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Common Core State Standards excoriated in Lamar meeting

Common Core State Standards excoriated in Lamar meeting

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-An education reform movement known as Common Core State Standards was the center of attention and critical review at a meeting, Thursday…

Extension celebrates 100 years

Extension celebrates 100 years

By BEN BUNTON Lamar Democrat   The Barton County Extension Council Annual Meeting took place on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Lamar First Baptist Church. The swearing in of new…

First filings for August 5 primary

The filing period for the August 5 primary opened February 25 and will close at 5 p.m., March 25. The first day saw five incumbents, all Republicans, file for their…

Independent Diesel Services coming to the area

Independent Diesel Services coming to the area

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Soon to be the home of Independent Diesel Services, just south of Longhorn Produce in Lamar Heights. The metal building out of which the business will operate…

Expansion of Medicaid will have positive effect at BCMH

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees met February 24, with the meeting being called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener. Other members present were Wendy Duvall, CEO; Michelle…

Lamar moving toward becoming Work Ready Community

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Barton County Community Development Corporation (CDC) has received a letter of validation from the Missouri Department of Economic Development signifying its participation…

Baldridge injured in one vehicle accident

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report a one vehicle accident occurred at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, on SW 50th Rd., seven miles south of Liberal, when…

BCMH to host education session/enrollment event as deadline for Marketplace Enrollment looms

LAMAR- With the March 31 deadline for enrolling in Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace plans quickly approaching, Barton County Memorial Hospital, part of the Cover Missouri Coalition, announced a free upcoming…

Hartzler listening post tries different format

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Visits by field representatives of U.S. senators and congressmen to gain input from constituents is usually conducted on a one-on-one basis. Unfortunately, only…

Rep. Mike Kelley welcomes 4H group and job shadow to state capitol

Rep. Mike Kelley welcomes 4H group and job shadow to state capitol

JEFFERSON CITY- A group of 4-H students participating in the annual 4-H Legislative Academy recently received a private guided tour of the state capitol courtesy of state Rep. Mike Kelley,…