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Employment numbers mixed as labor force expands

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-June employment figures from Barton County and the four adjoining Missouri counties were decidedly mixed. All five counties saw the size…

Polymer-Wood Technologies stays on course

Polymer-Wood Technologies stays on course

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The CEO of Polymer-Wood Technologies, Evan Daniels, and his colleagues have been following a busy schedule meeting with major industrial door manufacturers…

Progress report on new runway

Progress report on new runway

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper A worker drives a stake to mark what will become the center line of Lamar Municipal Airport’s new 4,000 foot runway. The contractor for the project is…

“The rest of the story” of the Lamar sign at the Sign Post Forest

The article on the front page of the Lamar Democrat on Wednesday, July 17, showed a sign for Lamar, Mo. that was spotted by Joyce Walker Wiebbecke, a Liberal native…

Lamar city council moves on two nuisance structures

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Two nuisance structures were topics that led off the July 15 meeting of the Lamar City Council. The dilapidated stone structures at…

Blasers welcomed by Barton County Chamber of Commerce

Blasers welcomed by Barton County Chamber of Commerce

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ann Blaser Realty and Roger Blaser Insurance as members with a ribbon cutting at their open house event. Ann Blaser has been a…

Barton County Chambers holds ribbon cutting at Marketside

Barton County Chambers holds ribbon cutting at Marketside

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce performed a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new schedule of Marketside Café, on the north side of the Lamar Square. Marketside is now…

KCP&L (GMO) files request to increase fuel adjustment charge

JEFFERSON CITY-KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations (GMO) has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to increase the fuel adjustment charge on the bills of its electric customers to…

LEPC seeking addresses of all storm shelters in county

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is seeking the addresses of all personal storm shelters in Barton County as an assist in locating…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor:   This is a comment on the proposed overpass that will cross over I-49 at 1st Street and 5th Road.   When the interchange at highways 71 and…