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Suspicious activity leads to three taken into custody

On Monday, Oct. 6, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Barton County Sheriff deputies went to a residence located at the Prairie Plains apartment complex in Lamar, after receiving information of drug…

Issues on November 4 ballot

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer There are only two contested races that will appear on the November 4 ballot in Barton County. One is a statewide contest that pits…

Barton County 4-H participates in Relay for Life

Barton County 4-H participates in Relay for Life

Relay for Life in Barton County was held Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Lamar City Park. The event was opened with a welcome from ACS Director Amanda Johnson, followed by…

New food pantry opens in Lockwood

New food pantry opens in Lockwood

On Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2:30 p.m., a Rite of Dedication took place for the new food pantry at the Immanuel Lutheran Church parking lot facing 160 in Lockwood. Pastor…

October Yard of the Month

October Yard of the Month

Photos for Lamar Democrat courtesy of Diana Hopkins The Barton County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the Yard of the Month for October belongs to Brian and Camma Griffith…

Johnsongrass, a pest with multiple weapons

Currently, Johnsongrass is the only grass listed on the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s noxious weeds list. This perennial grass can reach over six feet in height, is found throughout the…

Tin horns are subject at Dade County Commission meeting

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met Monday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. Those present were Randy Daniel, Dallas Maxwell, David Rusch and Melinda Wright. Contractor Dan…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: On October 1, Proposed Amendment No. 3 printed in the Nevada paper. I advise everyone to read this, as I understand only part of the Amendment No. 3…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: I noticed in a local paper where there are other people who are not afraid to express their opinion about term limits. The country would be better served…

Where does Barton County fit in with cost of living index?

Nearly everyone is familiar with the expression, “Compare apples to apples.” When delving into cost of living statistics released by MERIC, the research division of the Missouri Department of Economic…