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Christmas lighting contest winners announced

Christmas lighting contest winners announced

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Lamar Community Betterment judged residential Christmas lighting, December 16, and produced a list of winners different from last year. That is a…

CDC discusses diesel services business coming to Lamar Heights

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The monthly meeting of the board of directors of the Barton County Community Development Corporation (CDC) focused on a new business that will…

Tucker recognized by Salvation Army

Tucker recognized by Salvation Army

The Good Samaritan Shop would like to congratulate Polly Tucker on her Certificate of Achievement and recognition by the Salvation Army for eight years as a bell ringer. She received…

Fire causes major damage

The Lamar Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 307 E. 6th St., in Lamar, at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The structure is owned by Clyde…

American Red Cross volunteers recognized for service

American Red Cross volunteers recognized for service

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger The American Red Cross recognized three ladies on Monday afternoon, Dec. 16, for their years of dedicated service. Nell Finley Voorhees was recognized for over 50 years…

In God We Trust LLC announces collectors show

MINDENMINES-Dave Sorrick of In God We Trust LLC has announced the dates and locations of the Original Collectors Show for 2014. The multi-hobby collectors event will make stops in Parsons,…

Council wrestles with nuisance structures

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Lamar City Council’s monthly meeting, Monday night, was dominated by debate, discussion, and frustration over nuisance structures. Condemnation hearings were held on…

Irwin Christmas light display

Irwin Christmas light display

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper There is no countywide Christmas lighting contest, but if there were, David and Linda Driggs of Irwin would likely have a solid claim on first place. Their…

Natural gas line break handled safely at Lamar Middle School

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The accidental puncture of a natural gas line in the construction area at Lamar Middle School just before noon, Friday, prompted the orderly…

Community Health Needs Assessment results are in

Barton County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) collected public health data in the Fall of 2013 to help identify the major health gaps throughout Barton County. The information was gathered through an…