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Guided bison hike at Prairie State Park April 1
Guests can explore the prairie while learning about bison on a guided bison hike at Prairie State Park. The hike will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Regal...
Few contests among area municipalities in April 4 election
Only Mindenmines has contested races for all its offices to be filled in the April 4 election. Three candidates have filed for the office of mayor, Michael Kloer, Robert...
Area school boards have abundance of candidates
This is the year that seven director school boards in Missouri must fill three vacancies. This may have been a factor in an increased number of candidates filing for area...
Lamar Old Timers basketball tournament to benefit McKarus
The Lamar Old Timers will support Stuart McKarus, a Lamar High School junior, in their fourth annual basketball tournament to be held April 7 and 8. The 12 team, 24 game...
Redneck joins list of companies with employees as stakeholders
LAMAR- Danny Little, CEO of Redneck Outdoor Products, Inc proudly informed employees on December 27, 2016, that the company has formed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan...
On their last day in Cuba, Astra Ferris and Kim O'Sullivan visited with artist Glen Tutterrow, who is creating the Osage Trail Monument, located just off I-44 on the Cuba exit. This is the largest monument honoring the Osage Tribe in the United States. Chamber visits fastest growing small economy in Missouri
By ASTRA FERRIS Barton County Chamber of Commerce CEO and KIM O'SULLIVAN Membership Director Barton County Chamber of Commerce On February 16...


Davis siblings are top fundraisers for Hoops for Hearts
The Lamar Middle School participated in Hoops for Heart during the month of February. This fundraiser benefits the American Heart Association,...


Deadline to help those affected by wildfires is April 6
Help fill the semi-trailer by April 6! The Arcola Christian Church, located at the intersection of Hwys. 39 and Y, as well as the Barton County Extension office, 701 E....
Golden City Council scrutinizing fire department
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer GOLDEN CITY-The city council of Golden City, which met in regular session March 6, appeared to focus its attention on the city’s...
Those in the winner's circle thank everyone for a great event. Barton County 4-H holds first 5K Walk/Run
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" - Vincent Van Gough. The Barton County 4-H 1st Annual 4-H 5K Walk/Run was...


Economic Security Corporation announces solution for quality child...
In many families today, parents need to work-full-time or longer to make ends meet. High-quality child care can be difficult to arrange, even when low wage working parents...
Recovery court participants work hard on projects
The Barton County Recovery Court participants concluded its second group Community Service Project for Lamar and Barton County on Saturday, March 18. The first project...
Join Lamar First Assembly for Living Free
Small group discipleship sessions that promote growth in Christ and freedom from sin, in a safe caring environment, will be featured at the Lamar First Assembly, 1200 Mill...
Lamar R-I looks to summer projects, preparation for 2017-18
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The meeting of the R-I Board of Education was held at noon, March 17, an unusual time but necessitated because of several...
Ribbon cutting held at Decorating Den's new location
Decorating Den held its grand opening at their new location at 1031 Gulf St., on the west side of the Lamar square, Thursday, March 16, from 12...