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Fatality accident

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 1987 Mack dump truck, being driven by Ronald L. Harris, 71, Golden City, was eastbound on Hwy. 160, 4 ½ miles east…

Route 66 Collectors Show scheduled for September 27

JOPLIN-The Route 66 Collectors Show: Coins, Stamps and Sports Cards hobby event will return for the fifth consecutive year later this month. The free admission show will be held at…

Barton County deputies respond to theft in progress

Barton County deputies respond to theft in progress

Barton County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded early Tuesday morning, September 2, to a theft in progress from a residence near V Highway. Deputies located the suspect vehicle a short time…

Span arrives at 1st Street bridge

Span arrives at 1st Street bridge

        Photo for Lamar Democrat by Michael O’Sullivan The first of eight spans arrived and were unhooked and lifted off of the delivery truck for the 1st…

Empire District Electric files for rate increase

JEFFERSON CITY-The Empire District Electric Company has filed for a rate increase that will boost base rate revenues by approximately $24.3 million, or about 5.5 percent. If approved by the…

BCMH clinics continue to excel

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener on Tuesday, Aug. 26. Other members present were Jill Purinton, Tom Shaw, Mike Vaughan…

Make a change, walk where you are!

On Thursday, Sept. 25, join the Lamar Change Club and walk where you are. Change Club encourages individuals and groups to organize business employees, seniors, classes at school, friends, neighbors…

James Nichols tabbed by county Republican committee to fill ballot vacancy

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-It took seven minutes behind closed doors for the Barton County Republican Committee to select a candidate to fill the vacancy on the Republican…

England participates in ice bucket challenge

England participates in ice bucket challenge

Melissa Little/Lamar Democrat Ryan England, an employee at Lamar Westco, was recently challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. England challenged Chanute Westco, Columbus Westco and Westco, Inc. Westco…

District governor of Rotary attends local meeting

District governor of Rotary attends local meeting

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Rotary District Governor Herbert Orr was the guest speaker at the Lamar Rotary meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26. Orr spoke to the group regarding the…