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Lawrence graduates United States Marine Corps boot camp

Lawrence graduates United States Marine Corps boot camp

Pvt. Heath Garrett Lawrence, 19, Lamar, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., on October 4. Pvt. Lawrence successfully completed 13…

Dimond graduates United States Marine Corps boot camp

Dimond graduates United States Marine Corps boot camp

Pvt. John Laroy Dimond, 18, Lamar, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif., on October 4. Pvt. Dimond successfully completed 13…

LPD to participate in semi-annual Drug Take Back Day

The Lamar Police Department will participate in its semi-annual Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The location will be as usual in front…

Historical Society focuses on implement dealers of Barton County

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-In the early 20th century, farm implement dealers were found in numerous locations in Barton County. Lamar had the most for the…

Petition filed to disincorporate Burgess

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-A petition was filed with the Barton County Commission, October 7, to disincorporate the village of Burgess. Only one name, Linda Coleman, a…

Barton County Sheriff’s Department stays busy

Barton County Sheriff’s Department stays busy

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated a domestic disturbance that occurred September 10, south of Lamar on KK Hwy., when David…

Southwest Missouri field crop report

Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields in southwest Missouri on October 9, to prepare this week’s field scouting report. This week…

Local animals headed to world’s largest purebred livestock expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-Brandon Overman, Liberal, has entered three head of Chi, AOB and Market Steer in the Beef division of the 40th annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The NAILE…

Prairie View Landfill holds open house

Prairie View Landfill holds open house

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Prairie View Landfill held its annual open house on Thursday, Oct. 10. The weather was perfect for a barbecue lunch, complete with beans, potato salad, potato chips,…

A fiendishly good Halloween display

A fiendishly good Halloween display

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Jay and Rita Nelson have a fiendishly good time decorating for Halloween at their home on 164 SE 40th Lane. Jay’s mother, Lois, called the paper to…