McDonald’s closed briefly by electrical fire
An electrical fire at McDonald’s restaurant shortly after 2:15, Thursday afternoon, has closed the fast food icon until repairs and cleanup can be completed. A switch in...

Ordinance Committee to recommend approval of trap shooting range
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Lamar City Council’s Ordinance Committee will recommend to the full council approval of a trap shooting range proposed...

Bergman recognizes residents of Lamar
Citizens of Lamar: On the evening of April 27, the Lamar Police Department received a call of a missing child in the southern part of our city. With the assistance of...

MARK BAKER
CARTHAGE-Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel for Mark Baker, 57, Carthage, who died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at...

ROBERT H. WILKINSON
CHILLICOTHE, Ill.-Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home for Robert H. Wilkinson, 84, Chillicothe, who died at 5:45 p.m....

JUANITA ROOKSTOOL
NIXA-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar for Juanita Rookstool, 74, Nixa, who died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at...

MU Extension guide lists first, last frost dates by region
COLUMBIA-Spring and fall can be anxious times for gardeners. At the beginning of the growing season, you want to start the garden as early as possible, and at the end you...

Diggins named State Star in Agriscience
COLUMBIA-The Missouri FFA Association recognized Cole Diggins of the Bronaugh FFA Chapter as the State Star in Agriscience at the 88th Missouri FFA Convention. Diggins is...

Peterson is state winner
COLUMBIA-Christopher Marcus Peterson of Liberal won the Missouri FFA Diversified Crop Production Placement Proficiency Award at the 88th Missouri FFA Convention. Peterson,...