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Pursuit leads to arrest

NEVADA-Two people were in custody June 26, following a vehicle pursuit that started in Nevada and ended in a foot chase in Kansas. According to a press release, Vernon County…

Prairie State Park incident reported

An incident occurred at Prairie State Park on Saturday, June 14, when a herbicide was sprayed on approximately 25 acres of remnant native prairie by an independent contractor, destroying native…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 8:10 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, on US 160, six miles east of Lamar, when an eastbound 2008…

Council adopts surplus budget for 2014-15

LAMAR-Following the recommendation of the Public Expenditures (budget) Committee, the Lamar City Council will enter the new fiscal year, which will begin July 1, with a budget containing an estimated…

Items stolen from vehicle in Mindenmines

A report was taken on Sunday, June 8, in regards to items being stolen from a vehicle. The reporting party was at a friend’s house for a short amount of…

Fight occurs in Barton County Jail

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office was in the middle of computer aided court hearings on Tuesday, June 3, when a fight occurred in the booking area. On this particular date…

Sheriff’s office receives complaint of C&I driver

The Barton County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint on Wednesday, June 11, of a careless and imprudent driver in the area of Courtesy Courts on NE 1st Lane. On arrival…

Watts recognized for delivery of superior care

Watts recognized for delivery of superior care

The Hospice Compassus program serving Lamar and surrounding areas recognized Terrelyn Watts during National Nursing Assistant Week, June 13 -20, for providing the highest level of quality hospice care for…

Holt recognized for service to county

Holt recognized for service to county

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat On May 15, 1973, Robert Holt knocked on the door of then Barton County Sheriff Calvin B. Dockery, informing him that he wanted to become…

Luck of the draw nets $1,000 for CPR

Luck of the draw nets $1,000 for CPR

While attending the annual Missouri Bankers Association conference in Branson, Pat O’Neal’s name was drawn to have a donation in the amount of $1,000 made to his charity of choice…