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Two people arrested after search warrant served in Nevada

NEVADA-Two people were booked into the Vernon County Jail Tuesday afternoon, April 1, on charges stemming from a search warrant that was served on North Oak St. in Nevada last…

March was both lamb and lion, and short on moisture

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The month of March bore characteristics of both the lamb and the lion, but looking back on the month, it’s hard to deny…

BCMH posts $717,041 financial gain in 2013

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees were called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener on Monday, March 24. Other members present were Jill Purinton, Tom Shaw, Mike Vaughan…

Lamar Democrat to hold open house

An open house will be held Thursday, April 17, 12 noon to 1 p.m., at the permanent location of the Lamar Democrat, 100 E. 11th St. A ribbon cutting will…

Lamar Police Dept. report

The following calls were made by the Lamar Police Department:   * A complaint was made March 18 about a customer who had allegedly exposed himself to a clerk at…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a two vehicle accident occurred at 5:02 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, ½ mile west of Carthage on I-49, when a 1995 Jeep…

Unclaimed and surplus property sale nets county $14,000

The Barton County maintenance and equipment barn on Northeast 15th Lane was the site of an auction, March 29, of unclaimed and surplus property that the county has accumulated over…

Barton County loses 65 jobs in February, unemployment rate to 8.5 percent

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-A cold and blustery February delayed many construction projects in southwest Missouri resulting in widespread layoffs. Barton County was one of the…

Accident reports

A two vehicle accident occurred at 8:18 a.m. on Friday, March 28, one mile south of Lamar on Hwy. KK, when a 2006 Ford Escape being driven by Kathy L.…

Golden City subject apprehended for outstanding warrants

On Monday, March 24, Barton County Sheriff deputies and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper responded to Golden City in reference to a report of a man acting suspicious, looking…