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Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report a one vehicle accident occurred at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, on 1st Street, 200 feet west of Lamar. The report stated…

“Finding Home” to be presented at Plaza

“There are millions of children trapped in slavery. They are all searching for home.” The 2014 Global Slavery index states that there are 35 million trafficking victims globally and the…

O’Neal continues “family tradition” at LB&T

O’Neal continues “family tradition” at LB&T

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat When asked by his uncle, Robert “Bob” Wirts, what he wanted to do when he grew up, a young Pat O’Neal informed him, “I want…

Chamber of Commerce holds quarterly meeting

Chamber of Commerce holds quarterly meeting

LAMAR-A large number of members and their guests gathered in the fellowship hall of Lamar Family Ministries, January 22, for the quarterly membership meeting of the Barton County Chamber of…

New Street Department building almost finished

LAMAR-”We will probably be into it next week,” said City Administrator Lynn Calton, Friday afternoon, when describing the new Street Department building under construction on North Jackson Street. The city…

In time for Valentine’s Day: chocolate for the health of it!

SPRINGFIELD-Lavish gifts of chocolate given during the month of February will melt nearly anyone’s heart. But, do not forget: chocolate can also be good for the heart and other organs…

February and early March best time to prune fruit trees

PINEVILLE-From February to early March is an excellent time to prune fruit trees according to John Hobbs, an agriculture and rural development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Sometimes, we…

Ordinance committee recommends no change in street parking

LAMAR-At the beginning of the city council meeting of January 19, Ione Chancellor addressed the council about a frustrating situation across the street from her residence at 509 Broadway. A…

Rural Hospital Group hired as consultants to BCMH

A meeting of the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener on Friday, Jan. 23. Other members in attendance were Tom Shaw,…

Reviewing industrial prospects in 2014

LAMAR-The Community Development Corporation of Barton County (CDC) is a member of the Missouri Partnership and the Joplin Regional Partnership. Both of these organizations keep in close touch with projected…