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Crop scouting report available to MU Extension subscribers
LAMAR- This is the ninth year for the field crop scouting program designed to help busy farmers with pest management efforts. The program is...


Right To Life Memorial Rally set for January 20
The Right To Life Memorial Rally, sponsored by Barton County Right To Life, will be held Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m., at Memorial Hall in Lamar. The...


Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a two vehicle accident occurred at 9:13 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, four mile east of Lamar on US 160,...


Lockwood FCCLA spreads Christmas cheer
LOCKWOOD- Lockwood FCCLA members spread Christmas cheer to Good Shepherd residents on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Chapter President Amelia Stone...


Gail Hamilton with Patient Accounts Services receives cake from Cait Gardner with Food Services, while Sherri Righter, Patient Accounts Services director, serves punch. Cox Barton County Hospital celebrates anniversary
The new year marked the one-year anniversary of Cox Barton County Hospital officially joining CoxHealth as the system’s sixth hospital. To...


Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu
January 21-25 MONDAY- Chicken-fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat roll, rosy applesauce. TUESDAY- Taco salad...


MU Extension to hold beef cattle reproduction and genetics workshop
STOCKTON- There is remarkable technology available to beef cattle producers in the areas of reproduction and genetics. Learn how you can use these tools on your cattle...
Lamar Police Department apprehend Chapman
On Saturday night, Jan. 5, officers with the Lamar Police Department were dispatched to the Pete’s Convenience Store located at 101 E. 12th St.,...


Mike Rader and his wife Martha at the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Rader inducted into hall of fame
By CHRIS MORROW Ask any high school football coach why they do it and you're apt to get a variety of responses, but one almost universal reason...


Barton County Extension Council 2019 election
The 2019 public election of seven new members for the Barton County University of Missouri Extension County Council will take place January 14...


No weather extremes in December, temperatures above average, rainy...
By RICHARD COOPER In past years, December has produced widely varying temperatures, from unusually warm to bitterly cold. Not in 2018, however. Almost on a daily basis,...
Lamar Democrat features saturation edition on January 16
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat A complete saturation of Barton County and Jasper routes will be offered by the Lamar Democrat in their January 16 edition. The Lamar...
January gardening tips
What can a gardener do in January in the garden? The most important job of any gardener is to make plans. This cold month is a perfect time to...


Harlow Shapley program slated
Harlow Shapley grew up in southwestern Barton County and was in awe of the vast creation of the Milky Way. He went on to become the director of the...


Sheldon man on Most Wanted list taken into custody
NEVADA, Mo.- A Sheldon resident has been taken into custody by a multi-jurisdictional team after being placed on Vernon County’s Most Wanted list....