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City moves closer to automatic electric metering system

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Another discussion session about installing an automatic metering system for the city’s electric department was the dominant topic to come before the Lamar City…

Winterfest Gala enjoyed by many

Winterfest Gala enjoyed by many

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It was a beautiful evening, both inside and out, for the 2nd Annual Winterfest Gala, held Saturday, Jan. 17, at Memorial Hall in Lamar. Members…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a one vehicle accident occurred at 8:10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 11 miles west of Lamar on Hwy. 160. The report…

Lamar dairies subject of historical society meeting

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Commercial dairies in and around Lamar go back as far as about 1930 when Charlie Rose operated a dairy selling raw milk produced by…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 6:35 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, on U.S. 160, five miles east of Lamar. The report stated that…

Lamar Heights adopts surplus budget for 2015

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR HEIGHTS-The Lamar Heights Board of Aldermen adopted a budget for the 2015 calendar year containing income of $106,000 and expenses of $10,200. Among…

Lamar schools recovering from illness induced absenteeism

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-With one exception, attendance at all four buildings of the Lamar R-I School District has improved following the Christmas/New Year break. Only at the…

Affordable health screenings coming to Lamar

LAMAR-Residents living in and around the Lamar area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.…

Lamar CB reviews feasibility of sign project

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Community Betterment (CB) met for its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Wolf Center. Following the reading of last…

Farewell open house to be held for Lydia Kaume

University of Missouri Extension invites the community to a farewell open house for Lydia Kaume, nutrition/health specialist, to be held Monday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the…