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Free movie sponsored by First Baptist Church of Lamar

The First Baptist Church of Lamar will host the movie, “God’s Not Dead”, at the Plaza Theatre during the Lamar Free Fair. The entire community is invited to see how…

Seasoned Army physician now practicing in Lockwood

Seasoned Army physician now practicing in Lockwood

LOCKWOOD-When it comes to medical experience, Dr. Travis Hawks has been on the front lines, so his homecoming is very fitting. The seasoned U.S. Army family physician has begun practicing…

2014 Fair Guide

July 30, 2014: Fair Guide-PDF Version…

Polymer-Wood Technologies pays taxes

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Many months ago, Lamar Mayor Keith Divine observed that surely Polymer-Wood Technologies of Texas is coming to Lamar to start up operations in the…

CART money goes to townships for road maintenance

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Barton County Commission authorized the distribution of CART funds to the county’s townships at its meeting of August 4. CART funds (County Aid…

A July to remember

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-When we escape with a July of no 100-degree heat, people in southwest Missouri consider themselves fortunate. When temperatures were as cool as this…

Barton County to be Purple Heart county

LAMAR-By a resolution adopted by the Barton County Commission, July 28, Barton County will become a Purple Heart county. Such designation had been requested by the Department of the Military…

Barton County Sheriff’s Dept acquires two Hummers

Barton County Sheriff’s Dept acquires two Hummers

The Barton County Sheriff’s Department now has two military type Hummer vehicles provided without charge by the Department of Defense. Addition of the vehicles will give the sheriff’s department far…

Learn A Do 4-H receives first at Gold Buckle Extravaganza

Learn A Do 4-H receives first at Gold Buckle Extravaganza

Learn A Do 4-H Club received first place at the Gold Buckle Extravaganza team events, held July 17-19, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Club members from Lamar and Liberal participated…

10th Street Community Farmers’ Market Salsa Showdown winners

10th Street Community Farmers’ Market Salsa Showdown winners

The 10th Street Community Farmers’ Market held a Salsa Showdown Saturday, July 26. The winners were, left to right, Glenda Epple, first place and Nancy Johnson, second.…