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Structure fire

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 1204 Broadway at 5:45 p.m. on December 10. The structure is owned by Bubs Hohulin and was being rented…

Plans are underway for Winterfest

The Barton County Community Fund Benefit, “Winterfest”, is set for Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Lamar Memorial Hall. Music will be provided by Sober…

Hearing dates set for Empire District’s request for rate increase

JEFFERSON CITY-On August 29, the Empire District Electric Company filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual electric revenues by approximately $24.3 million. According to…

Christmas parade lights up Lamar

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Barton County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a very successful Christmas parade this year around the Lamar square on Thursday, Dec. 11. Cars lined the…

Information being sought on stolen state property

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is currently investigating a theft which occurred on state property in Barton County and is seeking assistance with the…

Myriad of topics discussed at Lamar CB

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat President Ron Hager called the Lamar Community Betterment meeting to order on December 10, as he welcomed those attending. The minutes were read and approved,…

MU Extension Beef Cattle Conference set

STOCKTON-The Southwest Missouri MU Extension Beef Cattle Conference begins at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Stockton United Methodist Church in Stockton. The Southwest Missouri MU Extension…

Senior living apartments on square must wait

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-As the Gilkey Building was brought down into a pile of rubble, hope was high that it would be replaced by a 42-unit complex…

Thorco Industries LLC donates to Good Samaritan

Thorco Industries LLC donates to Good Samaritan

Members of Thorco Industries LLC Safety Committee, Phillip D Tefertiller and Millie Marks, presented a check in the amount of $1,500 to Pat Neely of Good Samaritan, to benefit their…

Shop With A Purpose set for December 19

The Tulip Garden, a Battered Women’s Shelter of Barton County, will hold a fundraiser, “Shop With A Purpose” on Friday, Dec. 19, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Lamar Memorial…