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Housel impresses at Barton County Strength Club

Housel impresses at Barton County Strength Club

A few weeks ago Barton County Strength Club had set out to add another way to help their members live a healthier life through a nutrition challenge. During this challenge…

Hartzler visits Lamar and methane generator plant

Hartzler visits Lamar and methane generator plant

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler is a candidate for re-election, but her visit to Lamar on October 30 appeared to be more of a fact…

PSC sets hearing schedule on Empire’s request for rate increase

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the hearing schedule for Empire District Electric Company’s request for an increase in rates. Formal evidentiary hearings are scheduled for April 6-10…

Physical therapy department honored

Physical therapy department honored

On October 29, the Barton County Health Department/Home Health Agency honored their physical therapy department with a luncheon. The BCHD Home Health Physical Therapy Department has one full time physical…

Hartzler schedules listening post for Barton County

A quarterly listening post has been scheduled by Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler for Monday, Nov. 10, in the Mary K. Finley in Lamar. The host will be Cole Karr from Hartzler’s…

Lamar PD prepares for eighth annual “Shop With A Cop”

By LT. JOHN DAVIS Lamar Police Department The officers at the Lamar Police Department and their spouses are preparing for the eighth annual Lamar Police Department “Shop With A Cop”.…

Beware of phone scam

By RONALD E. HAGER Lamar Chief of Police Beware of the scam! Recently the Lamar Police Department received calls from citizens of the community relating that they had received a…

Dade County Commission questions health department food ordinances

GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. on September 29. Others in attendance were Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch and…

A night on the town

A night on the town

JOPLIN-The staff and families of the Lamar Democrat, a veteran colleague from the Greenfield Vedette, and two representatives from the corporation that owns both newspapers, enjoyed an evening together, October…

Truck, train crash west of Lockwood

Truck, train crash west of Lockwood

By CLETIS MCCONNELL Greenfield Vedette reporter A 66-year-old Lockwood man was seriously injured at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in a train-truck crash on County Road 41, one mile west…