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ESC program to provide home repair to those in need

JOPLIN-Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) is currently seeking applicants for their Home Rehabilitation Programs in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald counties.   Through the HOME Repair Opportunity Program…

Self-defense expert comes to Greenfield

GREENFIELD-Community Education in Greenfield is pleased to offer Women’s Self Defense Workshop. Class meets Mondays, April 7 and April 14, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Greenfield High School…

Only incumbents file for August 5 primary in Barton County

By RICHARD COOPER There will be no contests for Barton County offices in the August 5 primary election as only incumbents filed. They are Charles Curless, associate circuit judge; Mike…

Public meetings to be held to determine transportation needs

The Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), will host a series of local public meetings in the four county region (Barton, Jasper,…

Blast from the past….

50 Years Ago   January 1964   Fresh lean ground beef is 89 cents for two pounds at Lamar Super Market. Lamar experiences a year of progress despite Lawn Boy…

Blast from the past….

40 Years Ago   January 1974   Kelly Renee Stahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stahl, is New Year’s Baby. Most schools in the area are expected to go…

Eagles deter bridge construction

Eagles deter bridge construction

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper A pair of bald eagles have set up housekeeping in a large sycamore tree next to a small bridge on Northwest 30th Road. The bridge is one…

Commission rejects bridge plans, quick correction anticipated

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Barton County Commission has rejected plans for a replacement bridge on Southwest 90th Road, but a quick correction of the problem is…

Springtime is just around the cornerstone

By DORRIS MAYFIELD   Be happy, springtime is almost here! Southwest Region OATS continues the opportunity of providing transportation service for medical and personal needs to the Barton and Dade…

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Lamar

Residents living in and around the Lamar community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Cornerstone Baptist Church will host Life Line Screening…