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For the health of it: try a fresh pear this winter

SPRINGFIELD-Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, but many fruits are out of season during the winter months. What a delight it is…

The year 2014 in review

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat A heavy snow fell in January of 2014, creating a winter wonderland in which sledders could sled at the dam by the Lamar City Lake.…

BCHD signs contract to provide WIC for 2015

The Barton County Health Department has signed a contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide WIC for 2015. WIC is a USDA nutrition program for…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: Are you aware of the two great health facilities within your driving distance? If not, I would like to introduce you to Barton County Memorial Hospital and Truman…

Barton County Strength Club gives reasons to keep resolution

Barton County Strength Club gives reasons to keep resolution

Here are five reasons why Barton County Strength Club (BCSC) will help you keep your New Year’s resolution: 1. You are not alone! Step into BCSC and you’ve got friends…

Register now for quarterly chamber meeting

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly membership meeting on Thursday, Jan. 22, 11:45 a.m., at the Lamar Family Ministries Center. Lunch will be provided free of…

Senator Blunt visits Redneck Blinds

Senator Blunt visits Redneck Blinds

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper  U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, right, was in Lamar, December 29, as part of a five-day Open Press Tour before a new session of Congress begins. He was…

Commission opens bids for materials and services in 2015

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Barton County Commission opened bids, December 29, for materials and services which it will require during calendar year, 2015. In those categories where…

Heart shaped spud

Heart shaped spud

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper An Irish potato all shaped up for Valentine’s Day, but it was discovered by Lee Roy Voorhees in a commodities shipment to the Good Samaritan Shop just…

Winningham releases third book

Winningham releases third book

Barbara Winningham announces her newly released third book, “Chatter’s Nut House”, a book that was inspired by her first book, “My Kitty Dog”. “Chatter’s Nut House” tells the story of…