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Cox writes letter to Michelle Obama regarding school lunches

Cox writes letter to Michelle Obama regarding school lunches

By SHARIE VOORHEES Lamar Democrat   sharievoorhees@lamardemocrat.com   Kyler Cox was a fifth grader at West Elementary School when he decided to write First Lady Michelle Obama regarding her school…

Lamar Super 8 earns 2013 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

Lamar Super 8 earns 2013 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

Lamar Super 8 recently announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding…

Southwest Missouri field scouting report

Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields on June 26 to prepare this week’s field scouting report. Based on her scouting stops…

Seeing right through you

The radiology department at Barton County Memorial Hospital has up-to-date equipment that can compete with larger hospitals, yet still maintains the friendly small town feel.   Their GE computed tomography…

Correction to chamber scam

The June 26 issue of the Lamar Democrat ran an article called “Barton County Chamber Warns of Scam.” The article warns readers of a scam in which a caller claims…

Family Dollar holds grand opening and ribbon cutting

Family Dollar holds grand opening and ribbon cutting

On June 22, the Barton County Chamber of Commerce performed a ribbon cutting ceremony during the grand opening of Family Dollar in Lamar. Family Dollar is the newest dollar discount…

Cinda’s Country Bakery joins chamber

Cinda’s Country Bakery joins chamber

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce performed a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 24 to welcome Cinda’s Country Bakery into the chamber. Cinda’s Country Bakery recently joined the Barton County…

Bridge decks installed on new bridge in Nashville Township

By WILLIS STRONG   The pre-cast slab bridge decks were installed Monday morning, June 10, on the new bridge on Southwest 80th Road in Nashville Township. The new bridge was…

All area counties add jobs in May

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   JEFFERSON CITY-Late springtime employment picked up in all area counties, and more persons joined the labor force trying to snag one of the…

Southwest Missourians number one concern is immigration

Southwest Missourians number one concern is immigration By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s personal representative was in town, June 24, conducting a listening post at the…