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Hughes earns certification

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

Lamar Police Department report

The following calls were made by the Lamar Police Department:   * Officers noticed an individual in a vehicle on May 1 that had an active Lamar municipal warrant. The…

Treat waterhemp now for effective herbicide control

LAMAR-Two-inch tall waterhemp and sedge grass are starting to show up in area corn fields according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. That means now is…

“May hay is okay” says extension specialist

MT. VERNON-Cool season grass hay cut in the month of May can be of exceptional quality when harvested in the boot to early heading stage according to Eldon Cole, a…

Pursuit leads to multiple agency manhunt, most wanted still at large

Pursuit leads to multiple agency manhunt, most wanted still at large

Vernon County authorities say a wanted felon remains at large after a lengthy pursuit Tuesday evening. May 6. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Dillon…

“Capstone” table top exercise held

“Capstone” table top exercise held

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper   The “Capstone” table top exercise, held May 7 in the Barton County Ambulance Department’s training room. Seventeen southwest Missouri counties participated, learning what to do when…

Weinstein receives Medal of Honor posthumously

The Obama Administration announced the names of 24 Medal of Honor recipients on Friday, Feb. 21. Those being recognized had been previously overlooked. Sergeant Jack Weinstein, who was born in…

Finley Engineering client satisfaction results climb

LAMAR-Finley Engineering, a leader in professional engineering services for the telecom, broadband and energy industries, has released the results of its 2014 Client Satisfaction Survey which revealed satisfaction ratings continue…

Winter grudgingly fades away in April

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The pattern of winterish weather that southwest Missouri endured the first three months of 2014 finally broke in April, but there were enough…

Hartzler “Listening Post” returns to Lamar, May 20

Three months ago (February 24) a field representative for Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler held a Listening Post in Lamar at the Mary K. Finley Library that turned into more of a…