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Keith Selvey, who turned 100 on March 4, is pictured with his sister, Louise Caruthers, who was able to attends his party in Kerrville, Texas. Keith Selvey celebrates 100th birthday
Keith Selvey, a former Lamar resident, celebrated his 100th birthday on March 4, at his home where he resides with his daughter and son-in-law in...

Democrat saturation features annual Progress edition
The Lamar Democrat will be offering its yearly Progress edition on March 27 and along with this will be the paper’s complete saturation of Barton...

Add legumes to fescue pastures for better profits
STOCKTON- Cattle producers see more profit when they add legumes to fescue pastures and manage grazing systems properly, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri...
Spring clean-up recycling event set for April 13
The Region M Solid Waste Management District is partnering with the Barton County Library in offering a Spring Clean-Up recycling event on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 11...
Thrivent Financial to host “Social Security: Timing is Everything”
LOCKWOOD- Thrivent Financial is hosting a free educational event to help attendees develop a strategy to maximize social security benefits. The 45-minute event will be held...
TAMKO receives “50-years Dedication to Safety” award
JOPLIN- A first-of-its-kind award was presented to TAMKO Building Products, Inc. for more than 50 years of dedication to product safety and...

Consider native warm-season grasses to complement tall fescue
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Native warm-season grasses can yield more forage than traditional tall fescue, says Tim Schnakenberg, University of Missouri Extension agronomy...
CoxHealth expands telemedicine clinics for students to 20 plus...
Students in more than 20 districts throughout the Ozarks now have access to health care without leaving school. In early March, CoxHealth expanded...

Dr. Hopkins Advice Measles, Mumps and Influenza Oh My!
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat Years ago, a 21 year old male came to Dr. Hopkins with the chickenpox. Hopkins tried to find out why his...

Liberal's famous journalist and author, Proctor Moore. Barton County of Yesteryear
Founder of Liberal News marries at 59 Proctor Moore was one of Liberal's best known citizens. He founded the “Liberal News,” served a period of...

One vehicle accident occurs east of Jasper
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8, eight miles east of Jasper on...

Correction on Master Gardener story
An article concerning the Master Gardener class on keeping deer away from flower beds and gardens, that ran in the February 27 edition of the Lamar...

Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
Chris Wyatt, new president of Cox Barton County Hospital in Lamar, was the guest of Rotarian Amy Neher at the club’s meeting on Tuesday, March 5. Wyatt gave a slide presentation and spoke on “the history of the Wyatt family”, including tales of his wife, kids and even their dog. He told of the various places he had worked and stated that he was originally from southeast Missouri, so it was good to be back in the state. Being Fat Tuesday, King Cake was served at the Rotary Club meeting to those attending, with Kenny Howard finding the baby, signifying luck and prosperity. Wyatt speaks at weekly Rotary Club meeting

Regional Hay School to be held at Carthage Courthouse
Jasper County MU Extension will host the Regional Hay School on Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Jasper County Extension office, located in the Carthage...
A skimming device found inside of a gas pump. Skimmer device found at local gas station
The Lamar Police Department took a report on Wednesday, March 6, regarding a skimmer device that was located on one of the gas pumps at the...