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Flag Retirement Ceremony to be held on Flag Day

LIBERAL-The VFW and American Legion have announced they will hold a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, at 7 p.m. The location and other details will be…

Liberal Area Civic Group displays advertising banners

LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group held its monthly meeting on April 15, in the Barton Mutual Community Room. Thirteen members were in attendance. President Mary Toney called the meeting to…

Attention: Barton County 911 callers

LAMAR-Individuals calling Barton County 911 will now find their calls answered by Newton County 911. Such callers should ask for Barton County 911, and the calls will immediately be transferred.…

Lamar R-I joins insurance trust, commits to a number of purchases

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-After completing a number of routine housekeeping items of business, the Lamar R-I Board of Education reviewed and accepted the results of…

Memorial Hall filled to near capacity with masquerade ball

Memorial Hall filled to near capacity with masquerade ball

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Bub Curless was inducted into the Barton County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. His family was present to accept the honor. Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper The PSU…

Sales tax for transportation moves closer to statewide vote

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-House Joint Resolution 68 (HJR 68), which proposes a constitutional amendment that would impose a one percent sales tax for transportation projects,…

Scouting report

Wheat in the jointing stage becomes sensitive to freeze damage at 26-27 degrees Fahrenheit. Wheat prior to jointing is not likely to be affected by frost or freeze according to…

Lamar Democrat has ribbon cutting

Lamar Democrat has ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting was held April 17 by the Barton County Chamber of Commerce at the Lamar Democrat’s new location, 100 E. 11th St.…

CDC takes note of increased business activity

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-In its monthly meeting, Thursday morning, the board of directors of the Barton County Community Development Corporation (CDC) took note of increased activity…

Electric utilities serving area file required renewable energy compliance reports

JEFFERSON CITY-Pursuant to a Missouri Public Service Commission rule, KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) and Empire District Electric Company have filed compliance reports with the commission. GMO filed compliance…