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Final meeting on GIS system set for March 26

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-After opening bids on a Geographical Information System (GIS) on March 9, the Barton County Commission met with city and county representatives a week…

Joplin Museum to host train show and swap meet

The Joplin Museum Complex will host a train show on Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Joplin Museum Complex, located at 7th and Schifferdecker Streets in…

Rural hospitals, beset by financial problems, struggle to survive

By GUY GUGLIOTTA MOUNT VERNON, Texas-Despite residents’ concerns and a continuing need for services, the 25-bed hospital that served this small East Texas town for more than 25 years closed…

The road to becoming BCSC

By ASHLEY AUGUSTA “New beginnings always start with an ending”, “the future is exciting”, “don’t be afraid of the unknown.” I love motivational quotes, but they can never truly embody…

Projects chosen for CB Project Book

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Community Betterment met at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 11, at the Wolf Building. President Ron Hager called the meeting to order, followed by…

Scam warning

By RON HAGER Lamar Police Chief A scam was received recently from a lady that reported she had received a call from 202-280-7565. The caller told her that she owed…

New resource are available for area seniors

The need for educated professionals able to cater to the unique health, social and financial needs of seniors grows as the Baby Boomers reach retirement age and improvements in healthcare…

BCMH Board votes to re-appoint physicians

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting on February 23 was called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener. Other members present were Tom Shaw and Jill Purinton. Also…

Facts concerning Barton County Memorial Hospital property tax levy

Voters will be going to the polls on April 7 and one of the decisions they must make is whether or not to raise Barton County Memorial Hospital’s property tax…

Due to decline in participation, Barton County Relay For Life will not take place

A letter has been sent to members of the community stating that due to the decline in participation, Relay For Life will not take place in Barton County in 2015.…