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CDC upbeat about Polymer-Wood Technologies

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Things are moving ahead full swing to bring Dallas based Polymer-Wood Technologies to Lamar to manufacture its product, Gorilla Door, according to John…

Ozarks Food Harvest awards $250,000 in grants to area nonprofits

Ozarks Food Harvest awards $250,000 in grants to area nonprofits

SPRINGFIELD-Ozarks Food Harvest awarded $250,000 to nearly 50 food pantries and hunger-relief programs recently at a press conference at the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief.   The infrastructure grants, ranging…

Lamar R-1 School Board approves the 2013-2014-school budget

BY SHARIE VOORHEES   Lamar Democrat   sharievoorhees@lamardemocrat.com   The 2013-2014 school budget was presented to the board by Lamar R-1 School Superintendent Dr. Zach Harris. Some of the items…

City adopts surplus budget for fiscal 2013-14

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Despite increased charges of KAMO electric for bringing electric power into the city of Lamar, reducing the profit margin of the electric…

Poison hemlock isn’t officially noxious, but it is intrusive, dangerous and abundant in southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD- Weeds have had an ideal environment in southwest Missouri to flourish during the last three years. Dry weather in 2011 and 2012 weakened established grass and ample moisture during the…

Bridge work discussed by Dade County Commission

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met Monday, June 3, 9 a.m. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell and County…

Water hemp and nitrogen loss from rain are biggest challenges to corn crops

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields on June 12 to prepare this week’s field scouting report.   Scheidt says wheat is…

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for C-Mac Automotive

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for C-Mac Automotive

On June 17, the Barton County Chamber of Commerce performed a ribbon cutting ceremony for new member C-Mac Automotive in Lamar.     C-Mac has been in business since 1999…

Tdap vaccine clinic to be held at health department

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has notified the Barton County Hewalth Department that they may receive a supply of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine that can…

Tools for School Back-to-School Fair scheduled for August 9

The sixth annual Tools for School Back-to-School Fair will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Lamar United Methodist Church. This fair offers an opportunity…