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Hughes earns top honor for customer service

MADISON, Wisc.-Eric Hughes, an American Family Insurance agent in Lamar, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “At American…

January unemployment figures are topsy turvey

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Unemployment rates uniformly rose for the month of January in the five southwest Missouri counties that the Democrat regularly tracks, but how they…

Clarification

In the March 11 edition of the Democrat, it was reported that building principals for the 2015-16 school year were unanimously re-employed by the R-I Board of Education. That is…

Accident reports

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 8:20 p.m. on Monday, March 9, four miles east of Lamar on US 160, when a westbound…

Commission opens bids for GIS mapping system

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Another step toward purchase of a much needed Geographical Information System (GIS) was taken by the Barton County Commission at its March 9 meeting.…

Missouri Career Centers offer On-The-Job Training

Missouri Career Centers offer On-the-Job Training (OJT) to help businesses save hiring and training costs for new hires. The OJT program provides 50 percent reimbursement of the wages of workers…

Bridge completed despite inclement weather

Bridge completed despite inclement weather

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Commissioner Dennis Wilson, nearest right, flanked by commissioners Jeff Tucker and Mike Davis, looks over the approaches and underpinning of a new bridge across Duval Creek on…

Candidates for mayor to be surveyed

In order to better inform the electorate of Lamar, the Democrat will conduct surveys of the two candidates for the office of mayor in the forthcoming April 7 election. Kent…

Dade County Commission signs contract with Cedar County to house prisoners

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission meeting was called to order at 9 a.m., with Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David…

Meeting set up to discuss prisoner housing

GREENFIELD-Randy Daniel, presiding commissioner, called the February 18 meeting of the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. Others in attendance were Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David…