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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...
MGE files request to lower natural gas rates
JEFFERSON CITY-Missouri Gas Energy has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to lower its natural gas rates. The utility estimates that, if approved,...
PSC sets deadline for intervening in KCP&L-GMO rate increase...
JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the deadline for those wishing to intervene and participate in a rate increase request filed by...
Correction
The statement in the March 9 edition of the Democrat that the murder trial of Bobby Bourne, Jr. had been moved to Henry County on a change of venue was in error. The...
American Pickers to film in Missouri
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Missouri! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout...

Kelley offers explanation of party primary processes
JEFFERSON CITY-Rep. Mike Kelley said many voters in the 127th district have expressed confusion regarding how the upcoming primary election will work. He said he hopes to...
Middaugh to hold book signing
Cynthia Middaugh, an award-winning poetry writer and author of “You Don’t Know Me,” has announced a signing for her latest book. The signing for...