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Bid accepted from Mapping Solutions

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. on April 13. Those present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner…

Bristol Manor certified as “Deficiency Free” in 2014

Bristol Manor of Lamar, a local residential care facility and member of Missouri Assisted Living Association, was awarded the Certificate of Excellence, certifying that the facility was “Deficiency Free” in…

Liberal Area Civic Group discusses Prairie Days

LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at the Barton Mutual Community Room. Eleven members were present at 7 p.m., when President Mary…

Best in the community celebrated by Barton County Chamber

Best in the community celebrated by Barton County Chamber

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce held its 21st Annual Awards Banquet, themed “Barton County Black Tie Affair” on Friday, April 17, at Memorial Hall in Lamar. This year’s banquet…

How are we doing on household income here in southwest Missouri?

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer We have examined personal income in Missouri in previous articles, mainly as per capita income. This time, we shall examine household income, which combines…

Consumer price index and inflation for February

JEFFERSON CITY-The average cost of a market basket of goods and services in the United States increased 0.2 percent in February, according to MERIC, the Missouri Economic Research and Information…

LHS football team seniors surprise Coach Scott Bailey

LHS football team seniors surprise Coach Scott Bailey

Melody Metzger/Lamar Democrat The Lamar High School football team seniors presented Coach Scott Bailey with a framed poster, commemorating the partnership that was forged in order to accomplish four years…

Lopez resigns as mayor of Golden City

GOLDEN CITY-Citing increased medical problems, Henry Lopez has resigned as mayor of Golden City. He submitted a letter of resignation at the meeting of the board of aldermen, April 6.…

Community Fund board members attend training in Springfield

Community Fund board members attend training in Springfield

The annual Affiliate Conference, a highlight of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ year, took place Tuesday, April 21, at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield. The conference brought…

Job numbers decline in area in March

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Job numbers for March edged downward in four of the five counties that the Democrat tracks, according to figures released by the Missouri…