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Barrett joins American Bankers Association Banker Advocacy and Grassroots Committee

NEVADA, Mo.-Rob Barrett, president of Heritage State Bank, has been appointed to join the American Bankers Association’s Banker Advocacy and Grassroots Committee. Serving with fellow bankers from across the country,…

Administrative Committee stymied on wage recommendation for fire department

LAMAR-A frustrated Max Simmons, chairman of the city council’s Administrative Committee, said there are too many issues that are unanswered for his committee to make a recommendation to the full…

Commission changes mind, awards contract for bridge near Golden City

LAMAR-After a meeting with Darin Hamelink, district bridge engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Barton County Commission has awarded a contract for construction of a replacement bridge…

First Baptist Church holds note burning

First Baptist Church holds note burning

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper The First Baptist Church of Lamar observed paying off the note on its nine-year-old edifice during worship services, June 7. Vickie Morris, Building Committee chair and Donald…

Emergency personnel respond to one vehicle accident

Emergency personnel respond to one vehicle accident

Melody Metzger/Lamar Democrat Emergency personnel from the Barton County Ambulance, Barton County Sheriff’s Department, Lamar Police Department and Lamar Fire Department responded to a one vehicle accident on the afternoon…

Police Chief Ron Hager issue may be personnel matter

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The placing of Lamar Police Chief Ron Hager on administrative leave on Wednesday, June 3, may be a personnel matter. Hager has been with…

Darrow named new library director

The Barton County Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Carol Darrow has been selected as the new director, beginning in September. More information will follow at that…

Two injured in accident involving ATV’s

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, two Golden City residents were injured in an accident involving two all-terrain vehicles at 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, June 6. The report…

Barton County Route Y to be closed

Barton County Y, between SW 90th and SW 100th Rds., east of Nashville, will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 11. MoDOT crews will be…

Bridge invoices received by Dade County Commission

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. on May 27. Also present were Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell,…