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Creating Livable Streets workshop could have widespread application

CARTHAGE-A workshop in Carthage, July 23, sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council, concentrated on beautifying communities through street rehabilitation and designing those streets for multiple use. Lamar and…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a 1982 Suzuki motorcycle being driven by James E Henshaw, 74, Liberal, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 160, one mile east of Mindenmines,…

Polymer-Wood Technologies pays another year’s taxes

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Barton County Collector/Treasurer Barba Parrish received a check from Polymer-Wood Technologies, July 24, completing the payment of taxes on the former O’Sullivan complex of…

Golden Harvest Days Baby Show winners

Golden Harvest Days Baby Show winners

The Golden Harvest Days Baby Show was held Saturday, July 18. The following are first through third place, boys and girls, in their respective age groups. 0-3 month baby girl:…

Golden Harvest Days Parade has many entries

Golden Harvest Days Parade has many entries

The Golden Harvest Days Parade was held Saturday, July 18, with 31 entries. Barton County Sheriff Mitch Shaw and his family, Amy and Gage, started off the parade down Main…

City of Lockwood to smoke test sewer lines

LOCKWOOD-The City of Lockwood will be smoke testing sewer lines on Monday, July 27 and will continue for approximately two weeks. The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, has no odor, white…

“Welcome to Lamar” monument remains in limbo

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-A proposed monument to be situated near McDonald’s on land owned by the state welcoming travelers to Lamar is facing an uphill struggle. It…

Is Lamar becoming a junky community?

Is Lamar becoming a junky community?

Lamar City Administrator Lynn Calton told the city council, July 20, there should be stricter enforcement of the city’s solid waste collection ordinance. The ordinance says solid waste should be…

Adriaunna Horton memorial run draws many participants

Adriaunna Horton memorial run draws many participants

The First Annual Adriaunna Horton Memorial 5K Run was held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, during the Golden Harvest Days festival and celebration. The race began at Hazel…

Benefit held for Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks

Benefit held for Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks

Photo courtesy of Sharon Wingert The Golden Harvest Days Breast Cancer Awareness Walk began in the East Park on Saturday morning, July 18. This is the fourth year that Kathy…