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Roe to travel to Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight Network

U.S. Navy veteran Joe Roe was recently selected to go to Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight Network. He will be departing from the Springfield-Branson Regional Airport in…

Lamar Community Betterment to meet August 12

Lamar Community Betterment will meet Wednesday, Aug. 12, 12 noon, at the Wolf Center for its monthly meeting. The mission of Lamar CB is to make Lamar a better place…

Consumer Price Index and inflation, June 2015, and how they are figured

The average cost of a market basket of goods and services in the United States increased 0.3 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’, Consumer Price Index (CPI).…

Barton County Emergency Management assists with exercise at Stockton Lake

Barton County Emergency Management assists with exercise at Stockton Lake

STOCKTON-The Barton County Office of Emergency Management and the Barton County Dive and Rescue team assisted with the Cedar County/Stockton Lake Triathlon for the second consecutive year. The training event…

Missouri economic report

JEFFERSON CITY (MERIC)-Missouri’s unemployment in May was 5.8 percent, compared to the United State’s unemployment rate of 5.5 percent. According to advance estimates, Missouri’s gross domestic product (GDP) totaled over…

Route 66 Collectors Show to return

JOPLIN-The Route 66 Collectors Show: Coins, Stamps and Sports Cards hobby event will return for the sixth consecutive year later this year. The free admission show will be held at…

Missouri State Fair begins August 13 at Sedalia

By WILLIS STRONG The 2015 Missouri State Fair the 114th fair begins Thursday, Aug. 13, at Sedalia. Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe has announced the theme for the 2015…

Prairie Days is main topic at Liberal Area Civic Group

The Liberal Area Civic Group held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 14, in the Barton Mutual Community Room. President Mary Toney called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.,…

Liberal man killed in vehicle-train crash

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a Liberal man was killed when the eastbound 1999 Buick Park Avenue that he was driving struck a northbound train at 11:03…

Cache of stolen goods removed from Golden City residence

Cache of stolen goods removed from Golden City residence

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper A search warrant served on a Golden City residence, 603 Mill, July 26, netted the Barton County Sheriff’s Department a monstrous amount of ill-gotten equipment, tools, and…