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PSC approves increase in KCP&L-GMO fuel adjustment charge

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed on July 7 by KCP&L-Greater Missouri Operations Company to increase the fuel adjustment charge on the monthly bills of…

Clarification

In the city council story in the August 27 edition of the Democrat, it was reported that Michelle McCarter was appointed to the park board, which was correct. However, she…

Ozark Fall Farmfest is on the horizon

Temperatures are getting cooler and the days are getting shorter as signaling the Ozark Fall Farmfest¬†is on the horizon and will be here soon. The 35th annual Ozark Fall Farmfest…

Free cancer screening in Pittsburg, Kan.

PITTSBURG, Kan.- Pittsburg Masonic Lodge No. 187 will host a free cancer screening from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, on Saturday, Sept. 13. The screening will be held at Via…

Amendment 1, Right to Farm, to have statewide recount

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has ordered a statewide recount of ballots cast in the August 5 election on Constitutional Amendment 1, the…

Barton County per capita income ranks in middle of surrounding counties

Compared to the surrounding Missouri counties, Barton County ranks in the middle in per capita income and next to last in population. In a study made by the Missouri Economic…

Submissions open for Lamar Free Fair memory book

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Democrat will be publishing its Lamar Free Fair memory book in the near future. While the Democrat staff was kept busy taking pictures…

Jasper man named in kidnapping

JASPER-A Jasper man was charged Monday, Aug. 25 with kidnapping, second degree domestic assault and violation of a protection order in connection with an incident that occurred the weekend before…

Veterans interested in farming can get help from MU Extension

COLUMBIA-University of Missouri Extension and the AgrAbility Project are reaching out to returning veterans who have an interest in farming. Karen Funkenbusch, MU Extension safety specialist, said the second in…

Are you a safe walker or bike rider?

By RONALD E. HAGER Chief of Police Lamar Police Department I have, for the past several months of this year, began to enjoy the pleasures of walking about the community…