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Seventh Annual Lamar Police Department “Shop With A Cop” kickoff

By LT. JOHN DAVIS Lamar Police Department   The officers at the Lamar Police Department and their spouses are preparing for the Seventh Annual Lamar Police Department “Shop With A…

Lamar football game moved to PSU

Due to inclement weather and probability of storms, the second round district football game will be moved to PSU’s Carnie Smith Stadium. The Lamar Tigers will host Warsaw at 7…

Adams honored as one of eight men of distinction by trade publication

Adams honored as one of eight men of distinction by trade publication

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   The Joplin Regional Business Journal, a trade publication that focuses on the economic activity in at least eight counties surrounding Joplin in…

Halloween Hullabaloo was spooktacular

Halloween Hullabaloo was spooktacular

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Despite the rain, which eventually cleared out, the Halloween Hullabaloo that was held Thursday around the Lamar square was a great success once again. Children are given…

How many more lives have to be lost?

Bullying can be prevented and lives can be saved through education and awareness! PSU social work majors Jessica Collins and Jaclynne Putney will host an event for community members of…

Lamar R-I begins Phase 2 building project

Lamar R-I begins Phase 2 building project

The Lamar R-I School District has officially started Phase 2 of the building project. Phase 2 will include the demolition of the 1936 building, the final piece to becoming an…

Chambers welcomes Shelter Insurance agent

Chambers welcomes Shelter Insurance agent

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Shelter Insurance Agent Kathleen Oglesby of Sheldon as a new member with a ribbon cutting/social event held October 28. After speaking with Oglesby she…

Tremendous progress over last six months reported by BCMH

Chairperson Karen Wegener called the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees to order on October 29. Other members present were Jill Purinton, Tom Shaw, Mike Vaughan and Mike Buchanan.…

A servant of Missourians and an independent thinker

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer       My first encounter with Ike Skelton was in 1970 when he ran for the Missouri Senate. I lived in Sedalia where…

County officials attend MAC Conference

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   OSAGE BEACH-The 42nd annual conference of the Missouri Association of Counties (MAC), October 20-22 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, drew a large crowd of attendees…