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Salary commission rejects COLA

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Concern about the likelihood of additional expenses to be faced by the county budget, the Barton County Salary Commission rejected a motion to…

AOK faces new chapter; Lack of grant award forces downsizing

About Our Kids, Inc, a Barton County youth development service, was notified recently that none of six grant applications submitted in 2013 were awarded, temporarily ending a successful string of…

Lamar resident brings home six medals from world shooting competition

Lamar resident brings home six medals from world shooting competition

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Lee Shaver has been involved in some form of competitive shooting for 40 years or more, long range shooting for 20 years,…

University Extension field scouting report

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields in southwest Missouri on October 13, to prepare this week’s field scouting report. Green stinkbugs…

Correction

In the Barton County Sheriff’s story on the front page of the October 16 Lamar Democrat, part of two paragraphs were omitted, making the story read incorrectly. In the section…

Reminder about the Cold Weather Rule

The Missouri Pubic Service Commission’s Cold Weather Rule will go into effect November 1 and will continue through March 31, 2014. The rule is designed to protect customers from being…

Cheryl Wood appointed to ambulance board

The Barton County Commission has appointed Cheryl Wood to the Barton County Ambulance Board of Directors to replace Jason Banta, who resigned October 8. Wood will complete the remainder of…

Wyatt Earp’s Fallfest draws large crowd

Wyatt Earp’s Fallfest draws large crowd

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce sponsored Wyatt Earp’s Fallfest, formerly known as Apple Days, on Saturday, Oct.12. The festivities took place on the historic Constitution Square in Lamar. The…

Lawrence graduates United States Marine Corps boot camp

Lawrence graduates United States Marine Corps boot camp

Pvt. Heath Garrett Lawrence, 19, Lamar, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., on October 4. Pvt. Lawrence successfully completed 13…

Dimond graduates United States Marine Corps boot camp

Dimond graduates United States Marine Corps boot camp

Pvt. John Laroy Dimond, 18, Lamar, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif., on October 4. Pvt. Dimond successfully completed 13…