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Utility committee recommends increasing water and sewer rates

LAMAR-Facing an annual loss of just over $55,500 in water billings, the Lamar City Council’s Utility Committee will recommend to the full council a two-year phase-in of higher rates. Water…

MGE seeks to add system replacement surcharge to bills

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

Lamar Police Department report

The following calls were made during the month of July by the Lamar Police Department. * An off duty officer traveling across the Lamar square on July 1 witnessed a…

Angus Foundation Scholarships awarded

Angus Foundation Scholarships awarded

These junior members received a $1000 scholarship at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 11 in Indianapolis, Ind. Pictured front row from left are Milford Jenkins,…

Moyer on first place quiz bowl team

Moyer on first place quiz bowl team

These Missouri junior members won first place in the senior division of the quiz bowl at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 11 in Indianapolis, Ind.…

Moyer on second place sales team

Moyer on second place sales team

These Missouri junior members won second place in the senior division of team sales at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony, July 11 in Indianapolis, Ind. Pictured…

Median household income, Barton County and elsewhere

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer A mass of information comes from the U.S. Census Bureau. From that raw data, much can be learned about the society in which we…

Scout for striped blister beetles

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Striped blister beetles, which can be toxic to horses, are being seen in high numbers in alfalfa in some areas of the state, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist…

From 4-H to FFA to Best of Show

From 4-H to FFA to Best of Show

By RICHARD COOPER Three Barton County youngsters started out together in 4-H at the age of eight in the Learn A Do Club. They became close friends and showed livestock…

Two vehicle accident leaves two dead

A two vehicle accident occurred at 1:32 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on I-49, one mile north of Sheldon when…