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Transportation needs discussed by Dade County Commission

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. on March 31. Those present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel Western…

Dade County Commission meets with engineers

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-A special meeting was held April 4 between the Dade County Commission and Great River Associates. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Western…

Empire District seeks to increase its fuel adjustment charge

JEFFERSON CITY-The Empire District Electric Company has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to increase the fuel adjustment charge on the bills of its electric customers. Empire…

State auditor to follow up on changes recommended in Liberal audit

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LIBERAL-Representatives of State Auditor Thomas Schweich will be in Liberal, Monday afternoon, April 14, to follow up on action taken to correct deficiencies found…

Receive a free $10 gift card plus tips to shopping healthier on a budget

LAMAR-University of Missouri Extension will reach out to the community to provide a guided Grocery Store Tour to Help Families Buy Healthy and Affordable Foods. Cooking Matters at the Store…

Saucer Magnolias are in full bloom

Saucer Magnolias are in full bloom

Photo courtesy of Doris Woods The Saucer Magnolias are in full bloom on the west side of the Barton County Courthouse lawn.  …

Two people arrested after search warrant served in Nevada

NEVADA-Two people were booked into the Vernon County Jail Tuesday afternoon, April 1, on charges stemming from a search warrant that was served on North Oak St. in Nevada last…

March was both lamb and lion, and short on moisture

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The month of March bore characteristics of both the lamb and the lion, but looking back on the month, it’s hard to deny…

BCMH posts $717,041 financial gain in 2013

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees were called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener on Monday, March 24. Other members present were Jill Purinton, Tom Shaw, Mike Vaughan…

Lamar Democrat to hold open house

An open house will be held Thursday, April 17, 12 noon to 1 p.m., at the permanent location of the Lamar Democrat, 100 E. 11th St. A ribbon cutting will…