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Lockwood demographic figures

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LOCKWOOD-During the last several months, going back to 2013, the Democrat ran a series of features on the demographics of the incorporated communities of…

A new season

A new season

Summer is quietly moving towards fall and soon Barton County will be in another season filled with harvesting. Lamar residents Rob and Tammy Wilson are also moving quietly into another…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a four vehicle accident occurred at 12:57 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, one mile east of Fair Play on MO 32. According…

Orscheln Farm & Home to hold annual tractor show

Orscheln Farm & Home will hold its annual tractor show on Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at their parking lot on Hwy. 160. There will be no…

Barton County Chamber of Commerce highlights The Xchanger2

Barton County Chamber of Commerce highlights The Xchanger2

It’s there on your doorstep or in your mailbox each and every week – The Xchanger 2. Located on the square in Lamar, Xchanger 2 is part of the Xgroup…

Free shuttle rides to be offered during fair

The Lamar First Assembly Church will be offering free shuttle rides to be held nightly during fair week. A hay ride, as well as a van, will be used to…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 7:10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, when an eastbound 2008 Honda Accord, being driven by David R…

Ruth Properties MGM LLC holds ribbon cutting

Ruth Properties MGM LLC holds ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting was held at 12 noon on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Barton County Chamber of Commerce office for Ruth Properties MGM LLC. Pictured, left to right, are…

Lamar Police Department prepares for 72nd Lamar Free Fair

By JOHN DAVIS Assistant Chief of Police Once again we find ourselves preparing for yet another Lamar Free Fair, this one being the 72nd. We at the police department will…

Talbott honored with retirement reception

Talbott honored with retirement reception

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper It was Linda’s Talbott’s big day, filled with memories and good wishes for retirement after 34 years with the Barton County Health Department, 31 as administrator. Awards…