 hay…

Wednesday Matinee at Plaza is huge success

Wednesday Matinee at Plaza is huge success

Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little As apparent by the many vehicles parked outside the Plaza Theatre, the Wednesday Matinee has proven to be a huge success this year, with the theatre open…

Grass height main topic at Greenfield City Council

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Greenfield City Council met Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m. Those present were council members Jack Pugh, Vicki Lollar, Kelly Mayfield, City…

School board approves summer building projects, hires new career & technical center director

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-In a specially called meeting, June 9, the Lamar R-I Board of Education filled four staff vacancies; among them was a new…

Courthouse to get new sidewalk in front of west entrance

LAMAR-The cracked and uneven sidewalk in front of the west entrance to the Barton County Courthouse will soon be replaced. The county commission opened two bids on the project, June…