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It’s fair time in Lamar!

By RONALD E. HAGER   Lamar Police Chief   Another year has come and gone and it’s fair time in Lamar! The following are some concerns and safety tips that…

Letter to editor

Letter to editor

Dear Editor:   One dollar is not better than two but one broken bone is sure better than two and the one Lamar Democrat we get now is better than…

How have we fared in the last 12 months?

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   It will be about two weeks before July unemployment figures will be released. In the meantime, it may be appropriate to look at…

Polymer-Wood Technologies still pursuing overseas investment

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Polymer-Wood Technologies (PWT) continues its pursuit of foreign investors in the quest of funds needed to renovate the empty complex of buildings at…

July heat tolerable, extreme heat didn’t happen

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-July has such a reputation for blistering heat that it is always approached with great trepidation by most people. Now that the…

Barton County 4-H youth visit food bank

Barton County 4-H youth visit food bank

Barton County 4-H youth visited the Ozark Harvest Food Bank as a part of the Invest An Acre project. The Barton County 4-H clubs are involved in a community service…

Boyd upset with Dade County Commission regarding bidding penalty

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met Monday, July 22, 9 a.m. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell and Western…

First Christian Church of Lamar team returns from Austria

First Christian Church of Lamar team returns from Austria

A team of four adults from First Christian Church of Lamar recently returned from a work trip to Austria. While there, July 7-19, they served with Training Christians in Ministry…

Sides lining up to sustain or override governor’s veto of tax reduction bill

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   When Governor Jay Nixon vetoed House Bill 253 in early June, it was virtually a foregone conclusion that battle lines would be…

Barton County Shrine Club members are instrumental in helping boy who loses leg in brush hog accident

Barton County Shrine Club members are instrumental in helping boy who loses leg in brush hog accident

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   A six year old boy was air lifted from Hartville to Mercy Hospital in Springfied on Tuesday afternoon, July 16, after falling…