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Edward Jones recognized by Forbes Magazine

In its first-ever ranking of best employers, Forbes magazine rated Edward Jones the highest-ranking financial-services firm out of the list of 500 companies spanning 27 industries in the magazine’s “America’s…

Join AOK for a summer of fun

Summer is right around the corner. What will your children be doing? About Our Kids, Inc. (AOK) invites the youth and families of Lamar and Barton County to join them…

Hall of Fame in the works for LHS R-I alumni

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The creation of a Lamar High School Hall of Fame is in the process of being formed. At first, the hall of fame is…

Heritage State Bank employees visit Rep. Kelley to discuss banking issues

Heritage State Bank employees visit Rep. Kelley to discuss banking issues

JEFFERSON CITY-Three employees with Heritage State Bank in Lamar recently visited Rep. Mike Kelley, R-Lamar, as part of the Missouri Bankers Association’s Target Banker program. Representing Heritage State Bank at…

Results of the survey of Lamar mayoral candidates

Results of the survey of Lamar mayoral candidates

On March 13, the Democrat mailed surveys to the two candidates for mayor of Lamar. The surveys contained five questions that have a bearing on the city’s future. A picture…

Free oil change offered to single moms and widows

Church for Imperfect People (CHIPs) is hosting its third annual free oil change for single moms and widows on Saturday morning of Easter weekend, April 4, at Fast Eddies Hot…

Beware of identity theft

By CHIEF RON HAGER Lamar Police Department With the Anthem security breach, the police department has been taking a higher than usual number of identity theft complaints lately. This information…

Youth begin spring cleaning at Lamar City Park

Youth begin spring cleaning at Lamar City Park

                    Spring cleaning began at the Lamar City Park as Noah Shaw, City Clovers 4-H Club president, is power washing, with…

Proposition 1 explained

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer In the forthcoming April 7 general municipal election, Barton County voters will be asked to approve Proposition 1, placed on the ballot by the…

Candidates visit senior center

Candidates visit senior center

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Tom Shields took his campaign for mayor of Lamar to the Lamar Senior Center, March 19. Here, he visited with Jack Thrasher and daughter Linda Ewers. Also…