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March is National Nutrition Month®

“Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” is the theme for National Nutrition Month® 2014. While social, emotional and health factors play a role, the foods people enjoy are likely the…

Correction

A headline featuring the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board meeting that ran in the Wednesday, March 5 Democrat was incorrect. In fact, it was totally opposite of what it should…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report a two vehicle accident occurred at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, two miles east of Mindenmines on US Hwy. 160 as…

Prairie State Park spotlighted at Barton County retired teachers

Prairie State Park spotlighted at Barton County retired teachers

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Prairie State Park was established in 1984 in southwestern Barton County, specifically north of Mindenmines and southwest of Liberal. It began as…

Five-year campaign for Cottey College surpasses goal by $5 million

NEVADA-Cottey College officials have announced that Cottey has successfully concluded its five-year comprehensive campaign, “A Defining Moment: The Campaign for Cottey College”, with a bang. College staff, along with thousands…

February was cold, cold, cold, moisture was short

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-February picked up where January left off and continued one of the most severe winters seen for several years in many parts…

Thefts occur in southwest Barton County

On Saturday, March 1, at approximately 3 a.m., deputies from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Rick Morgan farm in southwest Barton County on a report of a…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a single vehicle accident occurred Monday, March 3, at 8 p.m., one mile north of Oakton on J Hwy., when a southbound…

Deputy struck by car, shots fired during pursuit

Deputy struck by car, shots fired during pursuit

NEVADA-Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher announced early Monday, March 3, that an investigation involving a pursuit with Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies that led to shots being fired early Saturday morning,…

Join Arbor Day Foundation and receive free trees

Join Arbor Day Foundation and receive free trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free…