Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
The Barton County Chamber of Commerce held a grand re-opening ribbon cutting celebration at 12 noon on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at El Charco in Lamar. Following the ribbon cutting, the first 50 chamber members that ate lunch received 50 percent off their check. El Charco celebrates grand re-opening

St. Mary’s Catholic Church to feature popular fish fry
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Fish Fry will be held Friday, March 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Parish Hall, E. 17th and Mill streets, in Lamar. Other than fish, the...

Town meeting regarding ballot to be held in Lockwood
LOCKWOOD- A town meeting will be held by the mayor, aldermen and an Empire District Electric Company representative at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, at Lockwood City Hall,...

GARY KREWSON
JOPLIN- Private services will be held at a later date for Gary L. Krewson, 71, a retired truck driver, who died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Arrangements are under the...

JUDY COMBS
LAMAR- A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Living Word Church for Judy Carol Combs, 62, Lamar, who died Saturday, Feb....

SUSAN MARIE “SUE” JAY
LAMAR- A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Lockwood United Methodist Church for Susan Marie “Sue” Jay, 70, Lamar, who died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at...

Delayed Price vs. Minimum Price Contracts
By BOONE HARDY The last several years we have seen a big shift in both the kinds of contracts and the various fees associated with those contracts that are available to...

Missouri unemployment by regions
By Richard Cooper Unemployment figures for counties in all of the states are generally released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics one and one months after the beginning...

Collectors show set for February 24
The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will be sponsoring the 26th Annual Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia and...