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Wednesday Matinee at Plaza is huge success

Wednesday Matinee at Plaza is huge success

Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little As apparent by the many vehicles parked outside the Plaza Theatre, the Wednesday Matinee has proven to be a huge success this year, with the theatre open…

Grass height main topic at Greenfield City Council

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Greenfield City Council met Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m. Those present were council members Jack Pugh, Vicki Lollar, Kelly Mayfield, City…

School board approves summer building projects, hires new career & technical center director

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-In a specially called meeting, June 9, the Lamar R-I Board of Education filled four staff vacancies; among them was a new…

Courthouse to get new sidewalk in front of west entrance

LAMAR-The cracked and uneven sidewalk in front of the west entrance to the Barton County Courthouse will soon be replaced. The county commission opened two bids on the project, June…

City receives new fire rating, likely to lower some insurance premiums

LAMAR-The city has been notified that its insurance rating will improve from the current rating of six to 5X, effective September 1. This is a result of a survey by…

Commission purchases new 911 equipment

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Barton County Commission opened bids on new 911 equipment, June 2, listened to technical advice on the nature of the three bids,…

Pedestrian killed when struck by vehicle

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, 17 year old Cody W Scheetz, Lamar, was attempting to cross I-49 at 11:02 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, one mile north…

Reed girls to hold book signing

Reed girls to hold book signing

The Georgia Reed girls are back in town and just in time for Father’s Day! Olivia and Chloe Reed will hold their second annual book signing of Grandpa Ben’s book,…

McCullough presented with Liberal Civic Group scholarship

LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group met Tuesday, May 20, in the Barton Community Room. President Mary Toney called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Eleven members were present. Toney…

Budget Committee tackles 2014-15 city budget

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The various department heads have submitted their proposed 2014-15 budgets to City Administrator Lynn Calton. City Clerk Traci Cox has combined them into…