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Good Samaritan calls for donations

Good Samaritan calls for donations

Youth recently aided the Good Samaritan in collecting goods for their food pantry. The food pantry stock is extremely low as the demand for emergency food continues to grow. While…

Founder of Missouri Liberty Project addresses senior citizens

Founder of Missouri Liberty Project addresses senior citizens

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case was a landmark decision that struck a powerful blow in favor of religious…

Liberal Area Civic Group discusses Prairie Days

LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group met Tuesday, July 15, at the Barton Mutual Community Room. Twelve members were present when President Mary Toney called the meeting to order at 7…

City and county will share internet provider when needed

LAMAR-An outage of AT&T internet service on July 17 has resulted in an agreement between the city and the Barton County Commission to share as a backup an internet provider…

Corn crop looking best in years

COLUMBIA, Mo.-“I’ve never seen Missouri corn looking this good,” University of Missouri Extension corn specialist Brent Myers said Tuesday, July 22.In their weekly teleconference on Tuesday, MU Extension agronomy specialists…

Record number enjoys The Lego Movie

Record number enjoys The Lego Movie

Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little A record 505 children viewed The Lego Movie on Wednesday, July 23, at the Plaza Theatre. This picture was taken at the 1:15 p.m. showing. There are…

Ogden presents check

Ogden presents check

Brandon Ogden (left) presents a check for $500 to Lamar Parks and Recreation Director Marsha Doyle. The money was from fireworks sales at the tent located on the Cash Saver…

Job seekers flood labor force, but there’s more to the story

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-The unemployment rate for June increased in all five Missouri counties that the Democrat tracks, but what better time than now to quote…

City Council rejects street barn bids, will try again

LAMAR-The Lamar City Council had budgeted $175,000 for a new street barn to be located north of Sixth Street near the north substation, but when the three bids received were…

Trula Cain Memorial Dog Park dedicated

Trula Cain Memorial Dog Park dedicated

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Trula Cain Memorial Dog Park held its grand opening at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 21, at the Lamar City Park. Going south on…