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Barton and surrounding counties add jobs in April

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-In April, more persons were searching for jobs in Barton and the surrounding four Missouri counties, and more were finding them. Barton County…

Missouri Department of Conservation holds open house

Missouri Department of Conservation holds open house

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) held an open house, May 28, in Veterans Memorial Hall to gain citizen input on conservation needs in Barton County. Seven…

Nineteen days with “Little Guy”

Nineteen days with “Little Guy”

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer We didn’t give him a name, just a casual reference when we checked on his well being. “Little Guy” was one reference, “Little One”…

BCMH activity levels are slightly higher in comparison to last year

Karen Wegener, chairperson, called the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting to order on May 26. Others present were Tom Shaw, Mike Vaughan, Susan Whittle and Jill Purinton.…

Commission awards contract for one bridge, rejects bids on another

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Barton County Commission opened bids on May 26 for two replacement bridges as part of the Bridge Replacement Off Road System, commonly known…

Barton County Sheriff’s Dept. report

The following calls were made by the Barton County Sheriff’s Department: Deputies were called to Golden City on April 13, for a disturbance in progress. Upon arrival deputies found John…

Clements returns to Italy

Clements returns to Italy

Brett Clements has accepted a summer job in Italy. He will be the assistant to the Dean of Italian Studies at the University of Oklahoma’s campus in Arezzo, Italy. This…

Mayor introduces self to R-I board, safe room plan adopted

Mayor introduces self to R-I board, safe room plan adopted

LAMAR-Mayor Kent Harris formally introduced himself to the Lamar R-I Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting, May 21. He told the board that he wished to establish a…

Barton County Strength Club honors American soldier

Barton County Strength Club honors American soldier

On June 28, 2005, Michael P. Murphy gave his life for his unit and his country. He was a US Navy Seal, the first one since the Vietnam War to…

2nd Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show set for June 14

On Sunday, June 14, the Lamar First Baptist Church, at 1306 E. 6th St., will have its 2nd Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show. This year they have added Antique…