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Chamber of Commerce holds quarterly meeting

Chamber of Commerce holds quarterly meeting

LAMAR-A large number of members and their guests gathered in the fellowship hall of Lamar Family Ministries, January 22, for the quarterly membership meeting of the Barton County Chamber of…

New Street Department building almost finished

LAMAR-”We will probably be into it next week,” said City Administrator Lynn Calton, Friday afternoon, when describing the new Street Department building under construction on North Jackson Street. The city…

In time for Valentine’s Day: chocolate for the health of it!

SPRINGFIELD-Lavish gifts of chocolate given during the month of February will melt nearly anyone’s heart. But, do not forget: chocolate can also be good for the heart and other organs…

February and early March best time to prune fruit trees

PINEVILLE-From February to early March is an excellent time to prune fruit trees according to John Hobbs, an agriculture and rural development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Sometimes, we…

Ordinance committee recommends no change in street parking

LAMAR-At the beginning of the city council meeting of January 19, Ione Chancellor addressed the council about a frustrating situation across the street from her residence at 509 Broadway. A…

Rural Hospital Group hired as consultants to BCMH

A meeting of the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener on Friday, Jan. 23. Other members in attendance were Tom Shaw,…

Reviewing industrial prospects in 2014

LAMAR-The Community Development Corporation of Barton County (CDC) is a member of the Missouri Partnership and the Joplin Regional Partnership. Both of these organizations keep in close touch with projected…

Foot care clinic scheduled at senior center

A monthly care clinic will be offered at the Barton County Senior Citizens Center. This clinic is sponsored by the Region X Area Agency on Aging and is funded in…

T.A.T.S. fundraiser to be held February 9

A bean and cornbread feed will be held as a T.A.T.S. fundraiser on Monday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar. All wishing to help…

Area youth team up to beautify city park

Area youth team up to beautify city park

By ALLIE SCHILTZ Barton County Teen Leaders and the City Clovers and Learn A Do 4-H clubs, along with Lamar FFA, are excited to announce their partnership with the Lamar…