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Look for nitrogen deficiency in corn

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields near Arcola in Dade County and three miles south on Hwy. O, west of Lamar in Barton County on…

Give Ozarks deemed successful

LOCKWOOD-The Lockwood Community Foundation and Lockwood Ministerial Food Pantry had a very successful fundraiser during Give Ozarks. Give Ozarks was sponsored by the Springfield Community Foundation of the Ozarks and…

Banwart recognized by Barton County Strength Club

Banwart recognized by Barton County Strength Club

Kindhearted, determined, selfless, super woman…all these words describe one amazing lady, Liz Banwart. Liz was one of Barton County Strength Club’s first 10 members. She came to the group in…

Metropolitan National Bank raises funds for American Heart Association

Metropolitan National Bank raises funds for American Heart Association

In support of the American Heart Association, Metropolitan National Bank teammates raised funds to help the organization with their efforts to end the fight against heart disease. Metropolitan employee Mary…

Jeffries graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Nolan I. Jeffries graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in…

Budget Committee begins work on proposed deficit for 2015-16

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The city council’s Public Expenditures (budget) Committee held its first meeting, June 3, facing a proposed deficit of $158,340. When all city departments submitted…

Police Chief Ron Hager placed on administrative leave

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-A key figure in Lamar city government, Ron Hager, has been placed on administrative leave by the city. The action was taken at about…

Stronger Schools for a Stronger Lockwood to meet

LOCKWOOD-The Lockwood R-I School District is proposing a 60 cent increase in its operating levy on the August 4 ballot. On Tuesday, June 16, the Stronger Schools for a Stronger…

May was a soaker and catchup month

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-After six consecutive months of sub-normal precipitation, May was a catchup month. It didn’t catch up with all of the deficiency, but reduced it…

Commission must renew banking services for county offices

LAMAR-County Clerk Kristina Crockett has assembled the banking needs of county offices, and they have been incorporated in the solicitation of bids to provide banking services for those offices for…