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Missouri FFA Convention to be held in Columbia April 16-17

JEFFERSON CITY-FFA members from across the state will meet in Columbia on April 16 – 17, at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention to honor fellow members for outstanding achievements, conduct…

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler visits BCMH

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler visits BCMH

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler met with administration and staff of Barton County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) on the morning of April 6, following a guided tour of…

When it comes to scams, use common sense

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It has been brought to our attention that certain area residents have been receiving calls from those claiming to be with the IRS, informing the…

Change in IRA rollover rule could lead to penalties

By CHRISTOPHER A. RUNION, CPA If you’re planning to roll all or part of your IRA into a different IRA this year, you’ll only get one chance. Previously you could…

March continues stinginess of precipitation

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-There were 12 dates in March that measurable precipitaion fell at the official weather station in Barton County. That would suggest an abundance of…

Whittle appointed to hospital board

LAMAR-The Barton County Commission has appointed Susan Whittle of Golden City to the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board. She replaces Mike Buchanan, who has resigned his seat on the board.…

Hartzler tours hospital on eve of critical election

Hartzler tours hospital on eve of critical election

LAMAR-Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler toured Barton County Memorial Hospital, Monday morning, and met with administration and staff afterward. She was escorted by hospital CEO Wendy Duvall, who told her…

Rural and urban communities join together at Rotary event

Rural and urban communities join together at Rotary event

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Members of the rural and urban communities of Barton County joined the Lamar Rotary Club on Tuesday, March 31, at the Lamar United Methodist Church…

Aphids and powdery mildew scouted in wheat fields

LAMAR-Wheat is nearing joint stage and is 10 to 12 inches tall in most area fields. This is according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, who…

St. Mary’s Catholic Church holds successful fish fry

St. Mary’s Catholic Church holds successful fish fry

              Melody Metzger/Lamar Democrat A large crowd gathered for St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s annual fish fry held Friday, March 27, at Memorial Hall in…