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Wreck occurs three miles south of Lamar

Wreck occurs three miles south of Lamar

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper   The driver of a northbound Kenworth truck, 31-year-old Trevor R. Haile of Carthage, suffered moderate injuries when his vehicle had a blow out, travelled into the…

PSC approves increase in fuel adjustment charge

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Empire District Electric Company to increase the fuel adjustment charge on the bills of its electric customers. On…

Hartzler “Listening Post” becomes round table discussion again

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The quarterly visit by Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s field representative, Cole Karr, May 20, took much of the same form as his visit to…

Hickory County Cattlemen’s Bus Tour scheduled

WARSAW-The annual Hickory County Cattlemen’s Bus Tour will be held August 4 through August 7. Plans are underway to provide stops in Iowa and Illinois according to Gene Schmitz, MU…

Liberal receives followup report from state auditor

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-The final step in the audit of the city government of Liberal, calendar year 2012, has been taken. State Auditor Thomas…

Summer vacation movies at Plaza open to all

In the May 21 edition of the Lamar Democrat story regarding the Plaza Theatre report at the Lamar Community Betterment meeting, it was mentioned that it sounded as if the…

Arrests made during crackdown on drunk driving

The Barton County Sheriff’s Department made five impaired driving arrests during its May 1-12 drunk driving crackdown. Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers also issued seven citations for traffic…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: Saturday morning, May 3, Russell Pierson’s National Weather Service rain gauge was gone. It had been in our yard since 1972 and Russell used it every morning for…

First EMT-Basic class graduates

First EMT-Basic class graduates

The Barton County Ambulance Department recently graduated its first EMT-Basic class. Those taking the 16 week course had a 100 percent pass rate and students are now preparing for state…

Bridge and bank building are main topics of conversation

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 28. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western…