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BCSC wins Business of the Year

BCSC wins Business of the Year

Barton County Strength Club (BCSC) was honored by winning Business of the Year at the Barton County Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony held Friday, April 17. Coaches Jeremy and Ashley…

Lamar man killed in one car accident

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2003 Ford FL50, being driven by Thomas L. Rives, 26, Lamar, was southbound on County Road 80, five miles southeast of…

R-I board reviews end of school activities

R-I board reviews end of school activities

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-As the 2014-15 school year rapidly approaches its conclusion, the Lamar R-I Board of Education found several items associated with end-of-school on its meeting…

Aphid numbers increase in wheat fields

LAMAR-Wheat is in the joint stage according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Scheidt scouted fields in Arcola and east of Irwin on April 15. “Apply…

Lamar Super 8′s Lon Frieden awarded 2014 GM of the Year

Lamar Super 8′s Lon Frieden awarded 2014 GM of the Year

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Super 8 has once again received accolades by being recognized with many prestigious, well deserved honors. During the international Wyndham conference held this month…

New city street barn dedicated

New city street barn dedicated

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger The new city street barn was dedicated to long time city councilman and street committee chairman Marion Elswick in a noon ceremony, April 15. Due to inclement…

CDC optimistic about new business prospects

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The time is growing close for the awarding of federal grants to businesses that serve the public interest. One such business is Access Family…

Intervention deadline set for Empire District’s request to deviate from PSC rules

JEFFERSON CITY-The Empire District Electric Company has filed an application for a variance from certain requirements of the Missouri Public Service Commission’s Integrated Resource Planning Rule (IRP). The variance request…

Lamar Community Betterment backs co-chairs for food project

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat President Ron Hager welcomed those attending the Lamar Community Betterment meeting at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 8, at the Wolf Center. The minutes from…

Search is on for Century Farms in southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD-If your farm has been in your family since December 31, 1915, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, farms must meet the…