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Cookbook is the result of two friends reminiscing
Five years ago, at Christmastime, Marilyn Couch wrapped three gifts for her children, with a note inside stating that one of their Christmas gifts...


PACE, promoter of clean energy or boondoggle?
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer BARTON COUNTY-In 2011, Missouri’s Clean Energy District was formed, providing a means of funding for businesses, later to include...
Mason and Morgan named Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors
JEFFERSON CITY-A panel of judges selected Sydnee Mason, of Marshall, and Tony Morgan, of Lamar, as 2017 Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors during the organization’s 102nd...
Oakton Church features living nativity pageant
By KAY ROSE The message of Jesus’ birth has never changed, but a lot of other things have changed since Oakton Church first started the nativity...


Heads up and eyes open
By DEPUTY CHIEF JOHN DAVIS Lamar Police Department I would like to take a few moments of your day to reiterate something that most of us have heard hundreds of times...
Utilization at BCMH showed higher for October
The November 28 meeting of the Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was called to order by Vice Chairperson Sharon Whittle. Other members present were Tom...
Miss Merry Christmas winners were, left to right, Lauren Compton, 1st runner-up; Kourtney Lucas, Miss Merry Christmas and Katelynn Hill, 2nd runner-up. Miss Merry Christmas
Photos courtesy of J. Cantrell Photography


County audit to begin
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The first step in a required audit of Barton County government took place, December 5, when Kately Crosson introduced...
Slight bump upward in area jobs, except Barton County
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri counties surrounding Barton County experienced a slight growth in job numbers in October. Barton...
Saturation set for December 14
In the December 14 edition, the Lamar Democrat will feature a section congratulating both the Lamar football team and cross country team, on their victories at State. In...
Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 12:12 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 10 miles east of Lamar on Route F, when a southbound 2003...
Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
Despite getting off to a late start, the trees are finally beginning to turn for the season. The sunshine was captured shining brilliantly through this tree in front of Thiebaud Auditorium on Wednesday morning, Nov. 30. Foliage is finally turning


Very warm November had moisture deficiency
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-We have just concluded one of the warmest Novembers of recent years. Mean temperature for the month was 52.30 degrees, which...
Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
Presenters at Lamar Rotary on Tuesday, Nov. 30, were Mario and Lisa Gonzalez, pictured with their daughter, Amari. Gonzalez's present program at Lamar Rotary
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Mario and Lori Gonzalez were the presenters at Lamar Rotary on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The two, along with their...


Correction
The article, “Joplin Regional Business Journal holds small chamber summit”, that ran in the Wednesday, Nov. 30 edition of the Lamar Democrat, should have stated that in...