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Bourne enters not guilty plea, next court date March 17

LAMAR-Bobby Bourne waived his formal arraignment in Barton County Circuit Court, February 19, and entered a not guilty plea to all charges against him. He is charged with child kidnapping,…

Soil Health Workshop scheduled for March 5

The MU Extension Bradford Research Center with hold a Soil Health Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Lamar on Wednesday, March 5, at Thiebuad Auditorium. This workshop will…

A second look at the County Commissioners training session

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Following their return home from the annual training session of the County Commissioners Association of Missouri (CCAM), February 12-14, in Columbia, the Barton…

New bridge being installed

New bridge being installed

Lamar Democrat/Richard  Cooper  Ozark Crane of Springfield prepares to lift a precast portion of a new bridge being installed at 18th & Gulf. The new bridge is part of the…

Stolen firearms recovered, arrests made in burglary case

Stolen firearms recovered, arrests made in burglary case

Ten firearms have been recovered in a burglary the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office responded to Thursday afternoon, Feb. 13. According to Sheriff Jason Mosher, at least 18 firearms along with…

Safety in city park playgrounds main topic of council meeting

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The park board met with the Lamar City Council, Monday night, to discuss ways of making the park’s playgrounds safer for children.…

Trula Cain Memorial Dog Park to open this spring

Trula Cain Memorial Dog Park to open this spring

Gene William Grounds, son of Gene and Becky Grounds, received his Eagle Scout award on January 27. To receive this award Gene had to complete several requirements, the last being…

Lamar Democrat to be delivered to every household in Barton County

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   The Lamar Democrat will do a complete saturation of every home in Barton County, as well as Lockwood, on Wednesday, Feb. 26. This is…

Barton County Rescue and Recovery Group to partnership with Lamar CB

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   A good sized crowd was in attendance at the Lamar Community Betterment meeting held Wednesday, Feb. 12. Lamar CB meets at 12 noon…

Dade County Commission meeting centers around insurance

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commissioners met Monday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David…