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VFW Posts Colors at farmers’ market for Flag Day

VFW Posts Colors at farmers’ market for Flag Day

Posting of the Colors was held by the VFW on Saturday, June 14, Flag Day, at the 10th Street Community Farmers’ Market in Lamar. Anna Strong sang the National Anthem.…

Powley to join Konantz Warden team

Powley to join Konantz Warden team

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Gerald Powley has recently returned to the area to join CK Warden at Konantz Warden Funeral Home. Powley, who is a Methodist minister, served the…

LCP acquires Wisconsin’s The Messenger of Juneau County

LCP acquires Wisconsin’s The Messenger of Juneau County

LAGRANGE, Missouri and ELROY, Wisconsin-Lewis County Press, LLC, announces the acquisition of The Messenger of Juneau County, a weekly newspaper located in central Wisconsin, approximately 90 miles northwest of Madison. The Messenger…

Courthouse personnel treated to catered picnic

Courthouse personnel treated to catered picnic

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper The six unopposed officeholders for the August primary in the Barton County Courthouse treated all county employees to a catered picnic, June 17, in the Lamar City…

Tips for preventing heat-related illness

The best defense of heat-related illnesses is prevention. Here are some prevention tips furnished by the CDC and brought to readers by the Barton County Ambulance Department. * Drink more…

Work underway to repair bridges

The Barton County Route F bridge over Horse Creek, east of Lamar, closed for 66 calendar days beginning June 16, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Contractor crews are…

Missouri cost of living remains 16th lowest in U.S. for first quarter of 2014

JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri’s cost of living for the first three months of 2014 rose fractionally, but it remained the 16th lowest in the United States. Based on an index of 100…

Winningham attends largest book expo in North America

Winningham attends largest book expo in North America

The spotlight was on children’s book author Barbara Winningham recently when her second book, “The Turtle Pit,” published by America Star Books, formerly Publish America, was represented at the Javitt…

Tammy Roberts to hold food preservation class

There is nothing like home canned green beans for dinner from your garden on a cold winter night. Better yet, how about a vegetable stew made from your garden produce?…

Yard of the Month for June

Yard of the Month for June

                  The Barton County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the Yard of the Month for June belongs to Sam and Shirley…