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Governor visits El Dorado Springs to tout early childhood education

EL DORADO SPRINGS-Governor Jay Nixon visited the El Dorado Springs school district, August 12, to announce a new investment through Missouri Start Smart to expand access to quality early childhood…

Barton County of Yesteryear

Barton County of Yesteryear

Lamar woman tells of attending one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates Lamar woman Mary J. Vier was 92 years of age in 1935, and early in her long life she was…

Lamar Band Booster Club dunk tank schedule

The Lamar Band Booster Club will again be offering the community the chance to dunk their favorite “celebrity”! The band booster club is looking forward to this annual event at…

Register before August 21 for Master Gardener classes in Lamar and Greenfield

LAMAR-University of Missouri Extension’s Master Gardener program is an intensive 10-week horticulture course. Master Gardener classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 26 to September 25, with classes in…

Safety tips to ensure a good time at the Lamar Free Fair

By RONALD E. HAGER Lamar Chief of Police Another year has come and gone and it’s fair time in Lamar! The following are some concerns and safety tips that will…

Barton County designated Purple Heart county

Barton County designated Purple Heart county

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Three members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Springfield chapter, were in Lamar, August 11, to present the Barton County Commission with a plaque designating…

Lamar Middle School classes start in new facilities

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-”We are cutting it very close,” said Lamar R-I Superintendent Dr. Zach Harris, commenting on the readiness of the new buildings for classes, which…

Missouri added 13,200 nonfarm jobs in July

JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 13,200 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted data released, August 12, by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The state’s unemployment rate…

Golden City sets tax levy, will increase water connection deposits

GOLDEN CITY-Following a public hearing, the Golden City Board of Aldermen set the property tax levy for the city at just over $0.91 on each $100 of assessed valuation at…

Doylesport Cemetery comes to life thanks to Truman Healthcare

Doylesport Cemetery comes to life thanks to Truman Healthcare

Employees at Truman Healthcare have been attending to the upkeep at Doylesport Cemetery for the last eight years, not only making sure the area is mowed and cleared of debris,…