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Henry Ball, a member of the Learn A Do 4-H Club, was the one mile medal winner. The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race
The Wyatt Earp Fall Fest 5K/10K run/walk was held October 14, at the Lamar square. The early 8 a.m. gun time included participants in their first...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Golden City Elementary School student Lauren was only too happy to volunteer to help the Tooth Wizard as he showed a clean mouth and the proper way to keep it that way. Superheroes combat tooth decay at Golden City Elementary
GOLDEN CITY- Delta Dental of Missouri’s Tooth WizardSM and its popular Land of Smiles® program are on the road again, taking the crusade for...


Courtesy Lamar Police Department
Sandy Alexander has served as the Lamar Police Department's Animal Control Officer for the last 10 years. On September 21, she represented the city at the annual meeting of the Missouri Animal Control Association (MACA) in Springfield. During the business portion of the meeting, she was elected to the Association's board of directors. Alexander elected to MACA board of directors


City generator plant approaching full capacity
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The city's landfill gas powered generator plant is approaching its full generating capacity. When at its maximum level of...
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
There were many life-sized replicas of dinosaurs set up on the stage at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar, as part of the Mobile Museum of Earth History, held October 15-18. Area treated to Mobile Museum of Earth History
Dr. Thomas Sharp, as well as his support team of Matt Miles and Bob Dugas, presented the Mobile Museum of Earth History, set up on the stage of...


Hull appointed to AMEC Executive Committee
Jeff Hull, manager of Barton Electric Cooperative, Inc., Lamar, was recently appointed as a district representative to the Executive, as well as the Member and Public...
Photo courtesy of Missouri Department of Agriculture
On behalf of Governor Greitens, Director Chinn has proclaimed October as Pork Month in Missouri. Pictured with Director Chinn are Francis Forst from Synergy in Lamar and Don Nikodim, director of Missouri Pork Producers. October proclaimed Pork Month in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY- On behalf of Governor Greitens, Director Chinn has proclaimed October as Pork Month in Missouri. Throughout the month special...


Barton County Health Department/Home Health Agency is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October. Jane Mayden, PT, left, and Magen Combs, DPT, OTR/L, are available for skilled home health visits for physical and occupational therapy in Barton, Dade, Cedar, Vernon and Jasper counties. National Physical Therapy Month recognized
The Barton County Health Department/Home Health Agency is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October. The department is manned by Jane...


Truman Healthcare to feature annual Halloween festivities
Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation, located at 206 W. 1st St., in Lamar, will once again be hosting their annual Halloween event on Tuesday, Oct....


The Grand Champion winner at the Wyatt Earp Fallfest Baby Show was Brooklyn Fox, daughter of Kathie and Jordan Fox, Lamar. Wyatt Earp Fallfest Baby Show winners
Photos courtesy of Kristy Robertson


Miles speaks on Mobile Museum of Earth History
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Matt Miles, with the Mobile Museum of Earth History, spoke at the Tuesday, Oct. 17 meeting of the Rotary Club in...


Independence man charged with stabbing father near Sheldon
An Independence man is in custody after Vernon County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of a stabbing in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 16. According...
Accident report
A one vehicle accident occurred at 2:05 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, two miles south of Lamar on SE 30th Rd., when an eastbound 2004 Honda Accord, being driven by Lisa R Doyle,...
Genetic and reproductive tools to be discussed
STOCKTON- University of Missouri Extension, Barton County Cattlemen’s Association and Seed and Farm Inc. of Liberal and Waco, Mo. are presenting a Barton County Cattle...
Lamar College & Career Health Fair offered October 24
There will be a Lamar College and Career Fair held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Lamar High School. The event is being hosted by the Barton County Chamber...