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Cookbook entries being sought

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Work is again underway for the Lamar Democrat holiday cookbook, to be published Wednesday, Nov. 26. While this may be too late for those Thanksgiving…

November is American Diabetes Month

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL Registered Dietitian Barton County Memorial Hospital November is American Diabetes Month! Use these tips for ideas to move more and make healthy food choices and help prevent…

ACCESS Family Care looking at locating in Lamar

LAMAR-A company based in Neosho known as ACCESS Family Care has applied for a grant to open a facility in Lamar. CEO Don McBride describes ACCESS as a medical facility…

Work to begin on new bridge on Southwest 90th Road

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Following a pre-construction conference with the Barton County Commission, October 14, a notice to proceed was issued for construction of a new replacement bridge…

Major damage occurs due to fire

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 402 Truman on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The structure is owned by Bob Jeffries, who reported the…

Jeffries completes insurance training

Whitney Jeffries of Lamar Insurance Center, Inc. recently completed insurance training and received continuing education credits awarded by the Missouri Department of Insurance. The annual regional meeting, hosted by Barton…

Hartgrave makes Barton County Strength Club spotlight

Barton County Strength Club (BCSC) would like to spotlight one of its most inspirational members in their fitness family, Bryan Hartgrave, who they feel has drive, motivation and determination like…

Letter to Editor

Dear Editor Barton County taxpayers – when you arrive at the polls on November 4 you’ll be asked to make a decision concerning Amendment 3. Several components of Amendment 3…

Historical Society given verbal guided tour of courthouse and grounds

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The quarterly meeting of the Barton County Historical Society, October 12, was a verbal guided tour of the Barton County Courthouse and the spacious…

PSC approves increase in MGE infrastructure surcharge

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request from Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) to increase the infrastructure system replacement surcharge on the bills of its natural gas customers.…