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Marathon runner escapes confrontation without serious injuries

By CLETIS MCCONNELL Greenfield Vedette Reporter On Sunday, Oct. 12, at about 2 p.m., Kenneth M. Snider, while dressed in running type clothing, training for a marathon and running east…

Fish salvage set at Jump Shoot Pond

NEVADA-Jump Shoot Pond at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Bushwhacker Lake Conservation Area is slated for repairs. The public is invited to salvage fish from the lake basin November…

Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens recognized by BCSC

Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens recognized by BCSC

Barton County Strength Club (BCSC) members take on very tough, but doable, workouts every day. Friday, Oct. 17 was a different type of day. Members accomplished their toughest workout to…

Hospice Compassus recognizes local chaplain

Hospice Compassus recognizes local chaplain

The Hospice Compassus program serving Joplin, Lamar and the surrounding areas recognized Danny Mullins during National Pastoral Care Week, October 19-25, for providing the highest level of spiritual care and…

Jason Fury arrested, jailed

Jason Fury arrested, jailed

By CLETIS MCCONNELL Greenfield Vedette Reporter A 59-year-old rural Golden City woman was airlifted to a Springfield Hospital on Tuesday, Oct.14, with serious injuries after being shot. Dade County Sheriff…

Grain storage issues this fall create safety risk

COLUMBIA-Storage issues for this year’s bumper crop increase the risk of deadly grain bin accidents, says University of Missouri Extension rural safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch. The U.S. Department…

Accident reports

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a westbound 1993 Ford Thunderbird being driven by Denny A. Jeffries, 22, Lamar, failed to stop at a stop sign, running off…

Dade County to start work next spring on two BRO bridge projects

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. on September 15. Others in attendance were Eastern Commissioner Dallas…

Steep topped cupola roof repaired at UMC

Steep topped cupola roof repaired at UMC

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Ever wonder how roofs are repaired on steep topped cupolas? Now you know. Tim Brooks is doing the work on the cupola of the United Methodist Church.…

Contract awarded, Gilkey building soon to come down

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-A public hearing before the Lamar City Council, October 20, removed the last requirement that had to be met before the Gilkey building, on…