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Five-year campaign for Cottey College surpasses goal by $5 million

NEVADA-Cottey College officials have announced that Cottey has successfully concluded its five-year comprehensive campaign, “A Defining Moment: The Campaign for Cottey College”, with a bang. College staff, along with thousands…

February was cold, cold, cold, moisture was short

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-February picked up where January left off and continued one of the most severe winters seen for several years in many parts…

Thefts occur in southwest Barton County

On Saturday, March 1, at approximately 3 a.m., deputies from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Rick Morgan farm in southwest Barton County on a report of a…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a single vehicle accident occurred Monday, March 3, at 8 p.m., one mile north of Oakton on J Hwy., when a southbound…

Deputy struck by car, shots fired during pursuit

Deputy struck by car, shots fired during pursuit

NEVADA-Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher announced early Monday, March 3, that an investigation involving a pursuit with Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies that led to shots being fired early Saturday morning,…

Join Arbor Day Foundation and receive free trees

Join Arbor Day Foundation and receive free trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free…

Common Core State Standards excoriated in Lamar meeting

Common Core State Standards excoriated in Lamar meeting

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-An education reform movement known as Common Core State Standards was the center of attention and critical review at a meeting, Thursday…

Extension celebrates 100 years

Extension celebrates 100 years

By BEN BUNTON Lamar Democrat   The Barton County Extension Council Annual Meeting took place on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Lamar First Baptist Church. The swearing in of new…

First filings for August 5 primary

The filing period for the August 5 primary opened February 25 and will close at 5 p.m., March 25. The first day saw five incumbents, all Republicans, file for their…

Independent Diesel Services coming to the area

Independent Diesel Services coming to the area

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Soon to be the home of Independent Diesel Services, just south of Longhorn Produce in Lamar Heights. The metal building out of which the business will operate…