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Board of Education accepts resignations, hires replacement

Board of Education accepts resignations, hires replacement In a specially called meeting, May 5, the Lamar R-I Board of Education accepted two staff resignations and approved hiring a replacement for…

How does Barton County stack up against other Missouri counties on unemployment?

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   When unemployment figures were recently released for the month of March, Barton County was shown to have 8.7 percent of its work force…

Dade County Commission reviews health ordinance

GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. on April 21. Others in attendance included Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch and…

Stolen vehicle is recovered in irrigation lake

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Thursday, May 1, from a local farmer that had discovered a vehicle in an irrigation lake. The vehicle was located in…

Rural water district is main topic at Barton County Historical Society

Rural water district is main topic at Barton County Historical Society

By BETH BRISBIN   In August of 1966, a petition was sent to the county court to develop a rural water district. Three years before Richard Lee and many others…

Plan to attend Truman Day, May 10

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   Truman Day will be held Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a full day of entertainment, as well as an educational…

Lamar License Office contract awarded

JEFFERSON CITY-The Office of Administration, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Revenue, has awarded the management contract for the Lamar License Office to Joyce E. Moser in Lamar. All…

KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations seeks to add a charge to its customers bills

JEFFERSON CITY-KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (KCP&L-GMO) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission to add a renewable energy standard rate adjustment to the bills of its…

Public Service Commission approves complicated rate settlement with MGE

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved an agreement among parties in a natural gas rate case filed last September by Missouri Gas Energy (MGE). The agreement will…

BCMH patient satisfaction in top five percent

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board was called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener on April 28. Other board members present were Jill Purinton, Mike Vaughan and Mike Buchanan, as…