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Consumer price index and inflation for February

JEFFERSON CITY-The average cost of a market basket of goods and services in the United States increased 0.2 percent in February, according to MERIC, the Missouri Economic Research and Information…

LHS football team seniors surprise Coach Scott Bailey

LHS football team seniors surprise Coach Scott Bailey

Melody Metzger/Lamar Democrat The Lamar High School football team seniors presented Coach Scott Bailey with a framed poster, commemorating the partnership that was forged in order to accomplish four years…

Lopez resigns as mayor of Golden City

GOLDEN CITY-Citing increased medical problems, Henry Lopez has resigned as mayor of Golden City. He submitted a letter of resignation at the meeting of the board of aldermen, April 6.…

Community Fund board members attend training in Springfield

Community Fund board members attend training in Springfield

The annual Affiliate Conference, a highlight of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ year, took place Tuesday, April 21, at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield. The conference brought…

Job numbers decline in area in March

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Job numbers for March edged downward in four of the five counties that the Democrat tracks, according to figures released by the Missouri…

Lockwood cheerleaders to have a paddle party

LOCKWOOD-The Lockwood cheerleaders will have a paddle party on Friday, May 15, in the Lockwood Elementary Gym. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Cheeseburgers and hotdogs will be on the…

Market report from Barton County Produce Auction is now available online

LAMAR-Thanks to the efforts of University of Missouri Extension specialists, a market report from the newly opened Barton County Produce Auction can be accessed online. The auction opened on April…

Not too late to plant corn in southwest Missouri

LAMAR-Wheat is in the second joint stage now according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, who scouted fields north and west of Lockwood on April 22.…

Golden City wastewater treatment facility nears completion

Golden City wastewater treatment facility nears completion

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer GOLDEN CITY-Appropriately, Golden City celebrated Earth Day with the recognition that its new wastewater treatment facility is almost complete. City officials said it should…

CART funds distributed

CART funds distributed

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Fifty-three representatives from Barton County’s 14 townships attended a breakfast meeting, Thursday, for distribution of CART money to purchase gravel for county roads. Each township received $3,000.…