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“Welcome to Lamar” sign is main topic at community betterment meeting

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Community Betterment Vice President Jill Scheidt called the July 8 meeting to order at 12 noon, at the Wolf Center. Due to the absence…

Barton County now close to Work Ready certification

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-In order to attract new businesses or encourage expansion of existing ones, it is essential that a region have a work force that is…

Lamar Rotary Fair Queen Contest set for August 22

Lamar Rotary Fair Queen Contest set for August 22

The Lamar Rotary Club is proud to announce, in continued commitment to supporting the youth of the community, that they are now offering a scholarship prize to the winner of…

Local saturation of Lamar Democrat to be July 29

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Democrat will once again appear in every mailbox in Barton County, as well as in Lockwood on Wednesday, July 29. This issue will…

Lamar Democrat website is a work in progress

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat An article announcing the major transformation of the Lamar Democrat website ran in the Wednesday, July 1 edition. Unfortunately, at that time it was projected…

Safe room is available at Lamar R-1

A safe room for use by the community has been established at Lamar Middle School, to be used during times of severe weather. The safe room will only be available…

Moyer owns winning heifer at show

Moyer owns winning heifer at show

Photo by Adam Conover, American Angus Association HMM Lady Blackbird 802 won bred-and-owned reserve intermediate champion heifer at the 2015 Missouri Junior Angus Preview Show at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association…

Dining to Donate set for July 15

Dining to Donate, a monthly event to support About Our Kids (AOK), will be held Wednesday, July 15, 11 am. to 1 p.m., at Nathan’s Place, 1005 Gulf St., in…

Ribbon cutting and open house to be held July 30 for In God We Trust LLC

MINDENMINES-Dave Sorrick, owner of In God We Trust LLC, has announced that the Barton County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 30, at 12 noon,…

Barr awarded for exceptional achievement in building client relationships

Pat Barr of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Barton County recently won the firm’s Jim McKenzie Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. “It’s truly an…