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Accident report

A one vehicle accident occured at 2:35 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, three miles east of Irwin on Hwy. C, when an eastbound 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, being driven by David…

Lodged corn may increase risk of disease

Lodged corn may increase risk of disease

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County scouted field south of Jasper for the crop scouting program on June 11. Wheat is in the soft…

Quality hay producers have until July 10 to submit entries for hay show

MT. VERNON-Entries are being accepted from now until July 10 for the Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show. The hay show gives farmers a great opportunity to enter their 2014 hay…

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…