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Engineering firm submits preliminary plans for bridge

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Preliminary plans for a replacement bridge on Northwest 100th Road were submitted to the Barton County Commission at their weekly meeting, November 25.…

Correction to Shop With A Cop

An incorrect date was reported incorrectly in the November 13 edition of the Lamar Democrat. The Seventh Annual Lamar Police Department “Shop With A Cop” event will take place Saturday,…

Lamar R-I building project continues on schedule

LAMAR-The second phase of the building project in the Lamar R-I district is proceeding on schedule, and a preliminary order of steps to be taken was discussed at the November…

MCB visits Lamar to present first place award

MCB visits Lamar to present first place award

Missouri Community Betterment (MCB) visited the community of Lamar on November 19, to present them with a sign recognizing their first place win in Category V of the 2013 MCB…

Initial Spring River watershed improvement meeting held

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   richardcooper@lamardemocrat.com   LAMAR-Spring River has been identified as an impaired waterway, carrying pollution in the form of sediment, bacteria, and insufficient oxygen…

Cooking Matters with Lamar Enterprise employees

Cooking Matters with Lamar Enterprise employees

For 20 years Cooking Matters has been empowering individuals with skills to stretch food budgets and cook healthy, nutritious meals. Founded in 1993, the program has helped more than 120,000,000…

CAFO operation still a main concern with citizens

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD- The Dade County Commission met Monday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. Those present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Western Commissioner David Rusch,…

WIC contract for Barton County Health Department

Barton County Health Department signed a WIC contract for 2014. WIC is a USDA Nutritional Program for women, infants and children. WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding and post partum women, infants…

Council considers improving Gulf, changes in house trailer ordinance

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The Lamar City Council awarded a contract for removal of the bridge at 18th and Gulf and listened to a plan to…

Increase in Empire’s fuel adjustment charge approved

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by the Empire District Electric Company to increase the fuel adjustment charge on the monthly bills of its electric…