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Study to be made of low gas pressure at generator plant

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Ray Blakely of Blakely and Associates Consulting Engineers of Chillicothe told the Lamar City Council, Monday night, there is a drop in…

County line bridge replacement project moving toward bid phase

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The first of four aging county bridges to be replaced by the Barton County Commission has taken a significant step toward becoming a…

Kyle Berry retires from assessor’s office

Kyle Berry retires from assessor’s office

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-St. Patrick’s Day was a festive day around the Barton County Courthouse, not because it was the day of Irish tradition, but…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: I am looking for the family of my cousin, Evelyn Shockey. I haven’t been able to contact her lately. She has two daughters, Paula Dumm and Sharon Quigley,…

Lamar and Sheldon farmers raise funds for child safety

ST. LOUIS-During a recent Asgrow and DEKALB brands Yield Chasers event, Lamar and Sheldon farmers raised money to aid Farm Safety For Just Kids nonprofit program, while receiving recognition for…

Lamar R-I board of education renews contracts, hears security report

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-March is contract renewal time for the board of education of the Lamar R-I School District. In executive session, March 13, contracts…

Methamphetamines removed from home in Nevada

Methamphetamines removed from home in Nevada

NEVADA-Methamphetamines were seized from a Nevada home Thursday night after a search warrant served by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Police Department. Sheriff Jason Mosher said his…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: I was asking myself the other day, “why should I buy a newspaper?” Everything we hear on the radio, everything we see and hear on the TV is…

Project book for 2014 discussed by Lamar Community Betterment

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   Lamar Community Betterment met at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 12 at the Wolf Building. The meeting was opened by Elaine Davis, with…

Lamar R-1 School Board survey to appear in April 2 edition

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   The Lamar Democrat will be featuring a Lamar R-1 School Board survey in the April 2 edition. A series of five questions have been…