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So much to be proud of at West Elementary

So much to be proud of at West Elementary

Lamar West Elementary staff and students began this school year enjoying all the benefits of the Lamar R-1 renovation and remodeling. It was great to step into the school year…

Mixed bag of statistics in January unemployment

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-Statistics may be used to explain most any economic situation, and by juggling them the outcome can be skewed to reflect a…

Vernon County inmates begin working at recycling center

NEVADA-Vernon County inmates began working at the Vernon County Recycling Center Monday morning, March 17, with the start of a new program aimed at helping people sentenced to jail repay…

Berry graduates basic training

Berry graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Trenton M. Berry graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman comleted an intensive, eight-week program that included training in…

Study to be made of low gas pressure at generator plant

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-Ray Blakely of Blakely and Associates Consulting Engineers of Chillicothe told the Lamar City Council, Monday night, there is a drop in…

County line bridge replacement project moving toward bid phase

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-The first of four aging county bridges to be replaced by the Barton County Commission has taken a significant step toward becoming a…

Kyle Berry retires from assessor’s office

Kyle Berry retires from assessor’s office

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-St. Patrick’s Day was a festive day around the Barton County Courthouse, not because it was the day of Irish tradition, but…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: I am looking for the family of my cousin, Evelyn Shockey. I haven’t been able to contact her lately. She has two daughters, Paula Dumm and Sharon Quigley,…

Lamar and Sheldon farmers raise funds for child safety

ST. LOUIS-During a recent Asgrow and DEKALB brands Yield Chasers event, Lamar and Sheldon farmers raised money to aid Farm Safety For Just Kids nonprofit program, while receiving recognition for…

Lamar R-I board of education renews contracts, hears security report

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   LAMAR-March is contract renewal time for the board of education of the Lamar R-I School District. In executive session, March 13, contracts…