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AOK seeks assistance, but city is legally prohibited

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-About Our Kids (AOK) has received no federal grants for 2014 and is desperately in need of financial rescue. It provides a…

Lamar R-I board hears technology presentation and a patron’s concern about Common Core State Standards

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Technology in the classroom was demonstrated in a presentation near the start of the Lamar R-I Board of Education’s monthly meeting, January…

Lamar Community Betterment seeks participants

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   Lamar Community Betterment is in the process of getting information out to the area, in order to provide assistance where needed. As with most…

New process is in practice for subscription renewals

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   A new process for subscription renewals is in the works at the Lamar Democrat to alert subscribers that their paper is due. A green…

Viebrock discusses savings to 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 December 30, 2013. Others present were Eastern Commissioner…

Trees to be trimmed at park in Greenfield

GREENFIELD-Mayor Wynes called the meeting of the Greenfield City Council to order on January 8, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The city clerk took roll call and those present…

House at 800 Maple receives extensive damage from fire

House at 800 Maple receives extensive damage from fire

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper   A frame house at 800 Maple was extensively damaged by fire, Monday morning, just before noon. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Three fire…

Fire under investigation

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 12 SE 13th Rd. in Lamar, at 8:08 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9. Superior Striping and Seal own the…

Edwards Jones ranks No. 4 on Fortune Magazine’s list for 15th year

Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 4 on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2014″ list in its 15th appearance on the prestigious list, according to Pat Barr,…

Fire department responds to structure fire

Fire department responds to structure fire

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 1701 Cherry in Lamar at 4:10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15. Helen Shepard owns the structure and the cause of…