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February was cold, cold, cold

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-February is the month that slowly begins to retrieve a winter trodden population from the depths of cold weather misery and gives it the…

Board sets price on vo-tech carpentry house, rehires principals

LAMAR-The Lamar R-I Board of Education has set the starting price for the sale of the vo-tech carpentry house built at 1311 18th Terrace. The beginning price will be $139,900…

Barton County Electric Co-op names new CEO

LAMAR-The board of directors of Barton County Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Lamar, has announced the appointment of Russell McCorkle as the new CEO/General Manager. McCorkle is currently Operations and Maintenance…

Lamar Youth EXCEL “Emerging Leaders” travel to capitol

Lamar Youth EXCEL “Emerging Leaders” travel to capitol

University of Missouri Extension Legislative Day was held Wednesday, Feb. 25 and was attended by Lamar High School Youth EXCEL “Emerging Leaders”. Youth are this country’s future and each student…

Coover Regional Grant awarded

Coover Regional Grant awarded

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, awarded $15,000 to the Dade County Health Department/Southwest Area Coalition at the 2015 Coover Regional Grants ceremony in…

Huge turnout for annual meeting of Extension Council

Huge turnout for annual meeting of Extension Council

LAMAR-Upwards of 100 were present for the annual meeting and banquet of the University of Missouri Extension Council, February 24, in the Fellowship Hall of the Lamar First Baptist Church.…

Barton County business to celebrate seventh anniversary

MINDENMINES-March 10 will mark a significant milestone for In God We Trust LLC, a full-service coin business located in the former building of The Bank of Minden at 609 and…

The Fireplace & More Store coming to Lamar

The Fireplace & More Store by Schnelle Sheet Metal will be holding a grand opening on Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1105 Cherry in Lamar. The…

MGE customers see a drop in natural gas rates

JEFFERSON CITY-To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas, Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) customers have seen natural gas rates drop under a filing that became effective on…

Redman honored for 25 years of service

Redman honored for 25 years of service

              Melissa Little/Lamar Democrat Terry Redman was honored on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for 25 years with the United States Postal Service. Since beginning on…