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September Days to be held September 20

LOCKWOOD-September Days will return to Lockwood on Saturday, Sept. 20! Activities begin at 7 a.m., with breakfast being served at the American Legion Hall. The Dade County Health Department will…

Sheep and goat workshop scheduled in Stockton

STOCKTON-University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University are co-hosting a sheep and goat workshop starting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Stockton High School Agriculture Class Room. Topics…

Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Barton County

Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Barton County

LAMAR-Marshall and Heather Miller and daughters of Lamar were among the 110 families honored during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day on August 11. The Millers were selected as…

Commission awards contract for bridge on Southwest 90th Road, despite high bids

LAMAR-A replacement bridge on Southwest 90th Road across Duval Creek will be built by Burk Bridge Company of Brookline, despite a bid price that was nearly $76,500 more than the…

Retired teachers start new school year, begin plans for opposing Amendment 3

Retired teachers start new school year, begin plans for opposing Amendment 3

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Barton County area retired teachers held their first meeting of the 2014-15 school year amid numerous guests. Among the guests was Kari Worsley, who…

Pink Apple 5K and 2-Mile Fun Walk/Run scheduled

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO) will hold a Pink Apple 5K and 2-Mile Fun Walk/Run, in conjunction with the Wyatt Earp Fallfest…

Joplin Walk for ALS scheduled for September 13

The annual Joplin Walk for ALS will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Leonard Park, 4th and Turk. Check in begins at 1 p.m., with the walk starting at 2…

Skeeter clowns around with Lamar students

Skeeter clowns around with Lamar students

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Skeeter the Clown visited children at Lamar Tiger Preschool and East Primary on Tuesday, Sept. 2, as a promotion for the upcoming Culpepper & Merriweather…

Carthage woman adapts to rapid life change with ALS

Carthage woman adapts to rapid life change with ALS

(Editor’s note: Diane Sharits is a proud member of the 1967 class of Lamar High School. She is the daughter of Betty Parrack and sister of Jay Parrack. Diane had…

T.A.T.S. observes 20 years of community service

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Truman Area Transportation Service (T.A.T.S.) will be observing its 20th year of providing rides to the community, by serving cake to the public on Friday,…