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Barton County Sheriff’s Department report
On May 25, Corporal Butler responded to the Pit Stop gas station in reference to debit card fraud. An individual had lost her debit card in Arma,...


Lamar Democrat/ Richard Cooper
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) was in town, July 18, to deliver a check for $4,000 as a matching funds grant to assist rural fire departments in the purchase of personal protective gear, communications, equipment and wildfire suppression equipment. This program, designed to assist rural fire departments, has been in force over the last 30 years and has distributed over eight million dollars during that time. Local departments are required to match 50 percent of the grant funds. This year, distribution of grants has been especially heavy in southwest Missouri. Oronogo and Jasper fire departments also were grant recipients. Pictured, left to right, are Lamar Mayor Kent Harris, Lamar Fire Chief Larry Beatty and Terry Cook of MDC's forestry division. Matching funds grant presented to assist rural fire deparment


Half cent sales tax will be on November 6 ballot. “Parks” defined
By RICHARD COOPER LAMAR-The Lamar City Council made it final at its July 16 meeting; a proposal for a half-cent sales tax for local parks and...


Barco Drive-In Cruise Night to show Bullitt
The Third Annual Barco Drive-In Cruise Night will be held Thursday, Aug. 2. Those wishing to participate will meet on the Lamar Square at 6 p.m....


Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu
July 30 – August 3 MONDAY- Chili dog on bun, macaroni and cheese, zucchini and tomatoes, juice, mixed fruit. TUESDAY- Hamburger steak with...


Accident report
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol report, a two vehicle accident occurred at 9:05 a.m. on Monday, July 16, one mile west of Mindenmines on...


Mrs. Wayne Keatts received a cash prize of $250 at Big Charlie’s Fireworks on the afternoon of July 4. Her husband, Wayne Keatts Locksmith Service in Lockwood, was the lucky name drawn from the large box of entries. Congratulations again to Wayne and thank you for shopping at Big Charlie’s Fireworks on the outer road north in Lamar. Keatts’ are lucky winners of Big Charlie’s Fireworks drawing


July Yard of the Month
Barton County Master Gardeners have chosen the yard of the month for July. The yard is that of Dwight and Dorothy Parks and is located at 300 Arbor...


Tax sale of delinquent real estate property set for August 27
The 2018 Tax Sale of Delinquent Real Estate Property will be held Monday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m., in the center of the first floor of the Barton County Courthouse. Bidders need...
Pictured is the grandstand at the fairgrounds, that was located directly behind the present high school. If I had a time machine
By JOE DAVIS Barton County Historical Society Not a month goes by that I don’t ask myself, “If I could go back to any part of Lamar’s past and...


Happy 90th birthday Mrs. Nutt
What do you do when your kindergarten teacher turns 90? You throw a party!!! Please join Mrs. Nutt and hosts Linda, Lane and Stephen for her 90th...


Barton County has slow increase in employment since January
The Barton County economy has continued a slow growth during the first five months of 2018. An infusion of job seekers into the labor force in March pushed up the number of...
LIFE grant helps summer school attendance SOAR
Ninety-eight elementary students from Lamar that maintained a great summer school attendance were awarded with paid admission to SOAR Trampoline...


City of Lamar proposes intermunicipal police service agreement with...
By RICHARD COOPER LAMAR HEIGHTS-The City of Lamar has proposed establishing a mutual police department serving the city and Lamar Heights. Initially designed to be a one...
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Jagger Morey helps Jet Pack Jason give a demonstration on how sound waves move through the air. Mad Science presents summer reading program
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Jet Pack Jason, a member of Mad Science, was on hand for the summer reading program on Thursday, July 12, at...