The Missourians to appear in concert
The Missourians are a combination of various musical talents each devoted to God. While their roots are in southern gospel music, this midwest...

September Yard of the Month
Terry and Rhonda Braker have lived in this home at the corner of 3rd and Broadway in Lamar for about two years. They are currently in the process...

D.W.I. checkpoint to be held in Lamar
The Lamar Police Department, in conjunction with the Barton County Sheriff's Department and the Southwest Missouri D.W.I. Task Force, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on...
City must expand generator plant at landfill
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The city will be making some changes in the near future at its methane powered generator plant located at Prairie View...
Things that happen at the Lamar Free Fair
Parades, displays, gospel music, livestock shows. All are events to be expected at any county fair, including the Lamar Free Fair. However, there are so many other things...
Accident report
A one vehicle accident occurred at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred on I49 at Jasper as a southbound...
Senator Blunt’s staff to visit Lamar, September 22
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a “Mobile Office” in the Barton County Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 22. This will afford an opportunity for constituents to...
4-H kicks off Good Samaritan food drive
Area 4-H youth will kick off their 2016 food drive for the Good Samaritan shop on Thursday, Sept. 29. The shelves at Good Samaritan are looking bare and are in need of...
Youth conference results in action
During the Youth Civic Leadership Summit (YCLS) in March of 2016, MCB and 4-H youth were challenged to develop a service-learning project to...

Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a two vehicle accident occurred three miles west of Golden City on MO 126 and Route T, at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, when...
Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
The circus is coming to town and as a promotion, Skeeter the clown visited area schools on Friday afternoon, Sept. 2, entertaining the children and producing lots of laughs. During one of the assemblies Skeeter had two children from each grade level balance a peacock feather on their finger and of course, the feather fell quickly. Skeeter taught them how to focus their eyes on the eye of the feather and to never look away. After that, they all balanced the feather. Pictured are Maylea Davey, a third grader in Mrs. Achey's class and to the left, Jace Talbott, a fourth grader in Mrs. O'Sullivan's class. Skeeter clowns around with area school children

August above average in temperature, below average in rainfall
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The eighth month of the year, just passed, was a departure from average (Call it “normal,” if you like.) in a couple of...
Photo by Adam Conover, American Angus Association
These Angus member received awards from the Southwest Missouri Angus Association at the 2016 Ozark Empire Fair Angus Show, July 30 in Springfield. Pictured from left are Hannah Moyer, Lamar, cow-calf pair of the year award; Britney Eagleburger, Buffalo, bred-and-owned bull of the year, bred-and-owned heifer of the year and member of the year awards and Callie Keaton, Anderson, owned heifer of the year award. Angus members awarded at Ozark Empire Fair

Podworms and other pests found only in small numbers
LAMAR-Will Knuckles, University of Missouri Extension agronomy assistant, scouted fields northwest of Liberal on August 24 for the Field Crop Scouting Report. Knuckles...
BCMH Community Health Fair to be held September 14
The Barton County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees met August 29, with Chairperson Jill Purinton calling the meeting to order. Other board members in attendance were Tom...