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Blast from the past….

40 Years Ago   January 1974   Kelly Renee Stahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stahl, is New Year’s Baby. Most schools in the area are expected to go…

Eagles deter bridge construction

Eagles deter bridge construction

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper A pair of bald eagles have set up housekeeping in a large sycamore tree next to a small bridge on Northwest 30th Road. The bridge is one…

Commission rejects bridge plans, quick correction anticipated

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Barton County Commission has rejected plans for a replacement bridge on Southwest 90th Road, but a quick correction of the problem is…

Springtime is just around the cornerstone

By DORRIS MAYFIELD   Be happy, springtime is almost here! Southwest Region OATS continues the opportunity of providing transportation service for medical and personal needs to the Barton and Dade…

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Lamar

Residents living in and around the Lamar community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Cornerstone Baptist Church will host Life Line Screening…

Lamar Police Dept. report

The following calls were made by the Lamar Police Department:   * A truancy report was sent to the juvenile officer on March 13, in reference to a 16 year…

Tri-State Water Coalition still holds out hope for using Grand Lake

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   MOUNT VERNON-The Tri-State Water Coalition still hopes that water may be purchased from Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees to help meet future water…

Burglary at storage unit west of Lamar

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Sunday, March 16, in reference to an individual at a storage unit business just west of Lamar off Highway 160. The…

Public Service Commission approves new infrastructure surcharge for MGE

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved a request filed by Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) to authorize a change in MGE’s current infrastructure system replacement surcharge. The surcharge…

Blast from the past…

15 Years Ago   January 1999   Chad Moore, a Lamar High School senior, was selected to receive the Charity Greene Ward Chapter NSDAR Good Citizen medal for having the…