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Deputies dispatched following suspicious activity
Barton County Sheriff Department deputies were dispatched to the area of NW 150th Ln. and 50th Rd., on Monday, Feb. 13, following the report of suspicious activity. While...
Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a two vehicle accident occurred at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, three miles north of Jasper on northbound I-49, when a 1999...
Sincere apology given to Washburn Farm & Home Supply
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Many years ago it was the desire of Lamar Community Betterment, as well as certain other citizens in Lamar, to erect a Welcome to Lamar...
Letter to editor
Dear Editor: I wanted to make it known to the community that we were glad to donate the “Howdy From Lamar” sign. Washburn's cut the letters out on our plasma table, then...
R-I board rehires building administrators, hears financial update
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Lamar R-I Board of Education continues to look ahead to the next school year as that took a sizable amount of time at...
State Wide Occupant Safety Campaign held February 16
By JOHN DAVIS Lamar Deputy Police Chief As many of you noticed on Thursday, Feb. 16, the officers were doing a seatbelt check in the area of the schools. We were...
Tickets now available for BCCF Roots & Wings Garden Gala
The Barton County Community Foundation (BCCF) will hold its annual fundraising event on Saturday, March 4, with a social hour to begin at 6:30 p.m., followed with dinner...
Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association to sponsor show
The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will sponsor the 25th Annual Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia and Collectibles Show at the Carthage Memorial...
S4 draws closer to launch of P3 app
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Board members of S4 (See Something, Say Something), a drug-free coalition in Lamar, met at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at Nathan's Place,...
State Representative Charlie Davis, R-Webb City, left, and State Representative Mike Kelley, R-Lamar, received the patriot and statesman for life award at the Midwest Rally for Life. Kelley and Davis honored at Midwest Rally for Life
JEFFERSON CITY- State Representatives Mike Kelley, R-Lamar and Charlie Davis, R-Webb City, were honored with an award recently at the Midwest Rally...


BCMH schedules monthly diabetes education support group
Diabetes Support Group at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar is a free social network that makes it easy to get emotional support needed from others going through the...
Chamber Spotlight - Lamar License Office
By KIM O'SULLIVAN Membership Director/Executive Assistant My girls often tease me about #onlyinlamar benefits we have living in our small...


BCSC hosts Olympic Weightlifting Certification
Residents of Lamar noticed a number of new faces in town weekend before last. Barton County Strength Club hosted its first weekend Olympic...


Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol an accident occurred at 8:35 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, when a southbound 2016 Kia Rio, being driven by Ronald D Carrier, 51,...
Transportation Advisory Committee to focus on transportation needs...
Starting February 23, the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council will meet every other month with officials from Barton,...