Cookbook is the result of two friends reminiscing
Five years ago, at Christmastime, Marilyn Couch wrapped three gifts for her children, with a note inside stating that one of their Christmas gifts...

PACE, promoter of clean energy or boondoggle?
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer BARTON COUNTY-In 2011, Missouri’s Clean Energy District was formed, providing a means of funding for businesses, later to include...

Mason and Morgan named Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors
JEFFERSON CITY-A panel of judges selected Sydnee Mason, of Marshall, and Tony Morgan, of Lamar, as 2017 Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors during the organization’s 102nd...

Doyle Horton
LAMAR-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home for Doyle Horton, 67, Lamar, who died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Burial will be in Moorehead...

ROBERT BRUMBACK
LAMAR-A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home for Robert Eugene Brumback, 67, Lamar, who died Friday afternoon,...

ORVILLE ONSTOTT
LAMAR-Honoring his wishes, Orville William “Pooch” Onstott, 81, Lamar, who died Saturday evening, Dec. 3, 2016, at Barton County Memorial Hospital,...

Take small nutrition/financial steps to ensure coming out on top
LAMAR-It is that time of the year again. Stores will be taking down fall decorations and replacing them with Christmas trees, yard ornaments, garland and gingerbread...

BCMH employees gather food for Good Samaritan
This little handsome grandson of Reta Elliott, in nursing, brought in donations for the Good Samaritan. These items, that were gathered by Barton...

Missouri cost of living increases in third quarter, but so does...
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri’s cost of living for the third quarter of 2016 increased to an index figure of 90.4, up from 89.9 for the...