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Average annual wage based on 2013 figures

The average annual wage in Missouri, county by county, has been figured by the Missouri Economic Research & Information Center (MERIC), a division of the Department of Economic Development. The…

A member of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff to be in Lamar, May 15

A member of Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will be at the Barton County Senior Center, 306 West 11th, on Friday, May 15 to meet with any constituents who wish to…

Moisture shortage continues despite frequent showers

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The above headline looks totally out of sync, and the writer of it needs to explain what looks like a classic example of a…

May Yard of the Month

May Yard of the Month

                The May Yard of the Month is located at 303 E. First St., Lamar. This is the home of Harvey and Jean…

Council committee examines city workers’ wages

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Currently, 12 percent of the Lamar city budget is devoted to payroll. With that information in hand, the city council’s Administrative Committee spent nearly…

Land use, a matter of priorities

Land use, a matter of priorities

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer During his career of many and varied endeavors, Will Rogers wrote thousands of newspaper columns. In one, he offered some sage advice about investments,…

Senior Service Day observed by Lamar students

Senior Service Day observed by Lamar students

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Several months ago Lamar High School Counselor Jill Hall, along with the Barton County Chamber of Commerce, came up with the idea to hold a…

Tigers receive state championship rings

Tigers receive state championship rings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Tiger fans were in abundance on Friday evening, April 24, at the Lamar High School gymnasium, as the 2014 State Championship rings were presented…

CrossFit Lamar to celebrate with ribbon cutting

CrossFit Lamar is celebrating a ribbon cutting with the Barton County Chamber of Commerce at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at the CrossFit gym, located in the back of…

Earth Day celebration draws large crowd

Earth Day celebration draws large crowd

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat A good size crowd was present throughout the day on Saturday, April 25, at the 10th Street Community Farmers’ Market, as they observed their fourth…