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March continues stinginess of precipitation

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-There were 12 dates in March that measurable precipitaion fell at the official weather station in Barton County. That would suggest an abundance of…

Whittle appointed to hospital board

LAMAR-The Barton County Commission has appointed Susan Whittle of Golden City to the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board. She replaces Mike Buchanan, who has resigned his seat on the board.…

Hartzler tours hospital on eve of critical election

Hartzler tours hospital on eve of critical election

LAMAR-Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler toured Barton County Memorial Hospital, Monday morning, and met with administration and staff afterward. She was escorted by hospital CEO Wendy Duvall, who told her…

Rural and urban communities join together at Rotary event

Rural and urban communities join together at Rotary event

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Members of the rural and urban communities of Barton County joined the Lamar Rotary Club on Tuesday, March 31, at the Lamar United Methodist Church…

Aphids and powdery mildew scouted in wheat fields

LAMAR-Wheat is nearing joint stage and is 10 to 12 inches tall in most area fields. This is according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, who…

St. Mary’s Catholic Church holds successful fish fry

St. Mary’s Catholic Church holds successful fish fry

              Melody Metzger/Lamar Democrat A large crowd gathered for St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s annual fish fry held Friday, March 27, at Memorial Hall in…

Buchanan steps down from hospital board; Boice to take over as new chief of staff

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was called to order on March 23, by Chairperson Karen Wegener. Other board members present were Tom Shaw and Mike Vaughan. Also…

Grief Support Group offered

A Grief Support Group is being offered by Hospice Compassus and Daniel Funeral Home of Lamar, to be held for four weeks on Monday evenings, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,…

Lamar Democrat saturation scheduled for April 15

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Although April 15 is not a very good day for some, especially those who have to pay into the Internal Revenue Service, the Lamar Democrat…

American Red Cross is at work in the community

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, teaches skills that save lives, provides international humanitarian…