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Grant awarded to raze Gilkey building, but . . .

Grant awarded to raze Gilkey building, but . . .

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The city of Lamar has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant, emergency situation, to raze four buildings occupying the corner environs of…

Narcotics, firearms seized following search warrant

On Friday, April 11, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office and the Jasper County Drug Task Force served a search warrant in the 1200…

Dr. Carroll honored for 60 years of Rotary service

Dr. Carroll honored for 60 years of Rotary service

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   Last week Brian Brewer stopped by the Democrat to see if someone could cover Rotary the following week as Dr. Thomas Carroll was…

First Street overpass project to begin week of April 21

LAMAR-Work is scheduled to begin the week of April 21 to build an overpass across I-49/U.S. 71, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Work crews of the prime…

Lamar Police Dept. report

The following calls were made by the Lamar Police Department:   * A theft was reported to have occurred April 8 in the area south of the lagoon, in the…

Council grants temporary caterer permit to country club

LAMAR-The Lamar City Council met in a hastily called special meeting, April 14, to approve a temporary caterer permit for the Lamar Country Club. The country club will cater the…

Coin business honors National Coin Week

MINDENMINES-In honor of National Coin Week 2014, In God We Trust LLC is coordinating a collectible coin release in the month of April. Throughout the month of April, collectible U.S.…

Followup of Liberal audit finds progress has been made

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LIBERAL-A three-person team from the Office of the Missouri State Auditor met with Liberal Mayor Jimmy Smith and three members of the…

Midwest Hardware closes doors

Midwest Hardware closes doors

By BEN BUNTON   Lamar Democrat   Midwest Hardware and Rental closed their doors for good on Friday, April 11. The business, owned and operated by Bill and Katherine Miles,…

Speaker Tim Jones addresses Barton County Lincoln Days

On Saturday, April 12, Speaker Tim Jones served as keynote speaker for the annual Barton County Lincoln Days gathering. “I am honored that the Barton County Republicans asked me to…