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Plat book is dominant topic at Dade County Commission meeting

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the March 16 meeting of the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. Also present were Eastern Commissioner…

Arvest Bank of Lockwood chosen for CD by Greenfield City Council

GREENFIELD-The Greenfield City Council meeting was called to order on March 3, by Mayor James Evans. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken and those present were Jack…

Local room makeover published in international magazine

A room makeover by interior decorator Jane Moyer, owner of Decorating Den Interiors of Lamar, is featured in Envision, an international decorating ideas magazine published by CertaPro Painters® in conjunction…

Introduction to QuickBooks to be held at Cedar County Library

STOCKTON-The Cedar County MU Extension Center, in conjunction with the MSSU Small Business and Technology Development Center in Joplin, will be having an “Introduction to QuickBooks” workshop on Wednesday, May…

Sanitize tools for good garden hygiene

COLUMBIA-Just like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools. Sanitizing garden tools between uses will lower the risk of spreading diseases from one plant to another, says a…

General Municipal Election Results

 Election Results General Municipal Election April 7, 2015 (Voter Turnout in Barton County: 33.88%)   Contested races & issues only   City of Lamar Mayor Harris . . . .…

Missouri FFA Convention to be held in Columbia April 16-17

JEFFERSON CITY-FFA members from across the state will meet in Columbia on April 16 – 17, at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention to honor fellow members for outstanding achievements, conduct…

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler visits BCMH

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler visits BCMH

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler met with administration and staff of Barton County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) on the morning of April 6, following a guided tour of…

When it comes to scams, use common sense

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It has been brought to our attention that certain area residents have been receiving calls from those claiming to be with the IRS, informing the…

Change in IRA rollover rule could lead to penalties

By CHRISTOPHER A. RUNION, CPA If you’re planning to roll all or part of your IRA into a different IRA this year, you’ll only get one chance. Previously you could…