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Council considers improving Gulf, changes in house trailer ordinance

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Lamar City Council awarded a contract for removal of the bridge at 18th and Gulf and listened to a plan to…

Increase in Empire’s fuel adjustment charge approved

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by the Empire District Electric Company to increase the fuel adjustment charge on the monthly bills of its electric…

Peterson Outdoor Ministries provides recreational therapy for wounded warriors

With the help of an army of dedicated volunteers, Peterson Outdoor Ministries has offered to Wounded Warriors, disabled veterans, and youth with terminal illnesses an opportunity to participate in outdoor…

Chamber’s “Shop Where Your Heart Is” contest nears end

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   DEMOCRAT-The Barton County Chamber of Commerce’s “Shop Where Your Heart Is, Buy Local” campaign is nearing the finish line, which is midnight, November…

Barton County 4-H holds 54th Annual Recognition Banquet

Barton County 4-H holds 54th Annual Recognition Banquet

The 54th Annual Barton County 4-H Recognition Banquet was held Friday, Nov. 8, at the Lamar United Methodist Church Family Life Center. 4-H Teen Leader President Hannah Moyer welcomed 135…

Photoartdb Arts & Consulting to hold grand opening celebration

GOLDEN CITY- On Saturday, Nov. 23, Photoartdb Arts & Consulting will open a holiday oriented portrait studio booth inside Sherry’s Store at 521 Main Street in Golden City. The grand…

Thorco presents $500 check to Golden City Fire Dept.

Thorco presents $500 check to Golden City Fire Dept.

Mark Long from Thorco presented a $500 check to the Golden City Fire Department. The donation, along with donations from C-Mac, Fast Eddie’s, LBT and Isenhower Lumber, helped purchase fire…

Accident report

According to a Missouri Highway Patrol report, a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu being driven by Austin M Potter, 20, Lamar, received minor damage when he struck the curb after making a…

Urban Forester Jon Skinner speaks with park board regarding trees

Lamar’s city parks are known for expansive areas with lots of trees. In an effort to make sure that trees continue to be a central highlight of the park, the…

Nutrition educators help out at Ozarks Food Harvest

Nutrition educators help out at Ozarks Food Harvest

Nutrition educators and staff with the University of Missouri’s Family Nutrition Education Program spent Monday afternoon at Ozarks Food Harvest, helping pack 8,726 pounds of food that provided 7,272 meals…