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Barr awarded for exceptional achievement in building client relationships

Pat Barr of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Barton County recently won the firm’s Jim McKenzie Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. “It’s truly an…

Independence Day, 2015

Independence Day, 2015

By LARRY D. ROSS (Editor’s note: Larry D. Ross of Clever is a 1963 graduate of Lamar High School. He submitted the following story, as well as the beautiful fireworks…

30th annual collectors show set for July 18

The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will sponsor the 30th Annual Summer Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia and Collectibles show to be held Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,…

Accident reports

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a Sheldon woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July 4, on Route EE, two miles north of…

Fire prevention starts at hay baling

MT. VERNON-Almost every year someone loses a barn from fire caused by damp hay that spontaneously combusts according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “So…

Filling Hager’s positions to take time

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-With the departure of Ron Hager from Lamar city government, Mayor Kent Harris and the city council are faced with filling a number of…

KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations to lower fuel adjustment charge

JEFFERSON CITY-KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to lower the fuel adjustment charge on the bills of its electric customers.…

Empire District to increase operating costs by approximately $17.1 million

JEFFERSON CITY-Empire District Electric Company will increase annual operating revenues by approximately $17.1 million. The Missouri Public Service Commission announced the increase, June 25. Empire had filed the request 11…

LBT tabbed again by commission for banking services

LAMAR-Only Lamar Bank & Trust submitted a bid to handle all banking needs for the Barton County Commission for the next three years. Officially known as a depository agreement, this…

Major cuts from adopted city budget

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-When the Public Expenditures (budget) Committee held its first meeting, June 3, it quickly realized it had a difficult task ahead. The preliminary budget…