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Finley Engineering client satisfaction results climb

LAMAR-Finley Engineering, a leader in professional engineering services for the telecom, broadband and energy industries, has released the results of its 2014 Client Satisfaction Survey which revealed satisfaction ratings continue…

Winter grudgingly fades away in April

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The pattern of winterish weather that southwest Missouri endured the first three months of 2014 finally broke in April, but there were enough…

Hartzler “Listening Post” returns to Lamar, May 20

Three months ago (February 24) a field representative for Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler held a Listening Post in Lamar at the Mary K. Finley Library that turned into more of a…

Board of Education accepts resignations, hires replacement

Board of Education accepts resignations, hires replacement In a specially called meeting, May 5, the Lamar R-I Board of Education accepted two staff resignations and approved hiring a replacement for…

How does Barton County stack up against other Missouri counties on unemployment?

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   When unemployment figures were recently released for the month of March, Barton County was shown to have 8.7 percent of its work force…

Dade County Commission reviews health ordinance

GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. on April 21. Others in attendance included Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch and…

Stolen vehicle is recovered in irrigation lake

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Thursday, May 1, from a local farmer that had discovered a vehicle in an irrigation lake. The vehicle was located in…

Rural water district is main topic at Barton County Historical Society

Rural water district is main topic at Barton County Historical Society

By BETH BRISBIN   In August of 1966, a petition was sent to the county court to develop a rural water district. Three years before Richard Lee and many others…

Plan to attend Truman Day, May 10

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   Truman Day will be held Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a full day of entertainment, as well as an educational…

Lamar License Office contract awarded

JEFFERSON CITY-The Office of Administration, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Revenue, has awarded the management contract for the Lamar License Office to Joyce E. Moser in Lamar. All…