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Business Expo draws crowd despite chilly conditions

Business Expo draws crowd despite chilly conditions

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper The annual Business Expo, held in Memorial Hall on Friday, drew a slightly larger number of visitors this year than last, but was hampered by cold weather…

Barton County Commission attends annual training session

COLUMBIA-Commissioners from all 114 Missouri counties met at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, February 11-13, for the annual training session, which is required by law. The County Commissioners Association of…

Storm spotters attend class

Storm spotters attend class

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper The most severe thunderstorm prone months of April and May are closer than most people realize. The National Weather Service (NWS) started storm spotter classes, February 19,…

Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association to sponsor show

The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will sponsor the 23rd Annual Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorial and Collectibles Show at the Carthage Memorial Hall, located at 407 S. Garrison (Hwy.…

Accident report

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a single vehicle accident at 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, two miles northwest of Nashville on Hwy. 126. The reported stated that a…

BCHD employees show support of National Go Red Day

BCHD employees show support of National Go Red Day

Employees at Barton County Health Department recently showed their support of National Go Red Day on Friday, Feb. 6. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is a national…

Automatic electric meter reading system likely to begin in April

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-After a third session of questions and answers from Phil Carroll of Finley Engineering, the Lamar City Council has decided to begin phasing in…

Edward Jones ranks as No. 1 financial-services firm by workplace review site

Financial-services firm Edward Jones was ranked No. 1 on the People’s Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services list by the workplace review web site, Great Rated!, according to Pat…

Missouri State Highway Patrol seeks trooper applicants

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing…

Accident report

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a two vehicle occurred at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, two miles west of Golden City on M126. The report stated that…