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Barton County Chamber welcomes Old Geezers Classic Car Show

Barton County Chamber welcomes Old Geezers Classic Car Show

During the October 12 Wyatt Earp’s Fallfest 2013 on the historic downtown Lamar square, Old Geezers Classic Car Show was officially welcomed into the Barton County Chamber of Commerce under…

Trula Cain Memorial Dog Park to become a reality

Trula Cain Memorial Dog Park to become a reality

Thanks to contributions of local citizens and businesses, Eagle Scout candidate Gene W. Grounds has completed his portion of the city dog park in Lamar. Although the city still has…

Lamar youth take first at MCB Conference

Lamar youth take first at MCB Conference

Twenty-nine communities and 13 individuals were honored at the Missouri Community Betterment (MCB) Conference at Lake Ozark. The awards banquet was the highlight of the 50th annual conference, which assists…

Economic statistics for Barton and Dade counties in 2013

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer       In lieu of September unemployment statistics, delayed indefinitely by the partial shutdown of the federal government, the Democrat will instead review…

Recipes needed for holiday cookbook

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   The Lamar Democrat is working on publishing a holiday cookbook this holiday season and is in need of recipes from area individuals.…

Preliminary hearing date set for Bourne

Following a brief hearing in Barton County Circuit Court, October 22, Bobby Bourne was given a date of January 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. for a preliminary hearing. At that…

Storage of hay bales a possible fire hazard in Greenfield

GREENFIELD-Mayor Wynes called the Greenfield City Council meeting to order at 7 p.m. on October 1. Roll call followed the Pledge of Allegiance. City Clerk Cathy Harrington was absent due…

Crop reporting deadline is fast approaching

The Barton County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) would like to remind producers that the annual crop certification deadlines are quickly approaching. For all hay, pasture and wheat, this is…

Barton County Farm Bureau announces Clean Stall Award winners

Barton County Farm Bureau announces Clean Stall Award winners

The Barton County Farm Bureau sponsored the Clean Stall Award during the Lamar Free Fair. Pictured are, back row, left to right, Gary Smith, Rick Morgan and Rocky McCulloch; front…

Barton County “growth building” fund is being addressed

Barton County “growth building” fund is being addressed

The need for a Barton County “growth building” fund is being addressed by volunteer-based steering committee. With the realization that a plan is needed to keep Barton County’s assets in…