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Careless driver disrupts family preparing to attend graduation

LIBERAL-On Sunday, May 11, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a careless and imprudent driver in the Liberal area. Deputy Joey Bronson responded to the area and…

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

LAMAR-That seemed to be the consensus of the Lamar City Council’s Ordinance Committee when considering the need for an ordinance regulating or prohibiting metal detecting on city right-of-way. The issue…

Water and sewer rates to change in Golden City

GOLDEN CITY-The board of aldermen of Golden City voted to implement new water and sewer rates at its meeting of May 5. After lengthy discussion, the board decided on setting…

Accident report

A one vehicle accident was reported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, 1 ½ miles east of Sheldon on Route B. According to…

Dear Editor:

According to the Missouri Conservation Department, the “Beefsteak Mushroom” pictured in the Lamar Democrat on Wednesday, May 7, is highly poisonous and should not be considered edible. The name given…

Domestic assault report in Milford

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on Tuesday, April 22, by a concerned friend of a victim, regarding an allegation of domestic assault. The victim in the case came…

Plans are finalized for Route 66 Collectors Show

JOPLIN-Plans have been finalized for the fifth annual Route 66 Collectors Show: Coins, Stamps and Sports Cards to be held in Joplin on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will be…

Trailer reported stolen out of Golden City

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Golden City on Tuesday, April 22, to take a report on a stolen trailer. The owner of the trailer stated…

Arrest made for domestic assault

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office investigated an allegation of domestic assault that occurred in the morning hours of Wednesday, May 7, in southwest Barton County. The victim in the case…

There is no “All Clear” signal

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-When the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met, May 8, one of the topics for discussion was the use of…