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A sales tax for statewide transportation improvements may be in the works

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-A joint resolution is pending in the Missouri House of Representatives (HJR 68) that would place a proposed constitutional amendment on the November…

Miners Hall Museum stands as tribute to America’s energy producers

Miners Hall Museum stands as tribute to America’s energy producers

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   FRANKLIN, Kan.-As you travel north on U.S. 69 from Pittsburg, you will soon encounter the unincorporated community of Franklin. It was once…

Liberal has problems with sunshine law, complaint filed

A complaint has been filed with the office of Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, alleging violations of the state open meetings (sunshine) law by the Liberal City Council. A reply…

Discussion centers around shelter to be constructed at South City Park

Discussion centers around shelter to be constructed at South City Park

LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group met Tuesday, March 25, at the Barton Mutual Community Room, with 16 members present. President Mary Toney presided over the meeting. The minutes of the…

Lamar Masonic Lodge to hold Missouri Child Identification Program

No one wants to think that the unimaginable could happen to them, but according to statistics, nearly 2,000 children are reported missing or abducted each day in the United States.…

Transportation needs discussed by Dade County Commission

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. on March 31. Those present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel Western…

Dade County Commission meets with engineers

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-A special meeting was held April 4 between the Dade County Commission and Great River Associates. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Western…

Empire District seeks to increase its fuel adjustment charge

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

State auditor to follow up on changes recommended in Liberal audit

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LIBERAL-Representatives of State Auditor Thomas Schweich will be in Liberal, Monday afternoon, April 14, to follow up on action taken to correct deficiencies found…

Receive a free $10 gift card plus tips to shopping healthier on a budget

LAMAR-University of Missouri Extension will reach out to the community to provide a guided Grocery Store Tour to Help Families Buy Healthy and Affordable Foods. Cooking Matters at the Store…