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It’s going to be hard to top this 12 Days of Christmas

It’s going to be hard to top this 12 Days of Christmas

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Little did Gary Stevens know what he was in for when he began the 12 Days of Christmas with a note posted to his wife,…

Brayleigh Hope was born 12/13/14 at 15:16

Brayleigh Hope was born 12/13/14 at 15:16

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Many considered December 13, 2014, lucky, as the number sequence of 12-13-14 won’t happen again until it occurs on 01-02-03, or January 2, 2103, which…

Shop With A Purpose draws good crowd

Shop With A Purpose draws good crowd

Shop With A Purpose was held December 19, at Lamar Memorial Hall, with proceeds going towards The Tulip Garden, a proposed battered women’s shelter for Barton County. Those participating in…

Barton County Sheriff’s Department calls

The following calls were recently made by the Barton County Sheriff’s Department: The Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded November 19, to a report of a dog being shot in the…

Job losses plague area in November

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-All five counties that the Democrat tracks for job numbers and unemployment rates experienced a disappointing month in November. All lost jobs, three…

Conservation Department has concern about bridge construction

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Three fisheries management biologists from the Missouri Department of Conservation appeared before the Barton County Commission, December 22, to express concern about certain species…

Townley attends National 4-H Congress

Townley attends National 4-H Congress

COLUMBIA-Sarah Townley of Golden City was among the nearly 900 youth delegates from 45 states and Puerto Rico attending the 2014 National 4-H Congress November 28 through December 2, in…

Utility pole snaps – interrupting electrical service

Utility pole snaps – interrupting electrical service

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper A tractor trailer rig turned too sharply at the Sonic Drive-in entrance about 7:30, Friday morning, snapping a utility pole and interrupting electrical service to the area…

School board elections spark interest around area

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer This is the year that two seats become vacant on Missouri boards of education. There have already been filings in five of the seven…

First municipal filings for the April 7, 2015 election

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer The filing period for offices to be filled in the April 7, 2015 municipal election has barely opened, but there are already a few…