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Bridge construction continues

Bridge construction continues

                                              Photo for Lamar Democrat by Michael O’Sullivan…

Fugitive task force, most wanted; making a difference

Fugitive task force, most wanted; making a difference

NEVADA-Eleven more people are behind bars as a result of the Vernon County Fugitive Task Force. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, the felony warrants…

Barton County Memorial Hospital celebrates 65 years

Barton County Memorial Hospital celebrates 65 years

Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar will celebrate its 65th anniversary this year. In 1944, American Legion post members felt the need to erect a small monument to area men…

Governor visits El Dorado Springs to tout early childhood education

EL DORADO SPRINGS-Governor Jay Nixon visited the El Dorado Springs school district, August 12, to announce a new investment through Missouri Start Smart to expand access to quality early childhood…

Barton County of Yesteryear

Barton County of Yesteryear

Lamar woman tells of attending one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates Lamar woman Mary J. Vier was 92 years of age in 1935, and early in her long life she was…

Lamar Band Booster Club dunk tank schedule

The Lamar Band Booster Club will again be offering the community the chance to dunk their favorite “celebrity”! The band booster club is looking forward to this annual event at…

Register before August 21 for Master Gardener classes in Lamar and Greenfield

LAMAR-University of Missouri Extension’s Master Gardener program is an intensive 10-week horticulture course. Master Gardener classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 26 to September 25, with classes in…

Safety tips to ensure a good time at the Lamar Free Fair

By RONALD E. HAGER Lamar Chief of Police Another year has come and gone and it’s fair time in Lamar! The following are some concerns and safety tips that will…

Barton County designated Purple Heart county

Barton County designated Purple Heart county

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Three members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Springfield chapter, were in Lamar, August 11, to present the Barton County Commission with a plaque designating…

Lamar Middle School classes start in new facilities

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-”We are cutting it very close,” said Lamar R-I Superintendent Dr. Zach Harris, commenting on the readiness of the new buildings for classes, which…