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Area employment figures mixed for July, Barton County posts slight gain

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-July job numbers took a beating, in Jasper, Dade, and Vernon counties, but Barton and Cedar counties posted slight gains. Barton County…

Structure fire occurs at 1803 Mill

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 1803 Mill at 5:10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18. Danny Burke owns the structure. The fire was reported as…

City council adopts levy for next year

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Following a required public hearing, the Lamar City Council has adopted a tax levy for the coming tax year of $0.9564 on…

Endangered person advisory

Endangered person advisory

The Barton County Sheriff’s Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Golden Ave. and High St.…

Excessive rain plays havoc with Dade County roads

By CAROLYN HEAD   GREENFIELD- The Dade County Commission met Monday, Aug. 5. Present were Randy Daniel, Dallas Maxwell and David Rusch.   Fred Kottmeyer and Max Leeper were present…

Greenfield City Park to replace basketball backboards

GREENFIELD-Mayor Wynes called the Greenfield City Council meeting to order on July 16. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken and those present were Vicki Lollar, Cathy Harrington,…

Paying Barton County real estate and personal property taxes online

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Paying county real estate and personal property taxes has been made more convenient. Collector/Treasurer Barba Parrish says payment can now be made via…

Three injured in two car accident

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a 1997 Toyota Corolla being driven by Joshua M. Saunders, 28, Lamar, was traveling northbound on SW 1st Lane in Lamar when he turned…

Sounding of storm alert siren turned over to the 911 center

LOCKWOOD-Mayor Ellis called the Lockwood City Council meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. Aldermen Alan Olson, Larry Allen and Russ Nentrup answered roll call. Jim Lovercamp…

Redneck Blinds to expand, Polymer-Wood Technologies still pursuing overseas investors

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Redneck Blinds is planning an expansion of its operation at 153 Southeast 1st Lane that will double its production space and will likely…