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Unclaimed and surplus property sale nets county $14,000

The Barton County maintenance and equipment barn on Northeast 15th Lane was the site of an auction, March 29, of unclaimed and surplus property that the county has accumulated over…

Barton County loses 65 jobs in February, unemployment rate to 8.5 percent

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-A cold and blustery February delayed many construction projects in southwest Missouri resulting in widespread layoffs. Barton County was one of the…

Accident reports

A two vehicle accident occurred at 8:18 a.m. on Friday, March 28, one mile south of Lamar on Hwy. KK, when a 2006 Ford Escape being driven by Kathy L.…

Golden City subject apprehended for outstanding warrants

On Monday, March 24, Barton County Sheriff deputies and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper responded to Golden City in reference to a report of a man acting suspicious, looking…

Arrests made in burglary of residence northwest of Lamar

On Friday, March 28, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher took a call of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Northwest 20th Road and Northwest 30th Lane, pulling out…

Proposed new jail project presented to Dade County Commission

GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the March 19 meeting of the Dade County Commission to order at 10:30 a.m. Commissioners Daniel, Dallas Maxwell and David Rusch met with Arti Lucas…

Dade County Commission receives notice of MoDOT soft match credit

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD- The Dade County Commission meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. on March 17. Those present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel,…

Great River Association to replace bridge in Dade County

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission meeting of March 24 was called to order at 9 a.m. Commissioners present were Randy Daniel, Dallas Maxwell and…

ESC program to provide home repair to those in need

JOPLIN-Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) is currently seeking applicants for their Home Rehabilitation Programs in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald counties.   Through the HOME Repair Opportunity Program…

Self-defense expert comes to Greenfield

GREENFIELD-Community Education in Greenfield is pleased to offer Women’s Self Defense Workshop. Class meets Mondays, April 7 and April 14, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Greenfield High School…