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Pat Barr receives Edward Jones award

Pat Barr of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Lamar recently won the firm’s Jim McKenzie Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. “It’s truly an honor…

Ballot issues in August 5 election

Ballot issues in August 5 election By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer There is only one contested race for nomination in the August 5 primary. That is on the Republican…

Veterans Memorial Park dedicated in Golden City

Veterans Memorial Park dedicated in Golden City

GOLDEN CITY-Several citizens joined with the City of Golden City and the Hickman-Owen American Legion Post to dedicate a Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, July 4. The park, located on…

Local saturation of Lamar Democrat to be July 30

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Once again, the Lamar Democrat will appear in every mailbox in Barton County, as well as in Lockwood, on Wednesday, July 30. This issue will…

Another look at Lamar’s oldest cemetery

Another look at Lamar’s oldest cemetery

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-At the May 19, 2014 meeting of the Lamar City Council, one of the bills submitted for payment was $65 for mowing and upkeep…

Double murder suicide in rural Vernon County confirmed

NEVADA-The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the deaths of three people at a rural home just south of Nevada as a double murder suicide. According to a press release…

Lamar Police Department report

The following calls were made during the month of June by the Lamar Police Department: * Contact was made June 1 with Justin Charles Foster, 28, Lamar, at Fastrip. According…

Barton County Sheriff’s Department keeps active

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office took a complaint on Thursday, June 19, of an alleged assault that happened in the Liberal area. At approximately 1 a.m., an investigation was conducted…

Long lived business sign comes down after 64 years

Long lived business sign comes down after 64 years

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-For 58 years, the sign identifying the location of Berry-Moore Furniture graced the Lamar square or very close to it. After the store closed…

Barton County Senior Center celebrates the 4th

Barton County Senior Center celebrates the 4th

Over 50 participants at the Barton County Senior Center celebrated the 4th of July with homemade food, snacks and music. Many of the men pictured in the photo served in…