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2014 Lamar Fair Queen and contestants…

2014 Lamar Fair Queen and contestants…

Photo for Lamar Democrat by Jon Brisbin Lamar Fair Queen contestants were, left to right, Jackalynn Neher, Jordan Lindquist, Madison Baldwin, Marissa Polodna, Haley Landrum, Jenna Baslee, Erica Cleveland, Kelsey…

Public is invited to view Ozark Shorts

Ozark Shorts, a monthly screening series of international award-winning short films, will be presented free to the public on Saturday, Aug. 30, 1 p.m., at the Mary K. Finley Library,…

Registrations being taken for color run

LOCKWOOD-The Dade County Health Department will host its first annual color run on Saturday, Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m., at the Lockwood City Park, 9th and Walnut. Proceeds from the run/walk…

Something for Lamar citizens to think about

By RICHARD COOPER The good ole’ summertime brings out the best in people, sometimes, and at other times it brings out the worst. In regard to services provided by the…

Barton County adds jobs in July, other area counties lose

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Barton County was the only area county to add jobs in July. Employment numbers climbed by 64 jobs while 48 more job seekers…

God’s Little Angels are a blessing

God’s Little Angels are a blessing

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat (Editor’s Note: This article was written with the assistance of Ed Musgrove, whose contribution was greatly appreciated). For over 50 years the Full Gospel Church,…

Construction of 1st Street bridge continues

Construction of 1st Street bridge continues

                                Photo for Lamar Democrat by Michael O’Sullivan Because of the topography of the new…

Fish-With-A-Cop Day enjoyed at Wheeler Park

Fish-With-A-Cop Day enjoyed at Wheeler Park

By RAWN TOLER Lamar Police Department The Lamar Police Department held its annual Fish-With-A-Cop Day on May 19, at Wheeler Park. Each year the police department, partnering with the Missouri…

Stetson Wiss shows Grand Champion Market Steer at State Fair

Stetson Wiss shows Grand Champion Market Steer at State Fair

SEDALIA-The third year of exhibiting at the Missouri State Fair brought the success he was seeking. Stetson Wiss’s crossbred steer, Ricky, was judged the Grand Champion Market Steer from among…

School board sets tax levy, completes various personnel lists

School board sets tax levy, completes various personnel lists

LAMAR-The Lamar R-I Board of Education set the tax levy for the 2014-15 school year at its meeting of August 18. The operating levy will be $3.75 with a debt…