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Representative of Senator Roy Blunt to meet with constituents

A member of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will be in Lamar, Monday, Aug. 24, to meet with anyone who has a question or concern with the federal government. Field…

It’s official, Access Family Clinic coming to Lamar

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The wait for a federal grant to allow the opening of a new medical clinic in Lamar is over. On August 11, the Department…

Little House tour visits Lamar

Little House tour visits Lamar

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-A small tour group that features visits to locations appearing in the Little House series of children’s books by Laura Ingalls Wilder was in…

PSC sets deadline for intervention in new MGE surcharge request

JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) has filed another application with the Missouri Public Service Commission to increase the infrastructure system replacement surcharge. The commission approved an increase on May 13…

Strengthen your local nonprofits with MU Extension Community Development specialists

LAMAR-Community Development specialists with University of Missouri Extension are available to provide education, coaching, and training for non-profits. “Non-profits are often are the backbone of civic life in our communities,”…

Cleveland to perform at Grand Ole Opry

Cleveland to perform at Grand Ole Opry

Alexandria Cleveland will perform with Nation’s Top High School Musicians on Historic Grand Ole Opry House Stage with NAfME’s All-National Honor Choir on October 28. Alex, a senior at Lamar…

Hecradon graduates basic training

Army Guard Pvt. Trenton J. Hecradon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training the soldier studied the Army mission, history,…

Barton County Chamber highlights Dairy Queen

Barton County Chamber highlights Dairy Queen

From Orange Julius, to delicious chili dogs and those amazing chicken strip baskets… and who could ever forget a tasty Blizzard with all your favorite fixings – Dairy Queen has…

Overpass on U.S. 160 slated for repairs

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-On July 31, electronic message boards were put in place on U.S. 160 declaring a 20-ton weight limit on a portion of the highway…

Final steps toward building two replacement bridges

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Pre-construction conferences for replacing two bridges in Barton County were held before the Barton County Commission, August 10. Both are BRO bridges, which are…