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Allen brothers arrested

On Friday, Oct. 25, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Barton County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to a burglary in process two miles north of Iantha. A minor child was at the…

The struggle to protect public employee retirement systems and benefits

Less than a year ago, the Wall Street Journal alerted its national readership about what was happening in Rhode Island. The paper noted that Rhode Island’s rollback of public employee…

Dade County Commission meets with circuit clerk regarding e-filing

GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met for an evening session on October 7. They spoke with Treasurer/Collector Rod O’Connor regarding the follow up audit. The commission also traveled to check on…

Chamber attends conference in Reno, Nevada

Chamber attends conference in Reno, Nevada

Barton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Astra Ferris and DeAnna Ross attended the 2013 Chamber Nation conference in Reno, Nevada this past week. The conference is for chambers of commerce…

Follow up meeting of auditors held with Dade County Commission

GREENFIELD-Those present at 9 a.m. for the Monday, Oct. 7 meeting of the Dade County Commission were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Western Commissioner David Rusch and Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell.…

OATS Transportation service continues into Autumn

By DORRIS MAYFIELD   Enjoy the shades of Autumn with its superb color change of crowning glory! Southwest Region OATS continues the opportunity of providing transportation service for medical and…

Barton County Chamber welcomes Old Geezers Classic Car Show

Barton County Chamber welcomes Old Geezers Classic Car Show

During the October 12 Wyatt Earp’s Fallfest 2013 on the historic downtown Lamar square, Old Geezers Classic Car Show was officially welcomed into the Barton County Chamber of Commerce under…

Trula Cain Memorial Dog Park to become a reality

Trula Cain Memorial Dog Park to become a reality

Thanks to contributions of local citizens and businesses, Eagle Scout candidate Gene W. Grounds has completed his portion of the city dog park in Lamar. Although the city still has…

Lamar youth take first at MCB Conference

Lamar youth take first at MCB Conference

Twenty-nine communities and 13 individuals were honored at the Missouri Community Betterment (MCB) Conference at Lake Ozark. The awards banquet was the highlight of the 50th annual conference, which assists…

Economic statistics for Barton and Dade counties in 2013

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer       In lieu of September unemployment statistics, delayed indefinitely by the partial shutdown of the federal government, the Democrat will instead review…