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Nitrogen needs in wheat
LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields west of Golden City along Hwy. 126, Hwy. T and Hwy. JJ and north of Arcola on...
It is indeed a small world...
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It has been a very interesting week, as this past week I received an email at the Democrat, with a request to forward it on to Chris...
Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
The Barton County Chamber's Business After Hours hosted the grand re-opening of Westco in Lamar on Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Those visiting the newly remodeled store were served refreshments while they networked and registered to win a $1,000 shopping spree. Pictured with members of the chamber and the community are Candice Lemmons, sales associate; Rachel Keith, store manager and Hannah Schultz, marketing director. Westco celebrates grand re-opening


Median household income in Missouri by county
The median household income for Missouri is $45,231 according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Estimates Branch. The median household income figure is the amount...
Guided bison hike at Prairie State Park April 2
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 2, at the Regal...
Routine council meeting drops effort to revive city sticker
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-It was on the agenda of the March 21 meeting of the Lamar City Council to discuss reviving a wheel tax, more commonly known...
Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
The Barton County Eagles No. 4405 held its annual Easter egg hunt at their aerie on Sunday, March 20. There were over 1400 eggs in four age groups awarded at the afternoon hunt. Barton County Eagles hold successful Easter egg hunt


Performance Bull Sale set for March 28 in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD-The 87th All Breed Performance Tested Bull Sale in southwest Missouri will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, March 28, at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center,...
Edward Jones named One of 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie
Financial-services firm Edward Jones was named a 50 Best Workplace for Camaraderie by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine, according to Pat Barr, Edward Jones...
Spring outlook in Missouri another coin toss
COLUMBIA, Mo.-Missouri’s weather has a reputation for unpredictability, which gave rise to the saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will...
Job numbers slump in January
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Unemployment rates stayed under five percent in January, but only because the size of the labor force shrank....
Instructions for voting in Missouri’s primary election, Tuesday,...
JEFFERSON CITY-When registered voters go to the polls, they will be asked to choose a ballot for one party and one party only, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or...
“Lace Up and Go” for the American Heart Association’s National...
By LINDSEY STEVENSON University of Missouri Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist Wednesday, April 6, is National Walking Day sponsored by the American Heart...
February was exceedingly warm, and exceedingly dry
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-February is known for allowing a brief peek into the warm spring weather to come. The February of 2016 kicked the door wide...
Accident report
A one vehicle accident occurred at 4:33 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, one mile south of Liberal on Route NN, when a northbound 2008 Chevrolet Uplander, being driven by...