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Rural Hospital Group hired as consultants to BCMH

A meeting of the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was called to order by Chairperson Karen Wegener on Friday, Jan. 23. Other members in attendance were Tom Shaw,…

Reviewing industrial prospects in 2014

LAMAR-The Community Development Corporation of Barton County (CDC) is a member of the Missouri Partnership and the Joplin Regional Partnership. Both of these organizations keep in close touch with projected…

Foot care clinic scheduled at senior center

A monthly care clinic will be offered at the Barton County Senior Citizens Center. This clinic is sponsored by the Region X Area Agency on Aging and is funded in…

T.A.T.S. fundraiser to be held February 9

A bean and cornbread feed will be held as a T.A.T.S. fundraiser on Monday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar. All wishing to help…

Area youth team up to beautify city park

Area youth team up to beautify city park

By ALLIE SCHILTZ Barton County Teen Leaders and the City Clovers and Learn A Do 4-H clubs, along with Lamar FFA, are excited to announce their partnership with the Lamar…

Lamar Police Department report

The following calls were made by the Lamar Police Department during the month of December: * A truancy report was taken December 17 and forwarded to the juvenile authorities involving…

OATS Transportation Inc. receives Walmart donation

OATS Transportation Inc. receives Walmart donation

In December, 2014, Walmart Supercenter in Lamar donated $500 to OATS Transportation, Inc. Featured from left to right are, Craig Hackney, OATS bus driver, formerly of Liberal and presently from…

Breakdown of cost at BCSC

By JEREMY “JAY” AUGUSTA The biggest objection as to why somebody has not joined the Barton County Strength Club (BCSC) is often the price. Let’s do some math. If you…

Truck conversion operation still a viable possibility for Lamar

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-It’s called “E-truck,” and represents a new and unique method of moving freight along the nation’s highways. Instead of diesel powered tractors pulling cargo-ladened…

Officials across Barton County meet to discuss use of mapping system

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The state tax commission has informed the Barton County Commission that it must acquire a mapping system to produce aerial maps for the entire…