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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…

Mayor reviews incentive program with city employees

LAMAR-Mayor Kent Harris launched his Incentive and Rewards Program, July 1, in a 30-minute meeting with city employees. He reviewed the program that is designed to encourage employees to develop…

June was very warm and unofficially very wet

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-June was a consistently warm month throughout. On 25 dates, Lamar’s high temperature rose into the 80s and 90s, and six of those dates…

Barton County Chamber highlights AOK

Barton County Chamber highlights AOK

The famous quote by John F. Kennedy states it clearly, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” AOK (About Our Kids), Inc. has…

Golden Harvest Days observes 134th annual festival and celebration

GOLDEN CITY-The 134th Annual Golden Harvest Days Festival and Celebration is set for Saturday, July 11, through Saturday, July 18. The event will kick off at 7 a.m. on Saturday,…

Missouri Economic Development Council elects new officers and board

LAKE OZARK-The Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC) elected new leadership at its annual conference, June 10, at the Lake of the Ozarks. Chosen as president was Donna Brown of the…

Lamar women life flighted following accident

Lamar women life flighted following accident

A northbound 1997 Ford 7635 tractor being driven by 14-year-old Emma M Moore, Lamar, pulled into the path of a westbound 1999 Hyundai Elantra being driven by Wendy S Cameron,…

BCMH puts on health fair for Barton County Electric Cooperative

BCMH puts on health fair for Barton County Electric Cooperative

On June 18, a group of Barton County Memorial Hospital employees put on a health fair for 31 members of the Barton County Electric Cooperative. A lot of fun was…

BCMH Pet Therapy Department makes donation to local dog park

BCMH Pet Therapy Department makes donation to local dog park

A donation was made recently to the local dog park from Barton County Memorial Hospital’s Pet Therapy Department, The donation was from monies raised by the sale of the hospital’s…