Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 16 miles west of Jasper on Route...

Third Annual Refuel set for July 27
The Third Annual Refuel will be held Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lamar First Assembly. The Lamar First Assembly is partnering with...

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Paul W. Bass, a retired educator and minister from Willard, held a book signing for his two books, “Missouri Innovators - Famous (and Infamous) Missourians Who Led the Way in Their Field” and “The History of Fort Leonard Wood Missouri”, at the Mary K. Finley Library in Lamar, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, July 13. Since penning the book on Missouri innovators, Bass has been asked to do Kentucky, which is now being edited, as well as Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Copies of the two books that Bass was promoting can be checked out at the library. Bass holds book signing at Mary K. Finley Library

Repairs requested for sirens in Lamar Heights ward two
LAMAR HEIGHTS- Mayor Jerry Marti called the meeting of the City of Lamar Heights board to order on Thursday, July 11. Those present besides Marti were Jim Soma, Debbie...
The House as it looked in 2010. The Tucker Mansion
By JOE DAVIS Barton County Historical Society I have received a lot of compliments about the articles I have written about our historic homes...

Photo courtesy of Joe Davis. Smith Seed Services is on target with Phase II
If anyone has driven past the property located at 1800 E. 12th St., east of Lamar on Hwy. 160, they may have noticed some major construction that...

Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
Karen Cundiff, a great-granddaughter of Sheriff Harlow, smiles with one of her volumes of the family's history. Barton County Historical Society remembers dark time in history
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat The Barton County Historical Society had a unique topic to discuss for their quarterly meeting on Sunday, July...

Shelton attends Missouri Fine Arts Academy
SPRINGFIELD- Autumn Shelton of Lamar High School attended Missouri State University’s Missouri Fine Arts Academy June 2-15. MFAA, as the program is...

Guided bison hike at Prairie State Park
JEFFERSON CITY- Has the heat got you down? The bison don't mind. They have shed much of their fur and can handle the heat. For more than 5,000 years they have coped with...
The City Clovers were well-represented at Barton County 4-H Achievement Day on June 23, at the First Baptist Church in Lamar. All seven members qualified to advance to Regional 4-H Achievement Day on July 15, in different categories such as Public Speaking, Personal Development, project demonstrations, Fashion Review and judging. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Kileigh Ball, Brenna Morey and Sadie Bull; back row, Ashlynn Ball, Lexi Phipps, Kaitlyn Davis and Ryan Davis. City Clovers qualify to advance to Regional 4-H Achievement Day

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program offered to community
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) was developed at Stanford University. It is a self-management education intervention that aims to build participants’...
Invasive species workshop
On Friday, Aug. 9, Quail Forever and the Missouri Department of Conservation will hold an Invasive Species Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the 3M Clubhouse building at...
National motto to be honored in Mindenmines
MINDENMINES- Wednesday, July 31, has been declared In God We Trust Day in Mindenmines. An open house will be held at In God We Trust LLC, 609 Main, to honor the 63rd...
Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
Stanley and his wife Henrietta stand in front of his barber shop. Local barber celebrates 60 years on the job
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat For the past 60 years Stanley Parker has known where he will be going each Tuesday through Saturday morning at...

Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
Alice Wingo gave a presentation over the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Barton County Community Foundation. Barton County Community Foundation hosts information breakfast
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat The Barton County Community Foundation (BCCF) held a Community Breakfast on July 11, with Alice Wingo as the...