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Hearing dates set for Empire District’s request for rate increase

JEFFERSON CITY-On August 29, the Empire District Electric Company filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase annual electric revenues by approximately $24.3 million. According to…

Christmas parade lights up Lamar

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Barton County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a very successful Christmas parade this year around the Lamar square on Thursday, Dec. 11. Cars lined the…

Information being sought on stolen state property

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is currently investigating a theft which occurred on state property in Barton County and is seeking assistance with the…

Myriad of topics discussed at Lamar CB

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat President Ron Hager called the Lamar Community Betterment meeting to order on December 10, as he welcomed those attending. The minutes were read and approved,…

MU Extension Beef Cattle Conference set

STOCKTON-The Southwest Missouri MU Extension Beef Cattle Conference begins at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Stockton United Methodist Church in Stockton. The Southwest Missouri MU Extension…

Senior living apartments on square must wait

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-As the Gilkey Building was brought down into a pile of rubble, hope was high that it would be replaced by a 42-unit complex…

Thorco Industries LLC donates to Good Samaritan

Thorco Industries LLC donates to Good Samaritan

Members of Thorco Industries LLC Safety Committee, Phillip D Tefertiller and Millie Marks, presented a check in the amount of $1,500 to Pat Neely of Good Samaritan, to benefit their…

Shop With A Purpose set for December 19

The Tulip Garden, a Battered Women’s Shelter of Barton County, will hold a fundraiser, “Shop With A Purpose” on Friday, Dec. 19, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Lamar Memorial…

Missouri third quarter exports

Missouri’s exports through the third quarter of 2014 totaled over $9.86 billion according to the latest figures from Wiser Export Trade data. One would expect to see agricultural products high,…

Lamar Police Department report

The following calls were made during the month of November by the Lamar Police Department: * Several trucks were observed by an officer just after 12 a.m. on November 2,…