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Hardman named Teacher of the Year

Hardman named Teacher of the Year

Taylor Hardman was recently named 2014 Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Teacher of the Year. Hardman, who is from Lamar, is currently teaching at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse III in Springfield. Throughout the…

Barton County Sheriff’s Dept. responds to calls

On Monday, Jan. 12, the Barton County Sheriff’s office took a complaint of identity theft. The complaining party advised that someone had opened a pay-pal account with her name and…

County moves closer to seeking bids for GIS mapping system

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Barton County Commission held its second informational meeting in eight days about the purchase and utilization of a Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping…

TripAdvisor honors Lamar Super 8 once again!

TripAdvisor honors Lamar Super 8 once again!

Lamar Super 8 recently announced that it has been named among the Top 25 winners in the best bargain category in the 2015 Travelers’ Choice® awards. In the 13th year…

Senator Blunt’s staff to host mobile office

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will hold a mobile office on Friday, Feb. 13, in Lamar. Mobile offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the…

Summer journalism internship available

  Lewis County Press, parent company of the Lamar Democrat, is offering an eight to 10 week paid summer internship for college students to learn community journalism. By the end…

January is finally past, not bad at all

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Few people like January as far as its weather is concerned. However, the month just past really wasn’t that bad. In fact, it was…

“Beekeeping in Missouri” workshop scheduled

STOCKTON-Honeybees are an integral part of both local and global food systems. In fact the pollination services they provide contribute to one out of every three bites of food that…

Beef cattle and forage management workshop to be held

STOCKTON-MU Extension regional specialists are working together to put on a workshop titled “Optimizing Forage Production Efficiency, Utilization and Economic Considerations in Beef Cattle Operations.” The meeting will held Saturday,…

Fewer jobs across area in December

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-There were decidedly fewer jobs in December in Barton, Vernon, Cedar, and Dade counties. Only Jasper County bucked the trend as it picked…