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Lamar R-I begins Phase 2 building project

Lamar R-I begins Phase 2 building project

The Lamar R-I School District has officially started Phase 2 of the building project. Phase 2 will include the demolition of the 1936 building, the final piece to becoming an…

Chambers welcomes Shelter Insurance agent

Chambers welcomes Shelter Insurance agent

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Shelter Insurance Agent Kathleen Oglesby of Sheldon as a new member with a ribbon cutting/social event held October 28. After speaking with Oglesby she…

Tremendous progress over last six months reported by BCMH

Chairperson Karen Wegener called the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees to order on October 29. Other members present were Jill Purinton, Tom Shaw, Mike Vaughan and Mike Buchanan.…

A servant of Missourians and an independent thinker

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer       My first encounter with Ike Skelton was in 1970 when he ran for the Missouri Senate. I lived in Sedalia where…

County officials attend MAC Conference

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   OSAGE BEACH-The 42nd annual conference of the Missouri Association of Counties (MAC), October 20-22 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, drew a large crowd of attendees…

Village of Burgess disincorporated

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   BURGESS-Following the procedure specified in the Revised Statutes of Missouri, section 80.580, a completed petition to disincorporate the village of Burgess was presented…

Helpings Hands has successful food drive

Helpings Hands has successful food drive

Helpings Hands from the Lamar Seventh Day Adventist Church, along with the 4-H and Boy Scouts, held a successful food drive for the Good Samaritan recently, with 1800 items collected.…

Allen brothers arrested

On Friday, Oct. 25, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Barton County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to a burglary in process two miles north of Iantha. A minor child was at the…

The struggle to protect public employee retirement systems and benefits

Less than a year ago, the Wall Street Journal alerted its national readership about what was happening in Rhode Island. The paper noted that Rhode Island’s rollback of public employee…

Dade County Commission meets with circuit clerk regarding e-filing

GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met for an evening session on October 7. They spoke with Treasurer/Collector Rod O’Connor regarding the follow up audit. The commission also traveled to check on…