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10th St. Farmers’ Market to celebrate Earth Day

The 10th Street Community Farmers’ Market will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Moore Pavilion, 10th and Poplar in Lamar. This is…

BCMH Proposition 1 and Lamar’s mayoral race highlight election

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer It is not uncommon to see voter turnout for the April Municipal Elections at less than 25 percent. However, a hospital levy issue and…

Lamar is now home to licensed CrossFit facility

Lamar is now home to licensed CrossFit facility

As people age certain truths are made obvious, such as there is no tooth fairy. There isn’t an Easter bunny who delivers candy and, sadly, there is no magic pill…

Spring greetings from OATS Transportation Service

By DORRIS MAYFIELD Spring greetings to everyone! Southwest Region OATS continues the opportunity of providing transportation service for medical and personal needs to the Barton and Dade county communities. OATS…

Seed & Farm Supply honored by Sukup Manufacturing Co.

Seed & Farm Supply honored by Sukup Manufacturing Co.

SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Seed & Farm Supply has been recognized by Sukup Manufacturing Co. for outstanding sales and customer service for 2014. The company received the Million Dollar Club Sales…

St. Mary’s Catholic Church parishioners participate in Bishop’s Walk

St. Mary’s Catholic Church parishioners participate in Bishop’s Walk

  On Saturday, March 21, members of Lamar’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church participated in a walk to raise money in support of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri. A total of…

Inches have been lost and muscles gained

Inches have been lost and muscles gained

Astra Ferris came to the Barton County Strength Club (BCSC), wanting to loose a few pounds and was looking to be healthier. After less than five months she has dropped…

A charming representative from a troubled country

A charming representative from a troubled country

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Since last August, Lamar has been the temporary home of a charming and articulate citizen of the east European country of Ukraine. Anastasiya Ponomarenko…

Good Value Locksmith holds ribbon cutting

Good Value Locksmith holds ribbon cutting

              Melissa Little/Lamar Democrat Good Value Locksmith held its ribbon cutting at 12 noon on Thursday, April 9, at the Barton County Chamber of…

The Grind Coffee Shop invites you to visit them

The Grind Coffee Shop invites you to visit them

The Grind Coffee Shop, located inside the Barton County Strength Club in Lamar, opened for business on Friday, April 3, with a ribbon cutting held at noon by the Barton…