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Lamar Police Department report

* A theft was reported September 1 in the 1800 block of College St. Four driveway reflectors were reportedly stolen. A value of $5 was placed on the items that…

Liberal city government receives poor rating from state audit

Liberal city government receives poor rating from state audit

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LIBERAL-A state audit of Liberal city government, requested by citizen petition, was read to a crowd of concerned citizens, October 1, in…

BCMH celebrates Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month in October

BCMH celebrates Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month in October

Barton County Memorial Hospital will join Planetree, as well as hospitals and health care organizations around the world this October to commemorate the 7th annual Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month. This…

Registration for Miss Merry Christmas is approaching

Plans for the annual Miss Merry Christmas pageant sponsored by Beta Gamma and the Barton County Chamber of Commerce are well underway. Registration for the pageant will be held in…

MU Extension to assist with understanding Affordable Care Act

University of Missouri Extension will reach out to local communities to help families, individuals and businesses understand their options and responsibilities under the new Affordable Care Act. Do you have…

Good Samaritan Shop to be awarded $5,000 grant from Ozarks Food Harvest

SPRINGFIELD- The Good Samaritan Shop will be presented with a $5,000 gift from Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank, thanks to a grant OFH received from the Walmart Foundation…

BCMH to participate in national pilot project to improve care

Barton County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) will participate in a national pilot project for small rural hospitals focusing on transfers from the emergency department. The project is supported by Primaris and…

Lamar residents evacuated after natural gas leak discovered

A 12 inch natural gas line ruptured in the area of 21st and KK Highway, on the south end of Lamar, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday. Authorities arrived in the…

Roads causing problems for Lockwood school bus drivers

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met Monday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell and Western…

Only Vernon County adds jobs in August in area Missouri counties

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-Vernon County was the only county among the five comprised of Barton and the four surrounding Missouri counties that added jobs in…