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Individuals take advantage of walking where they are

Individuals take advantage of walking where they are

Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little The Lamar Change Club challenged business employees, senior center groups, school classes, friends, neighbors and families to take a break in the day on Thursday, Sept. 25,…

Job numbers surge in Vernon County, decline in rest of area

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-August was a good month for Vernon County. Despite a small increase in its labor force, the addition of 117 new jobs sent…

Safety tips for the autumn season

Autumn is a time to admire the colorful leaves of the season. Take advantage of the display because they will soon be on the ground. However, it is also the…

Lockwood firefighters recognized for years of service

LOCKWOOD-The Lockwood firefighters recognized 15 of their own on Saturday, Sept. 20, on the main stage during September Days. These volunteer firefighters, having served 15 years or more with the…

Watch for deer!

Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active this time of year and to please be especially vigilant during evening and…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a southbound 2006 Chevrolet truck being driven by James A. Schilling, 50, Lockwood, was traveling on MO 13, one mile south of…

“How to Write a Successful Business Plan” workshop

STOCKTON-University of Missouri Extension, Cedar County Library and the MSSU Small Business Technology Development Center are working together to put on a workshop discussing “How to Write a Successful Business…

Fall fertility in cool season pastures

LAMAR-The optimum application window for fall nitrogen in fescue pastures starts around August 1 and responses to fall-applied nitrogen decreases incrementally after September 1. In southwest Missouri mid to late-August…

Dairy margin-protection meetings will explain new farm bill safety net

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Dairy producers must decide how much safety net they need and then sign up for the 2014 farm bill program before November 28. Producers can learn the options in…

Body found in Stockton Lake identified

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a body was located and recovered on Stockton Lake, near the Highway H and Highway Y intersection, in Dade County. The body…