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St. Mary’s Catholic Church holds successful fish fry

St. Mary’s Catholic Church holds successful fish fry

              Melody Metzger/Lamar Democrat A large crowd gathered for St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s annual fish fry held Friday, March 27, at Memorial Hall in…

Buchanan steps down from hospital board; Boice to take over as new chief of staff

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was called to order on March 23, by Chairperson Karen Wegener. Other board members present were Tom Shaw and Mike Vaughan. Also…

Grief Support Group offered

A Grief Support Group is being offered by Hospice Compassus and Daniel Funeral Home of Lamar, to be held for four weeks on Monday evenings, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,…

Lamar Democrat saturation scheduled for April 15

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Although April 15 is not a very good day for some, especially those who have to pay into the Internal Revenue Service, the Lamar Democrat…

American Red Cross is at work in the community

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian…

National Public Health Week recognized

Barton County Health Department recognizes National Public Health Week by promoting this year’s theme, “Public Health: Better Health. Better Missouri.” National Public Health Week is celebrated the first week of…

Calling all Barton County area ladies

Gorgeous by Design, a women’s day for all ladies in the Barton County area, will be held Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the First Christian Church,…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: Enclosed is a check for $65. I was in the hospital and rehab, the cause pneumonia, when it needed to be paid. I started to take the Lamar…

Lamar Town Hall concentrates on Proposition 1

Lamar Town Hall concentrates on Proposition 1

By RICHARD COOPER The approximately 55 people who attended Wednesday night’s Town Hall meeting in Lamar’s Memorial Hall listened politely as mayoral candidates Kent Harris and Tom Shields made their…

Metropolitan National Bank partners with LPD

Metropolitan National Bank partners with LPD

Metropolitan National Bank recently partnered with the Lamar Police Department in support of the annual Shop with a Cop program. This is a fundraiser that the Lamar Police Department has…