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Farmer’s market board members and vendors hold dinner

Board members and vendors of the 10th Street Community Farmer’s Market met at the Wolf Center in Lamar on Thursday, Nov. 6 for a potluck dinner. Those in attendance brought…

Several cases of pertussis reported in community

The Barton County Health Department has recently received reports of several cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the community. Pertussis is a highly contagious disease spread by air droplets from…

Fire destroys home on south edge of Liberal

Fire destroys home on south edge of Liberal

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper An intense fire of unknown origin destroyed a home on the south edge of Liberal, Friday, Nov. 14. The owners and occupants, Marty and Marsha Werner, were…

Johanson presents Veterans’ Day program at West Elementary

Johanson presents Veterans’ Day program at West Elementary

Various Veterans’ Day gatherings and assemblies were held throughout Barton County this past week. West Elementary honored the servicemen and women by displaying personal stars in the hallway, with each…

Veterans’ Day assembly draws large crowd at LHS

Veterans’ Day assembly draws large crowd at LHS

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Middle School and Lamar High School held a joint Veterans’ Day assembly in the high school gymnasium on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Present for…

A reminder about the Cold Weather Rule

The Cold Weather Rule has been in effect in Missouri since 1977. However, it may be fitting to jog people’s memories about the rule, especially since bitter winter weather has…

LEPC reviews coping with possible emergencies

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) reviewed needs in coping with various types of emergencies at its November 13 meeting in Thiebaud Auditorium. Handling…

Rotary Club recognizes veterans

Rotary Club recognizes veterans

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Rotary Club in Lamar recognized area veterans with a lunch held at noon on Veterans’ Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Lamar United Methodist…

The Tulip Garden Project strives to protect victims of abuse

Lamar native Amanda Martin is in the beginning steps of setting up a shelter for battered women in Barton County. The Tulip Gardner Project began with the hope of bringing…

Golden City board of aldermen vacancy filled

GOLDEN CITY-The vacancy on the Golden City Board of Aldermen has been filled by the appointment of Walter Nims to the seat in the First Ward formerly held by Nini…