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Deadly accident south of Lamar takes two lives

A three vehicle accident on I-49 five miles south of Lamar at what is locally known as Poundstone Bottoms took two lives just before midnight, January 6. A southbound tractor/trailer…

Golden City gets grant for new sidewalks

GOLDEN CITY-The board of aldermen of Golden City learned at its meeting of January 5 that it has qualified for a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2001 GMC truck was being driven on private property by David L Bower, 61, Jasper, when he suffered a medical emergency…

Alleged meth lab investigated by sheriff’s office

The Barton County Sheriff’s office received information around 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, that there was an alleged methamphetamine lab at a trailer home located at Angel Estates.…

New advisory board looks to future at Metropolitan National Bank

SPRINGFIELD-Reflective of its continuing strive for excellence in enterprise, Metropolitan National Bank announces the appointment of its newest member to the Metropolitan National Bank Next Professional Advisory Board, Matthew Davidson.…

Getting ready for calving season

MT. VERNON-As 2014 ends, cow calf producers in the Ozarks are thinking about the approaching calving season. University of Missouri Extension livestock specialists believe 60 to 65 percent of this…

Take care to get quality soil samples from farm fields

LAMAR-Obtaining a quality soil sample is vital for receiving accurate nutrient recommendations for a field. “In a 20 acre field, there is about 40 million pounds of soil. Of those…

2014 slightly below average in temperature, but dry

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The year just passed was dry; the precipitation figures from the National Weather Service prove it. However, it could have been much worse if…

December was gloomy with below average precipitation

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-December registered measurable precipitation on 13 dates, but the amounts were so miniscule that when all are added together, it was still well below…

Private Pesticide Applicator Training scheduled in Barton County

“Private Pesticide Applicator Training” will be held in Lamar on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. The training will be held at the Wolf Center located at 801 E 12th.…