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Eight reasons boomers and older adults should try BCSC

Below are eight reasons that boomers and older adults should try the Barton County Strength Club (BCSC): 1. You can start at zero. A lot of people get intimidated because…

NRCS announces sign-up deadline for Water Quality Initiative in Missouri

COLUMBIA-The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that landowners have until February 20 to request assistance through an initiative to improve water quality in three Missouri watersheds. State Conservationist…

Dates of local public hearings on Empire District application changed

JEFFERSON CITY-The Empire District Electric Company filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission on August 29, 2014, to increase electric revenues by approximately $24.3 million. A schedule of…

Area board of education filings

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer This is a year that two vacancies occur on seven-member boards of education in Missouri. In Lamar R-I, three candidates have filed, to date,…

Patterson to retire from LBT

Patterson to retire from LBT

Carol Patterson will be retiring from Lamar Bank & Trust Company after being involved in banking for over 49 years. Carol and her husband Jerry live on their farm north…

Latest filings for area city offices and county boards

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Less than a week remains to file for public offices that must be filled in the April 7 election. The deadline is 5 p.m.,…

Ever wondered about any nutrition and health matters?

Sometimes we get so many health messages that we are left wondering or confused about certain matters. In this brief article Dr. Lydia Kaume, a nutrition and health education specialist…

Burglary reported on 10th Road

The Barton County Sheriff’s Department responded Tuesday, Jan. 6, to a report of a burglary at a residence in the county. Deputy Toby Luce responded to the call at 333…

Butner named chief operations officer of Lewis County Press, LLC

LAGRANGE-Lewis County Press, LLC, named Kevin Butner its chief operations officer. Butner will lead the growing group of community papers. Butner joins Lewis County Press from C&R Supermarkets (“C&R”) in…

Stolen cows among calls made by Barton County Sheriff’s Dept.

The Barton County Sheriff’s Department took a complaint on Saturday, Jan. 3, that a farm on Northwest 90th Road had items missing. A person who watches over the farm advised…