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Tips for preventing heat-related illness

The best defense of heat-related illnesses is prevention. Here are some prevention tips furnished by the CDC and brought to readers by the Barton County Ambulance Department. * Drink more…

Work underway to repair bridges

The Barton County Route F bridge over Horse Creek, east of Lamar, closed for 66 calendar days beginning June 16, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Contractor crews are…

Missouri cost of living remains 16th lowest in U.S. for first quarter of 2014

JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri’s cost of living for the first three months of 2014 rose fractionally, but it remained the 16th lowest in the United States. Based on an index of 100…

Winningham attends largest book expo in North America

Winningham attends largest book expo in North America

The spotlight was on children’s book author Barbara Winningham recently when her second book, “The Turtle Pit,” published by America Star Books, formerly Publish America, was represented at the Javitt…

Tammy Roberts to hold food preservation class

There is nothing like home canned green beans for dinner from your garden on a cold winter night. Better yet, how about a vegetable stew made from your garden produce?…

Yard of the Month for June

Yard of the Month for June

                  The Barton County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the Yard of the Month for June belongs to Sam and Shirley…

PSC approves agreement to implement energy efficiency programs

    JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement among several parties in a case filed by Kansas City Power & Light Company, which will implement a…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2005 Ford F150, driven by Lynn J Wakeling, 40, Lockwood, was backing up and struck an unknown vehicle in Muncy’s Supermarket parking…

Budget committee to recommend surplus budget

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-After two work sessions totaling about five hours, the city council’s Public Expenditures (budget) Committee will recommend a surplus budget to the full council…

LPD to hold checkpoint

The Lamar Police Department, in conjunction with the Southwest Missouri D.W.I. Taskforce, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint between the dates of June 20 and June 22. The goal for…