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Letter to editor

Dear Editor: Here is a great city that young adults should consider moving to after high school and college graduation. Houston Texas is the city. Houston is the fourth largest…

Drug bust on I-49 leads to distribution charges in Vernon County

A Vernon County resident is in custody after deputies made a traffic stop just outside of Sheldon Tuesday afternoon. According to court records, a felony warrant has been issued for…

Changes being made to Lamar Democrat website

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Anyone that logs onto www.lamardemocrat.com will notice a change in the Lamar Democrat’s website. Unfortunately, not all of the changes have transpired, so please be…

Last chance to reserve Barton County history book

The Barton County Historical Society is happy to report that the Barton County History & Families Book is nearing completion. The total number of books to be printed must be…

Barrett joins American Bankers Association Banker Advocacy and Grassroots Committee

NEVADA, Mo.-Rob Barrett, president of Heritage State Bank, has been appointed to join the American Bankers Association’s Banker Advocacy and Grassroots Committee. Serving with fellow bankers from across the country,…

Administrative Committee stymied on wage recommendation for fire department

LAMAR-A frustrated Max Simmons, chairman of the city council’s Administrative Committee, said there are too many issues that are unanswered for his committee to make a recommendation to the full…

Commission changes mind, awards contract for bridge near Golden City

LAMAR-After a meeting with Darin Hamelink, district bridge engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Barton County Commission has awarded a contract for construction of a replacement bridge…

First Baptist Church holds note burning

First Baptist Church holds note burning

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper The First Baptist Church of Lamar observed paying off the note on its nine-year-old edifice during worship services, June 7. Vickie Morris, Building Committee chair and Donald…

Emergency personnel respond to one vehicle accident

Emergency personnel respond to one vehicle accident

Melody Metzger/Lamar Democrat Emergency personnel from the Barton County Ambulance, Barton County Sheriff’s Department, Lamar Police Department and Lamar Fire Department responded to a one vehicle accident on the afternoon…

Police Chief Ron Hager issue may be personnel matter

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The placing of Lamar Police Chief Ron Hager on administrative leave on Wednesday, June 3, may be a personnel matter. Hager has been with…