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Snow in May provided most memorable event of 2013 weather

By RICHARD COOPER There were lots of weather occurrences in 2013 that will stick in our collective memory, but none quite as challenging to our senses as the freakish snowstorm…

Election for Barton County Extension Council members to be held

The 2014 public election of eight new members for the Barton County University of Missouri Extension County Council will take place January 13-31. The county election will be held in…

USDA Rural Development provides assistance to BCMH

USDA Rural Development provides assistance to BCMH

The final bond closing for the new clinic addition at Barton County Memorial Hospital was held on November 25, 2013. The $3,000,000 addition was funded through a Community Facility Direct…

Snowman by Torbecks

Snowman by Torbecks

The freezing temperatures finally broke so that children were able to be outside to build some interesting snowmen. This particular one was fashioned by the Torbeck children on E. 6th…

Accident report

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol report, Kadi J. Jones, 20, Liberal, was taken by ambulance to Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar with minor injuries after the 1999 Ford…

Weather contributes to area accidents

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a 2006 Kia Sorento being driven by Michael S. Townsend, 49, Jasper, was southbound on I49, three miles north of Carthage, when he…

Adams named to Southern Economic Development Council’s board of directors

Adams named to Southern Economic Development Council’s board of directors

ATLANTA, GA-The economic development director of Barton County’s Community Development Corporation (CDC), John Adams, has been named to the board of directors of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), headquartered…

December closes 2013 on a decidedly chilly note

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-December is the first month of winter with the starting date on the 21st in 2013. Although only the final 11 days of…

Pink traffic sign posts? Now we know

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-In early December, the lower 18 inches or so of state traffic signs in Lamar began to sport a coating of pink paint.…

Snowfall puts area in a deep freeze

Snowfall puts area in a deep freeze

Photos for Lamar Democrat by Jarrett Little Despite the frigidly cold temperatures, area sledders took advantage of the recent snowfall by sledding at the dam by the Lamar City Lake.…