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Beware of phone scam

By RONALD E. HAGER Lamar Chief of Police Beware of the scam! Recently the Lamar Police Department received calls from citizens of the community relating that they had received a…

Dade County Commission questions health department food ordinances

GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. on September 29. Others in attendance were Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch and…

A night on the town

A night on the town

JOPLIN-The staff and families of the Lamar Democrat, a veteran colleague from the Greenfield Vedette, and two representatives from the corporation that owns both newspapers, enjoyed an evening together, October…

Truck, train crash west of Lockwood

Truck, train crash west of Lockwood

By CLETIS MCCONNELL Greenfield Vedette reporter A 66-year-old Lockwood man was seriously injured at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in a train-truck crash on County Road 41, one mile west…

Lamar excels at MCB Conference

Lamar excels at MCB Conference

Nineteen communities and 17 individuals were honored at the Missouri Community Betterment (MCB) Conference held October 20, in Columbia. The awards banquet was the highlight of the 51st annual conference,…

Construction continues on 1st Street bridge

Construction continues on 1st Street bridge

Photos for Lamar Democrat by Michael O’Sullivan The heavy rains that were received several weeks ago, combined with “somewhat” less than ideal fill dirt, caused ramp construction delays at the…

Lamar Heights supports work ready status for Barton County

LAMAR HEIGHTS-The Lamar Heights Board of Aldermen listened to John Adams, CDC economic development director, describe the need for Barton County to become a work ready community. Adams spoke at…

Road complaints are main concern of Dade County Commission

GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission on September 22 was called to order at 9 a.m. by Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel. Also present were Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch…

Military personnel or U.S. veterans offered free silver Eisenhower Dollar

MINDENMINES-In honor of Veteran’s Day, In God We Trust LLC is offering a free silver Eisenhower Dollar to every active duty military personnel or U.S. veteran attending the coin auction…

NAP tax credits awarded to Children’s Center of SW Missouri

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has awarded Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits to the Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri. The tax credits would fund the construction of a…