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December was gloomy with below average precipitation

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-December registered measurable precipitation on 13 dates, but the amounts were so miniscule that when all are added together, it was still well below…

Private Pesticide Applicator Training scheduled in Barton County

“Private Pesticide Applicator Training” will be held in Lamar on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. The training will be held at the Wolf Center located at 801 E 12th.…

Election for Barton County Extension Council members to be held

The 2015 public election of eight new members for the Barton County University of MissouriExtension County Council will take place January 16-31. The county election will be held in accordance…

BCMH employees give back to community during holidays

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting was called to order on December 29 by Karen Wegener, chairperson. Other members present were Tom Shaw, Jill Purinton and Mike…

Rev. Dr. Gifford Grobien to speak at Grace Lutheran

Several faculty members from Concordia Theological Seminary will be visiting the world, traveling to locations such as Sweden and South Africa, as well as many U.S. states. The Rev. Dr.…

Dade County Commission signs contract with MFA Oil

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met December 8, 2014. Those in attendance were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch…

Budgets are main topics at commission meeting

GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the meeting of the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. on December 1, 2014. Others in attendance were Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western…

Another look at Barton County unemployment and the rest of Missouri

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Seven months ago, the Democrat examined unemployment rates across Missouri and compared them to what was being experienced in Barton County. Figures from the…

County office holders are sworn in

County office holders are sworn in

Photos by Richard Cooper/Democrat County office holders sworn in for new terms. Left to right, Mike Davis, presiding commissioner; Steven Kaderly, prosecuting attorney; Kathleen Dimond, recorder of deeds; Janet Maupin,…

Free wood carving classes offered

The Tri County Whittlers and Woodcarvers club of Nevada is offering a free basic eight week carving class, beginning on Tuesday night, Jan. 13. There is no charge for the…