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Neighbors awareness assists sheriff’s office

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a theft in progress on Friday, April 25. A neighbor followed the suspect’s vehicle, which was a small S10 style Chevrolet…

Accident report

A one vehicle accident occurred at 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report. A 2005 Ford Taurus, being driven by Alice L Hoover,…

Soccer ball mushroom

Soccer ball mushroom

Photo courtesy of Larry Dablemount This red beefsteak mushroom, a type of morel, is as large as a soccer ball when compared to the 13 inch turkey call by its…

Southwest Missouri County Commissioners Association meets in Lamar

Southwest Missouri County Commissioners Association meets in Lamar

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Barton County hosted the twice-annual meeting of the Southwest Missouri Association of County Commissioners, April 24, in Thiebaud Auditorium. Approximately 50 commissioners…

Phone scams occur in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving numerous reports of telephone scams being made to citizens of the community. In some of these scams, or frauds, the sheriff’s department…

Greenfield to hold city wide clean up

GREENFIELD-Mayor George Wynes called the Greenfield City Council to order on April 1, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken and those attending were Jack Pugh, Cathy…

AOK Community Wide Open House set for May 13

While more people are becoming acquainted with About Our Kids (AOK), many community members still do not know much about their programs, facilities, staff and the great projects they have.…

Lamar Career and Technical Center automotive students take first in state

Lamar Career and Technical Center automotive students take first in state

Cody Short and Nick Collier, Lamar Career and Technical Center students, competed in the 2014 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition at Kansas Speedway on April 17. The students competed against…

Lamar city council deals with public nuisance structures again

Lamar city council deals with public nuisance structures again

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Much of the Lamar City Council’s meeting, April 21, was devoted to nuisance structures within the city and their ultimate removal. Three…

Edward Jones receives award

The financial-services firm Edward Jones won the 2014 TNS Choice Award for outstanding performance in investment services, according to TNS, a global research consultancy. The TNS Choice Awards recognize financial-services…