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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…

18th Street bridge remains closed

18th Street bridge remains closed

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Lots of concrete was poured, late last week, but the 18th Street bridge on Gulf remains closed. City Administrator Lynn Calton says it should be open in…

Good Samaritan Shop experiences change and growth

Good Samaritan Shop experiences change and growth

The last year has been one of change and growth for The Good Samaritan Shop. Throughout the year food drives and donations have helped provide food and clothing, as well…

Time to treat henbit and chickweed in wheat fields

LAMAR-Now is the time to treat for henbit and chickweed according to Jill Scheidt, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Herbicides are most effective when applied to weeds…