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Council committee examines city workers’ wages

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Currently, 12 percent of the Lamar city budget is devoted to payroll. With that information in hand, the city council’s Administrative Committee spent nearly…

Land use, a matter of priorities

Land use, a matter of priorities

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer During his career of many and varied endeavors, Will Rogers wrote thousands of newspaper columns. In one, he offered some sage advice about investments,…

Senior Service Day observed by Lamar students

Senior Service Day observed by Lamar students

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Several months ago Lamar High School Counselor Jill Hall, along with the Barton County Chamber of Commerce, came up with the idea to hold a…

Tigers receive state championship rings

Tigers receive state championship rings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Tiger fans were in abundance on Friday evening, April 24, at the Lamar High School gymnasium, as the 2014 State Championship rings were presented…

CrossFit Lamar to celebrate with ribbon cutting

CrossFit Lamar is celebrating a ribbon cutting with the Barton County Chamber of Commerce at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at the CrossFit gym, located in the back of…

Earth Day celebration draws large crowd

Earth Day celebration draws large crowd

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat A good size crowd was present throughout the day on Saturday, April 25, at the 10th Street Community Farmers’ Market, as they observed their fourth…

Dade County Extension to host Food Preservation Camp

GREENFIELD-Dade County Extension will host a Food Preservation Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the Greenfield High School FACS room. A University of Missouri…

Concerns voiced regarding CAFO

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission was called to order by Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel at 9 a.m. on April 6. Others present were Eastern Commissioner…

Bid accepted from Mapping Solutions

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. on April 13. Those present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner…

Bristol Manor certified as “Deficiency Free” in 2014

Bristol Manor of Lamar, a local residential care facility and member of Missouri Assisted Living Association, was awarded the Certificate of Excellence, certifying that the facility was “Deficiency Free” in…