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Barton County Library awarded a Technology Mini Grant
Barton County Library was awarded a Technology Mini Grant in the amount of $9,543, from the Missouri State Library. The library has used this grant to purchase their first...
The management team consists of, left to right, Jacqui Nichols, treasurer; Brian King, VP Underwriting/president-elect; Dorothy Spivey, VP Claims and Sally Fast, president. Chamber Spotlight – Barton Mutual Insurance
By KIM O’SULLIVAN Membership Director/Executive Assistant During our meeting, I had the opportunity to sit down with the current president of...


This young cowgirl participated in the breakaway roping event at the AYRA Rodeo. Lamar Saddle Club hosts AYRA Rodeo


Three age groups participated in the Lamar Saddle Club Play Day. Brian Johnson is shown heading to the finish line after rounding his last barrel. Lamar Saddle Club holds first Play Day


Lamar football team helps clean up town
Members of the Lamar High School football team helped around town on Thursday, June 22, as they not only picked up trash along Hwy. 160, they also...


Lamar teen missing, search underway
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a missing young man from the county on Monday, June 19. The youth is 17 year old Amir Lewis,...


Mark your calendars for FCC’s Campfire Connection
All are encouraged to mark their calendars to join First Christian Church in Lamar on Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16, for FCC's Campfire...


May saw job numbers decline across area
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-All five of the Missouri counties the Democrat tracks lost jobs in May as corresponding numbers dropped out of...
Take out or dine in offered at Dining To Donate
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger One thing nice about Dining To Donate, a monthly event held to support About Our Kids (AOK), is that anyone wishing...


Businesses sought to sponsor Lamar Rotary Fair Queens
The Lamar Rotary Club would like to encourage all area businesses to reach out to their favorite Barton County young lady (ages 16-21), in order for them to represent their...
Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
New Chief of Police Rusty Rives was administered the oath of office at the June 19 city council meeting. Rives had actually been sworn in at a closed council meeting on May 22, but this was for public benefit. Council adopts surplus budget for 2017-18
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-What was called the largest annual budget in Lamar history, the city council adopted a planned...


Photo by Adam Conover, American Angus Association
HMM JC Insight 104 won bred-and-owned reserve junior champion bull at the 2017 Missouri Junior Angus Preview Show at the Missouri Cattlemen's Association All-Breeds Show, June 10, in Sedalia. Hannah Moyer, Lamar, right, owns the winning bull. Moyer owns winning bull


Golden Harvest Days offers fun for all ages
GOLDEN CITY- The theme for Golden Harvest Days this year is “The Wild Wild West 2017”, with events to take place Saturday, July 8, and Thursday...


Lamar Parks & Rec update
By HEIDI JOHNSON Parks & Recreation Director Hello! My name is Heidi Johnson and I am the new parks and recreation director for the City of Lamar. I am a 1996 graduate of...
State Auditor releases result of regularly scheduled audit of...
JEFFERSON CITY-In a release dated June 13, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released the results of a regularly scheduled audit of Barton County, conducted in...