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Another scam, this one via telephone

LAMAR-Be vigilant. Don’t be gullible There are numerous scams going around, all of which are attempting to separate innocent people from their money. The latest appeared in this area, January…

Police escort 104 kids for 2014 LPD Shop With A Cop

Police escort 104 kids for 2014 LPD Shop With A Cop

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Brand By LT. JOHN DAVIS Lamar Police Department If you were awakened on December 20, around 7 a.m., to all kinds of sirens sounding along Highway…

Lamar council work session addresses auditor’s recommendations

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Lamar City Council spent two hours in a work session, January 12, to craft a written bid policy, which the city had already…

An interesting read, Skelton autobiography

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Ike Skelton served in the U.S. House of Representatives as Fourth District Congressman for 34 years. Not until 2001 was Barton County included in…

Eight reasons boomers and older adults should try BCSC

Below are eight reasons that boomers and older adults should try the Barton County Strength Club (BCSC): 1. You can start at zero. A lot of people get intimidated because…

NRCS announces sign-up deadline for Water Quality Initiative in Missouri

COLUMBIA-The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that landowners have until February 20 to request assistance through an initiative to improve water quality in three Missouri watersheds. State Conservationist…

Dates of local public hearings on Empire District application changed

JEFFERSON CITY-The Empire District Electric Company filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission on August 29, 2014, to increase electric revenues by approximately $24.3 million. A schedule of…

Area board of education filings

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer This is a year that two vacancies occur on seven-member boards of education in Missouri. In Lamar R-I, three candidates have filed, to date,…

Patterson to retire from LBT

Patterson to retire from LBT

Carol Patterson will be retiring from Lamar Bank & Trust Company after being involved in banking for over 49 years. Carol and her husband Jerry live on their farm north…

Latest filings for area city offices and county boards

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Less than a week remains to file for public offices that must be filled in the April 7 election. The deadline is 5 p.m.,…