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Be aware, burglaries happen during the daytime also

By CPL. STEVEN SHAW   Lamar Police Department   Residential burglaries are a continued significant problem across Missouri. In Lamar 25 were reported in 2011, 30 in 2012 and 24…

den Tek receives go ahead for Jerre Algeo memorial

den Tek receives go ahead for Jerre Algeo memorial

After a lot of searching and debating, Peter den Tek has been given the go ahead for a memorial to be erected in dedication of the crew of the B-17…

Class offered in Greenfield on Turf Grass Management

GREENFIELD- The University of Missouri Extension office in Dade County will host a “Turf Grass Management Class” from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and…

Barton County’s lifeline for youth faces financial crisis

LAMAR-A grassroots organization serving the needs of school age children and operating separate but parallel with local school districts is facing a severe financial crisis. About Our Kids, Inc. (AOK)…

Lamar Enterprises and Recycling Service spotlighted at retired teachers meeting

Lamar Enterprises and Recycling Service spotlighted at retired teachers meeting

By RICHARD COOPER   Lamar Democrat   richardcooper@lamardemocrat.com   LAMAR-Recycling has a very visible presence in Lamar, and its development was center stage at the November 6 meeting of the…

Input being sought for creating a Spring River watershed management plan

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer       The Harry S. Truman Co-ordinating Council (HSTCC) has announced a set of three public hearings later in November to gain input…

Brush gate to be open at all times during fall

The City of Lamar is going to try leaving the “brush gate” open all of the time this fall. This is being done as a convenience for citizens who are…

Halloween Hullabaloo costume contest winners

Halloween Hullabaloo costume contest winners

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Halloween Hullabaloo costume contest was held at the bandstand. The winners of the contest are below: Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger 0-3 age group winners,…

Dade County Commission discussions center around bridge work

By CAROLYN HEAD   Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission met Monday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner…

Nuisance issues brought before Greenfield City Council

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter   GREENFIELD-The Greenfield City Council met at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Mayor Wynes called for the Pledge of Allegiance by all present,…