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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…

Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act

By JUDY CARVER Barton County Memorial Hospital As you may be aware, 29 million Americans have diabetes. More than eight million of those individuals have undiagnosed diabetes. Another 86 million…

The road to the Olympics now starts in Lamar!

The road to the Olympics now starts in Lamar!

Barton County Strength Club is officially affiliated with the International Olympic Committee and is a Team USA gym! This has been a long process, but Lamar is now officially a…

Barton County Sheriff and Golden City reach law enforcement agreement

A tentative agreement between Golden City and the Barton County Sheriff’s Department for 30 hours weekly of law enforcement services was reached, June 29, at the regular meeting of the…