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Hartzler listening post in Barton County, February 24

LAMAR-A representative from the office of Fourth District Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler will be in Lamar, Monday, Feb. 24, to meet with constituents and afford them the opportunity to discuss and…

Commission attends training session in Columbia

COLUMBIA-Barton County Commissioners Mike Davis, Dennis Wilson, and Jeff Tucker attended the annual training session in Columbia, February 12-14, sponsored by the County Commissioners Association of Missouri (CCAM). The two…

You can help AOK by sharing their posts on facebook

If you have seen AOK’s recent blog posts, then you already know that the youth at About Our Kids (AOK) have been up to some pretty exciting activities lately. In…

Search warrant leads to arrest, multiple agencies working together

Search warrant leads to arrest, multiple agencies working together

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office announced late Friday, Feb. 7, that the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with the sheriff’s office, C-Net Drug Task Force and the Nevada Police Department…

Barton County leader visits state capitol

Barton County leader visits state capitol

Jeff Hull of Barton County Electric Cooperative in Lamar met with Missouri State Representative Mike Kelley on Monday, Feb. 3 and Tuesday, Feb. 4, during the Eighth Annual Legislative Conference,…

Dr. Moyers participates in Give Kids a Smile Day

Dr. Moyers participates in Give Kids a Smile Day

  Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper   Give Kids a Smile Day is an annual event in which the nation’s dentists provide free oral health care services to thousands of children from…

Public Service Commission files complaint against MGE

JEFFERSON CITY-The staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has filed its report in connection with a natural gas explosion that occurred in Kansas City on February 19, 2013.…

Eldon Cole honored for 50 years with extension

MT. VERNON-Back in 1964, Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston for the World Heavyweight championship, the first Ford Mustang came off the assembly line, the 24th Amendment to the Constitution of…

Bunton to intern for The Lamar Democrat

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   The Lamar Democrat is extremely fortunate this semester to acquire the services of Ben Bunton, a senior Print Journalism major at Missouri State University…

Good Samaritan receives matching grant from Ozarks Food Harvest

Good Samaritan was recently awarded a matching grant from Ozarks Food Harvest to help provide emergency food assistance to community members in need in Barton County. The fundraising period began…