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MGE seeks to increase infrastructure surcharge

JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to increase the infrastructure system replacement surcharge on the bills of its natural gas…

Safety during power outages

The following is provided by the office of the State Fire Marshall, a division of the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The loss of power and heat for extended periods,…

Voice of Democracy winners recognized

Voice of Democracy winners recognized

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper   VFW Post 3691 honored winners of its annual Voice of Democracy essay contest, December 8. Contestants from grades 9-12 wrote on the topic “What I am…

Tiger Pride buses transport fans to St. Louis

Tiger Pride buses transport fans to St. Louis

Three Lamar Bank & Trust Tiger Pride buses transported 168 dedicated fans to the state championship football game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Friday, Nov. 29.…

Decision on contractor for Golden City waste water plant delayed

GOLDEN CITY-Due to delays caused by the extended Thanksgiving weekend, final paperwork had not been completed in time to award the contract for a new waste water treatment plant when…

Horner & Shifrin selected for bridge work in Barton County

SPRINGFIELD-Horner & Shifrin was selected bythe Barton County Commission to provide preliminary and final design, right-of-way plans and construction inspection services for two bridge replacement projects. Bridge No. 3920002 carries…

Hanley graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Kieran S. Hanley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in…

Correction on Young Miss Merry Christmas picture

Correction on Young Miss Merry Christmas picture

Caitlin True, sponsored by Barton County Electric Coop, was a contestant in the Young Miss Merry Christmas Pageant that was held Saturday, Dec. 7, in Thiebaud Auditorium. In the listing…

Barton County retired teachers hold Christmas banquet, also discuss perceived threats to Missouri public education

Barton County retired teachers hold Christmas banquet, also discuss perceived threats to Missouri public education

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Retired Educators of the Barton County Area (REBCA) met at noon, December 4, in the Law Chapel of the Lamar United…

Lamar Democrat to be delivered to every household in Barton County

The Lamar Democrat will be trying something different come Wednesday, Dec. 18. They will be doing a complete saturation of every home in Barton County. Lockwood will also be included…