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Fire department responds to structure fire

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 505-A Gulf St., at 10:28 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3. The structure is owned by O’Sullivan Industries and the…

Crockett named to children’s board

Crockett named to children’s board

LAMAR-Michelle Crockett, Lamar, has been named to the Children’s Trust Fund Board by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Crockett’s appointment was among a series of nominations announced recently by the governor’s…

Barton County Elks Lodge provides free movie for area school children during Youth Week

Barton County Elks Lodge provides free movie for area school children during Youth Week

For the eighth consecutive year, the Barton County Elks Lodge No. 2800 has provided free show passes to the Lamar Plaza Theatre, for area school children ages K-8! This event…

New water and sewer rates approved for Golden City

GOLDEN CITY-Following a public hearing, the Golden City Board of Aldermen unanimously adopted new water and sewer rates at its meeting of June 2. Water customers who use 1,000 gallons…

Various offices moving into old bank building purchased by Dade County

GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met Monday, May 5, 9 a.m. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch and County Clerk Melinda Wright. Daniel…

World War I program to be held at Memorial Hall

The Four State Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will host a World War I program at Memorial Hall in Lamar on Tuesday, June 17, 7 p.m.…

“Media and Expert Guide” lists MU Extension programs and specialists available in southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo-The “2014 Expert Guide” for southwest Missouri is now available online from University of Missouri Extension. The updated guide lists the programs MU Extension specialists in southwest Missouri can…

May continued stinginess of moisture

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-May was not as turbulent across Barton County this year as compared with many past years, and neither was it as generous with…

T.A.T.S. to be serving burgers and brats

Truman Area Transportation Service (T.A.T.S.) will be grilling burgers and brats in front of the Barton County Chamber of Commerce office on Monday, June 9. Meals will cost $6, with…

Barton County Electric Cooperative membership meeting draws large crowd

Barton County Electric Cooperative membership meeting draws large crowd

The 78th annual meeting of Barton County Electric Cooperative was held Tuesday, May 20, under Moore Pavilion in Lamar. Three hundred and fifty-six members registered, with approximately 1100 meals catered…