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Barton County of Yesteryear – Harry Truman was a diligent worker as a U.S. senator

Throughout his presidency, Harry Truman established a reputation of working long hours in the Oval Office. That was the nature of the plain spoken man from Missouri. His work habits…

What do you know about Missouri?

Below are 10 questions to test your knowledge about Missouri. Some are ridiculously easy, a few may be challenging, and others are mere trivia. The answers can be found elsewhere…

Job growth across entire area in June

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Rates of unemployment don’t tell the whole story about the economy across southwest Missouri in June. Four of the five counties that the…

First Baptist Church VBS present final program

First Baptist Church VBS present final program

Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little First Baptist Church of Lamar held its vacation Bible school, “Journey Off the Map”, July 19-23. A worship rally was held Thursday, July 23, in the church’s…

Barton County Chamber highlights Antler Ridge

Barton County Chamber highlights Antler Ridge

Antler Ridge is the community’s local source for all hunting, fishing and archery related needs, but did you know that they also do repairs, sell used items and have an…

Creating Livable Streets workshop could have widespread application

CARTHAGE-A workshop in Carthage, July 23, sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council, concentrated on beautifying communities through street rehabilitation and designing those streets for multiple use. Lamar and…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a 1982 Suzuki motorcycle being driven by James E Henshaw, 74, Liberal, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 160, one mile east of Mindenmines,…

Polymer-Wood Technologies pays another year’s taxes

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Barton County Collector/Treasurer Barba Parrish received a check from Polymer-Wood Technologies, July 24, completing the payment of taxes on the former O’Sullivan complex of…

Golden Harvest Days Baby Show winners

Golden Harvest Days Baby Show winners

The Golden Harvest Days Baby Show was held Saturday, July 18. The following are first through third place, boys and girls, in their respective age groups. 0-3 month baby girl:…

Golden Harvest Days Parade has many entries

Golden Harvest Days Parade has many entries

The Golden Harvest Days Parade was held Saturday, July 18, with 31 entries. Barton County Sheriff Mitch Shaw and his family, Amy and Gage, started off the parade down Main…