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County considering purchase of multi-use Geographical Information System

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-A demonstration by a vendor on December 1 has seemingly convinced the Barton County Commission of the need for equipment that can produce multi-layered…

Veterans’ Day program held at Maple Senior Living

Veterans’ Day program held at Maple Senior Living

Wayne Johnston with the Lamar Elks Club presented certificates to six veterans during a special Veterans’ Day recognition ceremony held at Maple Senior Living. Mycah Reed sang the National Anthem,…

Mitchem sworn in as Lamar postmaster

Mitchem sworn in as Lamar postmaster

Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little A special swearing in ceremony, complete with refreshments for those attending, was held for Lamar Postmaster Heather Mitchem on Wednesday morning, Nov. 19, at the Lamar Post…

Lamar native awarded international medal

Lamar native awarded international medal

Stephen Nutt, AIA, NCARB, CAE, Sr. Architect and Advisor to the CEO at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards was awarded the Consejo Nacional de Registro de la Certificacion…

Property owners, beware of scam!

LAMAR-If you received a document through the mail titled, RECORDED DEED NOTICE, you are the target of a scam. It seems many property owners in Barton County received a large…

National Council on Aging banishes many myths about falls

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is they are not. Most falls can be prevented by learning a few steps to…

Lamar Democrat saturation set for December 10

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Democrat will once again appear in every mailbox in Barton County, as well as in Lockwood. This edition is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec.…

LBT makes contribution to Barton County CDC

LBT makes contribution to Barton County CDC

Lamar Bank & Trust Company recently made a $2500 contribution to the Barton County Community Development Corporation (CDC). “We are glad to support the CDC and their efforts here in…

Collectibles show scheduled for December 6 and 7

CARTHAGE-The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will sponsor the 22nd Annual Fall Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia and Collectibles Show at the Carthage Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison (Hwy. 571) on…

Affordable Care Act workshop offered

LAMAR-How will the Affordable Care Act affect you and your community? The Barton County University of Missouri Extension office will be offering information about the health care law that can…