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November average in temperature, deficient in moisture

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-November exited the scene after a very average performance in temperature. A statistical average, that is. The mean temperature for the month was…

Barton County loses 110 jobs from August to October, surrounding counties gain

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-When statistics began to flow once again from the Bureau of Labor Statistics after the federal government shutdown, some surprising figures appeared for…

First Baptist Church holds annual Thanksgiving dinner

First Baptist Church holds annual Thanksgiving dinner

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger The First Baptist Church in Lamar held its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28. Approximately 475 meals were served to the large crowd on hand,…

BCMH Board discussion centers on finances

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees met for their monthly meeting on November 25. Chairperson Karen Wegener called the meeting to order. Other members present were Jill Purinton,…

Lamar Enterprises receives grant to expand recycling program

Lamar Enterprises receives grant to expand recycling program

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   richardcooper@lamardemocrat.com   LAMAR-Lamar Enterprises has been very much into recycling, which includes paper, cardboard, aluminum, tin, clothing, plastics, and now moving into…

Golden City receives grant plus loan for wastewater treatment system

Golden City receives grant plus loan for wastewater treatment system

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   richardcooper@lamardemocrat.com   GOLDEN CITY-Golden City Mayor Henry Lopez proudly observed, “We’ll have the only sewage treatment system in Barton County. The other…

Water conservation issues discussed at Dade County Commission meeting

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met November 18, 9 a.m., with Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Western Commissioner David Rusch, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell and…

Dade County Commission goes over mitigation plan

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the meeting to order. Others present…

Ordinance committee to recommend tighter rules on manufactured homes

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-There are two types of home structures currently being produced, other than custom built homes. They are manufactured and modular homes. Modular…

Engineering firm submits preliminary plans for bridge

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Preliminary plans for a replacement bridge on Northwest 100th Road were submitted to the Barton County Commission at their weekly meeting, November 25.…