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Signs for Lamar City Park discussed at Lamar CB
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Community Betterment met at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 13, at the Wolf Center in Lamar. The meeting was called to order by...
P3 app reports continue to grow
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The monthly S4 (See Something, Say Something) Lamar drug free coalition met at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at the AOK corporate...
McDonald arrested in stolen vehicle
Barton County Deputy Cpl. Lance Butler responded March 13, to a report of a stolen truck from Webb City that was last seen heading north bound on 43 Hwy. from Jasper...
MU School of Visual Studies to present “Art on the Move”
The University of Missouri’s School of Visual Studies (SVS) Art on the Move (AOM) Outreach Program presents SVS Director Dr. Jo Stealey, who will be at the Lamar High...
Cox Barton County Hospital receives quality improvement award
Cox Barton County Hospital has earned a top national award for its quality initiatives, which have resulted in better patient outcomes. In...

Employment numbers increase in January, so do job seekers
By RICHARD COOPER JEFFERSON CITY- Employment jumped in January, but so did the number of job seekers. This gave a somewhat deceptive result because of increased...
Powerful Women of Barton County: Astra Ferris
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat In the third installment of the Powerful Women of Barton County Series, Astra Ferris was chosen for her...

SkillUP World Tour kicks off in Lamar
The Missouri Job Center is taking the show on the road to give everyone a chance to participate in SkillUP, an amazing program that will be held March 25-29, with the first...
Popcorn and a Movie at Prairie State Park
JEFFERSON CITY- Come to Prairie State Park for the park’s second installment of Popcorn and a Movie and learn about river otters at 7 p.m., Friday, March 29. Otters on the...
Remote work training “Rural Online Initiative” coming to Lamar
LAMAR- A town hall meeting on the “Rural Online Initiative,” an online training program designed for self-starters looking for remote job resources and access to higher...
Keith Selvey, who turned 100 on March 4, is pictured with his sister, Louise Caruthers, who was able to attends his party in Kerrville, Texas. Keith Selvey celebrates 100th birthday
Keith Selvey, a former Lamar resident, celebrated his 100th birthday on March 4, at his home where he resides with his daughter and son-in-law in...

Democrat saturation features annual Progress edition
The Lamar Democrat will be offering its yearly Progress edition on March 27 and along with this will be the paper’s complete saturation of Barton...

Add legumes to fescue pastures for better profits
STOCKTON- Cattle producers see more profit when they add legumes to fescue pastures and manage grazing systems properly, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri...
Spring clean-up recycling event set for April 13
The Region M Solid Waste Management District is partnering with the Barton County Library in offering a Spring Clean-Up recycling event on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 11...
Thrivent Financial to host “Social Security: Timing is Everything”
LOCKWOOD- Thrivent Financial is hosting a free educational event to help attendees develop a strategy to maximize social security benefits. The 45-minute event will be held...