Candidates for area municipal offices
The time to file for the April 4 municipal election has now expired. The following are candidates in area communities. In Lamar, all candidates are incumbents and face no...

Ordinance changes for school zones
By DEPUTY CHIEF JOHN DAVIS Lamar Police Department As many of you have heard and seen, the Lamar City Council adjusted the ordinance that covers speed limits in the...

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
A good size crowd was on hand to enjoy vegetable beef soup, as well as many other goodies, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, for Dining To Donate, held at Nathan's Place on the west side of the Lamar square. This is a monthly event to support AOK, and meals are available for dine-in or carry out. Dining To Donate draws good size crowd

DOROTHY A. PURDY
LAMAR-A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Golden City for Dorothy A. Purdy, 98, Lamar, who died...

GENE FULKERSON
NEVADA, Mo.-Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family for Gene Paul Fulkerson, Jr., 46, Nevada, Mo., who died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017....

JACK THRASHER
LAMAR-Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home for William Jackson “Jack” Thrasher, 91, Lamar, who died Sunday, Jan. 15,...

How audits hold government accountable
By NICOLE GALLOWAY, CPA Missouri State Auditor My office recently started audit work in Barton County and I wanted to take a moment to explain...

MU Extension to hold beef cattle reproduction workshop
STOCKTON-The Vernon County MU Extension Center and Council will be having a workshop discussing beef cattle reproduction management on Monday, Feb. 20, at the Vernon County...

Now is good time to respond to wheat stages
JACKSON- January and February are good months to make wheat management decisions, according to a University of Missouri Extension agronomist in southeastern...