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Barton Mutual Insurance Company celebrates 125 years
LIBERAL- Barton Mutual Insurance Company is celebrating 125 years of service to the state of Missouri. On March 19, 1894 the company was originally...

Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle/pedestrian accident occurred at 7:35 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, on Route K in Liberal,...

Funds being raised for special needs rec center
Lamar Paddle For a Cause will be raising funds for a special needs recreational center to be located in Lamar. They feel that this is a much needed resource and are...
Cruise nights are back
The Lamar cruise nights are starting up once again and will be held on the Lamar square between April and August for the 2019 season. 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...

Signs for Lamar City Park discussed at Lamar CB
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Community Betterment met at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 13, at the Wolf Center in Lamar. The meeting was called to order by...
P3 app reports continue to grow
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The monthly S4 (See Something, Say Something) Lamar drug free coalition met at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at the AOK corporate...
McDonald arrested in stolen vehicle
Barton County Deputy Cpl. Lance Butler responded March 13, to a report of a stolen truck from Webb City that was last seen heading north bound on 43 Hwy. from Jasper...
MU School of Visual Studies to present “Art on the Move”
The University of Missouri’s School of Visual Studies (SVS) Art on the Move (AOM) Outreach Program presents SVS Director Dr. Jo Stealey, who will be at the Lamar High...
Cox Barton County Hospital receives quality improvement award
Cox Barton County Hospital has earned a top national award for its quality initiatives, which have resulted in better patient outcomes. In...

Employment numbers increase in January, so do job seekers
By RICHARD COOPER JEFFERSON CITY- Employment jumped in January, but so did the number of job seekers. This gave a somewhat deceptive result because of increased...
Powerful Women of Barton County: Astra Ferris
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat In the third installment of the Powerful Women of Barton County Series, Astra Ferris was chosen for her...

SkillUP World Tour kicks off in Lamar
The Missouri Job Center is taking the show on the road to give everyone a chance to participate in SkillUP, an amazing program that will be held March 25-29, with the first...
Popcorn and a Movie at Prairie State Park
JEFFERSON CITY- Come to Prairie State Park for the park’s second installment of Popcorn and a Movie and learn about river otters at 7 p.m., Friday, March 29. Otters on the...
Remote work training “Rural Online Initiative” coming to Lamar
LAMAR- A town hall meeting on the “Rural Online Initiative,” an online training program designed for self-starters looking for remote job resources and access to higher...