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Fireplace & More Store holds grand opening

Fireplace & More Store holds grand opening

              Melody Metzger/Lamar Democrat The Fireplace & More Store by Schnelle Sheet Metal held its grand opening on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m.…

When creditors are predators

Using alternative lending sources can increase the cost of buying an item two to five times. Predatory lending is the practice of charging excessive fees for loans or payment contracts…

MU Extension to put on hay workshop

STOCKTON-University of Missouri Extension will be putting on a hay workshop on Saturday, March 28, at the Land O Lakes Youth Fairgrounds in El Dorado Springs. The workshop will begin…

Sheep and goat workshop scheduled for April 18

STOCKTON-University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension and Research are working together to put on a sheep and goat workshop on Saturday, April 18, beginning at 10 a.m.,…

Final meeting on GIS system set for March 26

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-After opening bids on a Geographical Information System (GIS) on March 9, the Barton County Commission met with city and county representatives a week…

Joplin Museum to host train show and swap meet

The Joplin Museum Complex will host a train show on Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Joplin Museum Complex, located at 7th and Schifferdecker Streets in…

Rural hospitals, beset by financial problems, struggle to survive

By GUY GUGLIOTTA MOUNT VERNON, Texas-Despite residents’ concerns and a continuing need for services, the 25-bed hospital that served this small East Texas town for more than 25 years closed…

The road to becoming BCSC

By ASHLEY AUGUSTA “New beginnings always start with an ending”, “the future is exciting”, “don’t be afraid of the unknown.” I love motivational quotes, but they can never truly embody…

Projects chosen for CB Project Book

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Community Betterment met at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 11, at the Wolf Building. President Ron Hager called the meeting to order, followed by…

Scam warning

By RON HAGER Lamar Police Chief A scam was received recently from a lady that reported she had received a call from 202-280-7565. The caller told her that she owed…