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BCMH Board centers discussion on budgets

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees met December 30, with the meeting called to order by Vice Chairperson Jill Purinton. Other members present were Tom Shaw, Mike Vaughan…

OATS Transportation Service welcomes the new year

By DORRIS MAYFIELD   A happy new year to everyone! Southwest Region OATS continues the opportunity of providing transportation service for medical and personal needs to the Barton and Dade…

Annual Barton County Soils and Crops Conference scheduled for January 23

The annual Barton County Soils and Crops Conference, hosted by the Barton County Soil and Water Conservation District and Barton County MU Extension, will be of great interest to area…

Hartzler Equipment changes name to Heartland Tractor

HARRISONVILLE-Hartzler Equipment Company announces that it is changing the name of the company to Heartland Tractor. Founded in 1977 the farm equipment company has continued to evolve to offer the…

Commission opens bids for miscellaneous road projects for 2014

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Barton County Commission has opened bids for miscellaneous road projects in 2014 and for other needed services. Where bids were received, contracts…

Manger scene to be in usual place next December

Manger scene to be in usual place next December

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-After Christmas Eve church services, I decided to drive to the Lamar square and photograph one of the most enduring and appreciated…

Sukup seminar attended by Seed and Farm Supply employees

Martin Bunton, Jeff Peterson, John Jones and Norman Unruh of Seed and Farm Supply, Inc. recently attended the 2013 Sukup Sales and Service Seminar in Cameron. Many other dealers were…

Lamar Police Department participates in Shop With A Cop 2013

Lamar Police Department participates in Shop With A Cop 2013

By LT. JOHN DAVIS   Lamar Police Department   If you were awakened on December 14 around 7 a.m., to all kinds of sirens sounding along Highway 160 and wondered…

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper   Until a thaw set in Christmas day, most any place in Barton County and surrounding area was a winter wonderland.…

Seasonal visitors

Seasonal visitors

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper     Lamar City Lake has been a favorite resting place for migrating geese for many years. When the left photo was taken, December 26, approximately a…