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Come see the memorials in Washington, D.C.

SPRINGFIELD-Honor Flight of the Ozarks is looking for veterans who were in the service during the time of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era. These veterans…

Hartgraves recognized by Barton County Strength Club

Hartgraves recognized by Barton County Strength Club

Three months ago, on September 13, Bryan and Jill Hartgrave joined the Barton County Strength Club (BCSC) tired, having health issues and very overweight. Through their workouts, trainers Jeremy and…

Miss Merry Christmas Royalty float participants

Miss Merry Christmas Royalty float participants

Miss Merry Christmas Royalty float participants wait in the Moore Pavilion for the Lamar Christmas Parade to begin on December 11. Pictured, left to right, beginning on the far left…

City Clovers 4-H members lead off Christmas parade

City Clovers 4-H members lead off Christmas parade

Members of the City Clovers 4-H Club represented Barton County 4-H as the color guard that led the 2014 Lamar Christmas Parade. Pictured, left to right, are Lexi Phipps, Ryan…

VFW Post 3691 and Ladies Auxiliary contest winners

VFW Post 3691 and Ladies Auxiliary contest winners

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Sunday, Dec. 14, was awards day at Post 3691 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Winners of the VFW’s Voice of Democracy essay contest were honored. The…

Miss Merry Christmas Pageant winners

Miss Merry Christmas Pageant winners

Photos for the Lamar Democrat by Jon Brisbin Miss Merry Christmas Jensen Worsley was crowned by 2013 Miss Merry Christmas Kenna Roland. Junior Miss Merry Christmas Mary Bean (center), with…

Curless recognized with retirement reception

Curless recognized with retirement reception

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Colleagues from the Missouri judicial system were in town, December 12, to honor Barton County Associate Circuit Judge Charles Curless, who is retiring at the end of…

Structure fire

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 1204 Broadway at 5:45 p.m. on December 10. The structure is owned by Bubs Hohulin and was being rented…

Plans are underway for Winterfest

The Barton County Community Fund Benefit, “Winterfest”, is set for Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Lamar Memorial Hall. Music will be provided by Sober…

Hearing dates set for Empire District’s request for rate increase

JEFFERSON CITY-On August 29, the Empire District Electric Company filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual electric revenues by approximately $24.3 million. According to…