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Moyer on first place quiz bowl team

Moyer on first place quiz bowl team

These Missouri junior members won first place in the senior division of the quiz bowl at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 11 in Indianapolis, Ind.…

Moyer on second place sales team

Moyer on second place sales team

These Missouri junior members won second place in the senior division of team sales at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 11 in Indianapolis, Ind. Pictured…

Median household income, Barton County and elsewhere

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer A mass of information comes from the U.S. Census Bureau. From that raw data, much can be learned about the society in which we…

Scout for striped blister beetles

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Striped blister beetles, which can be toxic to horses, are being seen in high numbers in alfalfa in some areas of the state, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist…

From 4-H to FFA to Best of Show

From 4-H to FFA to Best of Show

By RICHARD COOPER Three Barton County youngsters started out together in 4-H at the age of eight in the Learn A Do Club. They became close friends and showed livestock…

Two vehicle accident leaves two dead

A two vehicle accident occurred at 1:32 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on I-49, one mile north of Sheldon when…

Summer heat tips, and how are we doing so far?

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-We are rapidly approaching the midst of summer, and it appears this year that the hottest weather may still lie ahead. Therefore, some tips…

Con-way Truckload donates $3050 to Area Agency on Aging’s nutrition program

JOPLIN-The Area Agency on Aging Region X recently accepted a $3050 donation from Con-way Truckload to help support its nutrition program for seniors in Jasper, Newton, Barton and McDonald counties.…

Good Samaritan calls for donations

Good Samaritan calls for donations

Youth recently aided the Good Samaritan in collecting goods for their food pantry. The food pantry stock is extremely low as the demand for emergency food continues to grow. While…

Founder of Missouri Liberty Project addresses senior citizens

Founder of Missouri Liberty Project addresses senior citizens

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case was a landmark decision that struck a powerful blow in favor of religious…