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County assessor looking toward electronic mapping

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Barton County Assessor Ivan Frieden says the future of the operation of his office lies in digital mapping and the use of Geographic…

Missouri cost of living drops slightly in third quarter

JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri’s cost of living for the third quarter of 2013 declined slightly from the second quarter, but big increases in some categories offset by some sharp decreases in other…

Manholes in Greenfield to be relined

GREENFIELD-Mayor Wynes called the Greenfield City Council to order on November 5, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken and those present were Jack Pugh, Vicki Lollar,…

November average in temperature, deficient in moisture

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-November exited the scene after a very average performance in temperature. A statistical average, that is. The mean temperature for the month was…

Barton County loses 110 jobs from August to October, surrounding counties gain

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-When statistics began to flow once again from the Bureau of Labor Statistics after the federal government shutdown, some surprising figures appeared for…

First Baptist Church holds annual Thanksgiving dinner

First Baptist Church holds annual Thanksgiving dinner

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger The First Baptist Church in Lamar held its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28. Approximately 475 meals were served to the large crowd on hand,…

BCMH Board discussion centers on finances

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees met for their monthly meeting on November 25. Chairperson Karen Wegener called the meeting to order. Other members present were Jill Purinton,…

Lamar Enterprises receives grant to expand recycling program

Lamar Enterprises receives grant to expand recycling program

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   richardcooper@lamardemocrat.com   LAMAR-Lamar Enterprises has been very much into recycling, which includes paper, cardboard, aluminum, tin, clothing, plastics, and now moving into…

Golden City receives grant plus loan for wastewater treatment system

Golden City receives grant plus loan for wastewater treatment system

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   richardcooper@lamardemocrat.com   GOLDEN CITY-Golden City Mayor Henry Lopez proudly observed, “We’ll have the only sewage treatment system in Barton County. The other…

Water conservation issues discussed at Dade County Commission meeting

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met November 18, 9 a.m., with Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Western Commissioner David Rusch, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell and…