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Felts competes in reining competition

Felts competes in reining competition

Blake Felts competed in the Sunflower Slide reining horse competition at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan., on September 13 and 14. The Sunflower Slide is sponsored by the Kansas…

1st Street bridge expansion continues

1st Street bridge expansion continues

Last week the pavement on the 1st Street bridge started well before dawn and lasted into the morning. Bridge decks have to be done continuously and completed, otherwise they would…

Pest activity quiet in southwest Missouri fields this week

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted fields south and west of Lockwood, September 17, for the MU Extension crop scouting program. Scheidt observed…

Hospice Compassus recognizes National Pain Awareness Month

LAMAR-Lamar joins healthcare providers across the U.S. in recognizing September as National Pain Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, chronic pain is the nation’s primary cause…

Missouri cost of living changes little in second quarter of 2014

JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri’s cost of living for the second quarter of 2014 declined fractionally, but slipped one position in the national ranking to 17th lowest in the nation. This was due…

Television documentary reinforces realization of America’s historical illiteracy

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Ken Burns’ enormous documentary, “The Roosevelts, An Intimate History,” stretching over 14 hours on Public Television, has confirmed the shocking and depressing historical illiteracy…

Search warrant turns up drugs, one arrest made

NEVADA- The Vernon County Special Response Team was called out early Monday morning to serve a search warrant at a residence on the 1400 block of N. Ash Street in…

Phillips joins Honor Flight

Phillips joins Honor Flight

Roger Phillips of Liberal was one of 75 veterans representing World War II, Korea and Vietnam, that boarded a chartered plane heading to Washington, D.C., on September 9, as part…

Domestic violence resolution adopted

LAMAR-The Barton County Commission has adopted a resolution denouncing domestic violence and increasing court costs for maintenance of a shelter for victims. Previously, judges have levied two dollars in court…

Approval of Right to Farm Amendment sustained by recount

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-On Monday morning, Secretary of State Jason Kander certified as official the statewide recount of the August 5 election on Amendment 1, the…