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December closes 2013 on a decidedly chilly note

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-December is the first month of winter with the starting date on the 21st in 2013. Although only the final 11 days of…

Pink traffic sign posts? Now we know

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-In early December, the lower 18 inches or so of state traffic signs in Lamar began to sport a coating of pink paint.…

Snowfall puts area in a deep freeze

Snowfall puts area in a deep freeze

Photos for Lamar Democrat by Jarrett Little Despite the frigidly cold temperatures, area sledders took advantage of the recent snowfall by sledding at the dam by the Lamar City Lake.…

Dade County citizens express concern to commission regarding CAFO’s

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at 9 a.m. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Western Commissioner David Rusch, Eastern…

Wireless computer system explained to Dade County Commission

GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. on December 9, 2013. Others in attendance were Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch…

Dade County Extension changes office hours

GREENFIELD- The Dade County MU Extension office changed its hours beginning January 2. New office hours are Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and…

Early filings for area public offices

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   Early filings for public offices to be filled in the April 8 municipal election have been slow to appear, suggesting a large…

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…