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Accident report
A one vehicle accident occurred at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred two miles...


Route 66 Coin, Gold and Silver Show set for September 29
JOPLIN- The Route 66 Coin, Gold and Silver Show will return to the Joplin area for the ninth consecutive year on Saturday, Sept. 29. The free...


R-I Board to assess activity facilities needs for future
By RICHARD COOPER The Lamar R-I Board of Education will conduct an assessment of facility needs for the district's activities, including...


Lamar Parks & Rec report
By HEIDI JOHNSON City of Lamar Parks & Recreation Director Hello friends! It has been a busy summer for the Lamar Parks and Recreation...


Lamar Fair operated under budget for 2018
By RICHARD COOPER Lamar- The Lamar City Council learned at its September 17 meeting that the Lamar Free Fair for 2018 came in more than $5,000...


Barton County Sheriffs Office report
A deputy with the Barton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on September 3, on a tan in color Honda Accord in the area of SW 50th Rd....


A pesky traffic situation for some
A right-of-way problem seems to exist at intersections where a side street crosses a main thoroughfare (through street). Let's use Hagny and U.S. 160 in Lamar as an...
Prairie State Park hosts annual Prairie Jubilee
JEFFERSON CITY- Prairie State Park invites the public to help celebrate the ancient and beautiful tallgrass prairie during its annual Prairie...


Lamar Democrat saturation set for October 3
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Democrat will feature the 2018 National 4-H Week section of the paper in its October 3 edition. In...


It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
It will be “Feeling a lot like Christmas” for this Year’s 2018 Miss Merry Christmas Pageant! The annual Miss Merry Christmas Pageant, hosted by...


Photo courtesy of Willis Strong
Brent Hanshaw waves to the crowd watching the parade at Prairie Day Festival Saturday, as he rode atop the fire truck. Brent is a busy man, also managing the horse pull and taking care of the agriculture exhibits. He is president of the rural fire department and a member of the Liberal Area Civic Group. The flags that are put up each holiday and Prairie Day are by him. He wears many other hats, but this just names a few. Horse pulling contest first event for Prairie Day Festival
LIBERAL- The first event for the 62nd annual Prairie Day Festival was the horse pulling contest Friday evening, Sept. 14, held at the north city...


Century Farms in Barton County
An individual recently wrote the Lamar Democrat, commenting they would like to see a list of all the Century Farms designated in Barton County. Below is a list of date they...
TAMKO supports Honor Flights for veterans
JOPLIN- TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has provided financial and flight support for Honor Flight trips through Central Missouri Honor Flight, one of the 131 hubs in the...
No city-wide fall cleanup by City of Lamar
The City of Lamar will not have a city-wide fall cleanup. Items that are usually picked up may be taken to the Prairie View Landfill at Hwy. 71 and DD. If a utility bill is...
LandLINK connects farmers across Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY- “Having the right Connections in rural America is extremely important. Our LandLINK service is all about helping farmers make those connections,” says David...