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Ten easy, cheap ways to save on heat bills

  COLUMBIA-Ten easy, cheap tips from University of Missouri Extension housing and design specialist Michael Goldschmidt will chill your budget-busting bills this winter. 1. Seal cracks around your windows and…

Results from MU taste tests help growers pick out crop varieties

COLUMBIA-It’s that most wonderful time of the year again. The time when growers start selecting seeds for next year’s planting season. With expanded catalogs and new varieties coming out each…

Nichols honored for service

Nichols honored for service

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper James Nichols was honored with a certificate of appreciation from Mayor Keith Divine on December 16 for 20 years of service to the city of Lamar as…

Emergency management settling into new home

LAMAR-Barton County Emergency Management has been located in the basement of the courthouse since October 1, separating it from the ambulance building where it was previously located. Emergency Management Director…

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…