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Two vehicle accident leaves two dead

A two vehicle accident occurred at 1:32 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on I-49, one mile north of Sheldon when…

Summer heat tips, and how are we doing so far?

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-We are rapidly approaching the midst of summer, and it appears this year that the hottest weather may still lie ahead. Therefore, some tips…

Con-way Truckload donates $3050 to Area Agency on Aging’s nutrition program

JOPLIN-The Area Agency on Aging Region X recently accepted a $3050 donation from Con-way Truckload to help support its nutrition program for seniors in Jasper, Newton, Barton and McDonald counties.…

Good Samaritan calls for donations

Good Samaritan calls for donations

Youth recently aided the Good Samaritan in collecting goods for their food pantry. The food pantry stock is extremely low as the demand for emergency food continues to grow. While…

Founder of Missouri Liberty Project addresses senior citizens

Founder of Missouri Liberty Project addresses senior citizens

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case was a landmark decision that struck a powerful blow in favor of religious…

Liberal Area Civic Group discusses Prairie Days

LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group met Tuesday, July 15, at the Barton Mutual Community Room. Twelve members were present when President Mary Toney called the meeting to order at 7…

City and county will share internet provider when needed

LAMAR-An outage of AT&T internet service on July 17 has resulted in an agreement between the city and the Barton County Commission to share as a backup an internet provider…

Corn crop looking best in years

COLUMBIA, Mo.-“I’ve never seen Missouri corn looking this good,” University of Missouri Extension corn specialist Brent Myers said Tuesday, July 22.In their weekly teleconference on Tuesday, MU Extension agronomy specialists…

Record number enjoys The Lego Movie

Record number enjoys The Lego Movie

Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little A record 505 children viewed The Lego Movie on Wednesday, July 23, at the Plaza Theatre. This picture was taken at the 1:15 p.m. showing. There are…

Ogden presents check

Ogden presents check

Brandon Ogden (left) presents a check for $500 to Lamar Parks and Recreation Director Marsha Doyle. The money was from fireworks sales at the tent located on the Cash Saver…