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Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2005 Ford Explorer being driven by Natasha M Ruth, 24, Lamar, was traveling west on Hwy. C, one mile east of…

Corn storage challenges farmers this year

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Farmers might be storing this year’s bumper corn crop in unconventional ways while they wait for prices to rise. But this can reduce yield before and after harvest due…

Hope renewed for MRC, VA resolution

By RYAN SQUIBB Lawrence County Record Hope is still alive for the Missouri Rehabilitation Center and veterans administration clinic to stay in Mt. Vernon. City officials were invited recently to…

Bull breeding soundness clinics begin in southwest Missouri

Bull breeding soundness clinics begin in southwest Missouri

MT. VERNON-A word of advice to area cattle producers: it is time to evaluate your bulls for readiness to breed cows in November and December. “Whether you have one bull…

Felts competes in reining competition

Felts competes in reining competition

Blake Felts competed in the Sunflower Slide reining horse competition at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan., on September 13 and 14. The Sunflower Slide is sponsored by the Kansas…

1st Street bridge expansion continues

1st Street bridge expansion continues

Last week the pavement on the 1st Street bridge started well before dawn and lasted into the morning. Bridge decks have to be done continuously and completed, otherwise they would…

Pest activity quiet in southwest Missouri fields this week

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted fields south and west of Lockwood, September 17, for the MU Extension crop scouting program. Scheidt observed…

Hospice Compassus recognizes National Pain Awareness Month

LAMAR-Lamar joins healthcare providers across the U.S. in recognizing September as National Pain Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, chronic pain is the nation’s primary cause…

Missouri cost of living changes little in second quarter of 2014

JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri’s cost of living for the second quarter of 2014 declined fractionally, but slipped one position in the national ranking to 17th lowest in the nation. This was due…

Television documentary reinforces realization of America’s historical illiteracy

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Ken Burns’ enormous documentary, “The Roosevelts, An Intimate History,” stretching over 14 hours on Public Television, has confirmed the shocking and depressing historical illiteracy…