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May was a soaker and catchup month

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-After six consecutive months of sub-normal precipitation, May was a catchup month. It didn’t catch up with all of the deficiency, but reduced it…

Commission must renew banking services for county offices

LAMAR-County Clerk Kristina Crockett has assembled the banking needs of county offices, and they have been incorporated in the solicitation of bids to provide banking services for those offices for…

Structure fire determined to be set intentionally

Structure fire determined to be set intentionally

JASPER-The Jasper Police Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 451 W. Grand Ave. in Jasper, at 5:44 a.m. on Thursday, May 28. The Jasper Fire Department and the…

Many gather for Golden City Metropolitan National Bank grand opening

Many gather for Golden City Metropolitan National Bank grand opening

Melissa Little/Lamar Democrat A good crowd was on hand Friday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to join in celebrating the grand opening of Metropolitan National Bank at…

Barton and surrounding counties add jobs in April

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-In April, more persons were searching for jobs in Barton and the surrounding four Missouri counties, and more were finding them. Barton County…

Missouri Department of Conservation holds open house

Missouri Department of Conservation holds open house

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) held an open house, May 28, in Veterans Memorial Hall to gain citizen input on conservation needs in Barton County. Seven…

Nineteen days with “Little Guy”

Nineteen days with “Little Guy”

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer We didn’t give him a name, just a casual reference when we checked on his well being. “Little Guy” was one reference, “Little One”…

BCMH activity levels are slightly higher in comparison to last year

Karen Wegener, chairperson, called the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting to order on May 26. Others present were Tom Shaw, Mike Vaughan, Susan Whittle and Jill Purinton.…

Commission awards contract for one bridge, rejects bids on another

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Barton County Commission opened bids on May 26 for two replacement bridges as part of the Bridge Replacement Off Road System, commonly known…

Barton County Sheriff’s Dept. report

The following calls were made by the Barton County Sheriff’s Department: Deputies were called to Golden City on April 13, for a disturbance in progress. Upon arrival deputies found John…