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Farewell open house to be held for Lydia Kaume

University of Missouri Extension invites the community to a farewell open house for Lydia Kaume, nutrition/health specialist, to be held Monday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the…

Are we having a severe winter?

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-It all depends on how you define “severe” winter. If you compare our temperatures between December 21, 2014 (the first official day of winter)…

Emery receives Champion of Freedom award

Emery receives Champion of Freedom award

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Alliance for Freedom, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that encourages a free market, personal liberty, and limited government, has honored State Senator Ed Emery with its Champion…

Alpha Program to be hosted by Nathan’s Place

Alpha Program to be hosted by Nathan’s Place

Nathan’s Place is once again excited to host the Alpha Program. The Alpha Program consists of 13 interactive sessions is which students explore the meaning of life, revealing that a…

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…