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Long lived business sign comes down after 64 years

Long lived business sign comes down after 64 years

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-For 58 years, the sign identifying the location of Berry-Moore Furniture graced the Lamar square or very close to it. After the store closed…

Barton County Senior Center celebrates the 4th

Barton County Senior Center celebrates the 4th

Over 50 participants at the Barton County Senior Center celebrated the 4th of July with homemade food, snacks and music. Many of the men pictured in the photo served in…

Report shows that BCMH gives great care

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees met June 23, with the meeting being called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener. Other members of the board present were Jill…

Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association to hold show

The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will be sponsoring the 29th Annual Summer Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia and Collectibles Show at the Carthage Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison (Hwy. 571),…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: Whoever stole my cart off of my car porch at 1108 Grand, please return it. I need it. Just leave it under the porch and no questions will…

Metropolitan National Bank announces promotions

Metropolitan National Bank announces promotions

SPRINGFIELD-It is with great pleasure that Metropolitan National Bank announces the promotions of three standout talents: Justin Wolfe, promoted from AVP to vice president; Tiffany McClain, promoted from officer to…

Scholarship prize added to fair queen contest

Scholarship prize added to fair queen contest

Rotary International Club of Lamar has announced a change to its annual Lamar Fair Queen Pageant. In addition to the winner being able to represent their hometown at state level…

Special response team raids house, two people arrested

NEVADA-Two wanted felons were arrested early Wednesday morning, July 2, after a search warrant was served in Nevada. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, sheriff’s…

Hartzler visits Barton County Electric Co-op

Hartzler visits Barton County Electric Co-op

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler was in Lamar, July 2, for her second visit in five days. This time, her attention was centered on…

An ideal June with abundant rains

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-June of 2014 has passed into the weather record books as one of the most ideal in years. Not too hot, not too cool,…