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Large turnout for Golden City Christmas Parade
The Golden City Harvest Days Christmas Parade was held Saturday morning, Dec. 1, with beautiful weather and an abundance of entries. The parade was...


Public input sought for Shawnee Trail Conservation Area
MINDENMINES- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around...


MU Extension to provide Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshop
STOCKTON- MU Extension is providing a Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshop on Monday, Jan. 28, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Vernon County...


Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
Family and friends gathered in the Barton County Circuit Courtroom at 10 a.m., Monday morning, December 31, to witness the swearing in of county office holders whose terms would begin the following day. Three of the six were beginning their first terms in office. Pictured left to right, Mike Davis, Presiding Commissioner; Lisa Cunningham, Recorder of Deeds (first term); James Nichols, Associate Circuit Judge; Melinda Maberry, Clerk of the Circuit Court (first term); Mike Smalley, Prosecuting Attorney (first term); and Kristina Crockett, County Clerk. Barton County office holders for 2019 and beyond sworn in


Edward Jones to host open house
Andrea Hollstein, a local financial advisor for the financial services firm Edward Jones, invites the public to attend an open house from 3 p.m. to...


MU Extension to educated cattle producers
STOCKTON- MU Extension, in cooperation with Barton County Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Lamar Bank and Trust Co., will have a meeting on...


MU Extension to provide a warm season grazing workshop
STOCKTON- MU Extension is providing a Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshop on February 1, beginning at 1 p.m., at the Immanuel Lutheran Church...


Mandatory synthetic auxin herbicide training scheduled
University of Missouri Extension is holding computer labs in three locations for producers to complete the online mandatory synthetic auxin...


Affordable health screenings coming to Lamar
LAMAR- Residents living in and around Lamar can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic,...


Accident report
A one vehicle accident occurred at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, six miles southeast of Liberal on US Hwy. 160. According to the Missouri State...


Filings for city offices
As of December 27, 2018, the following individuals have filed for municipal offices in Barton County and surrounding area. Lamar: Mayor, Kent Harris, incumbent; Ward 1,...
Bids received by Barton County for road materials, other services,...
Six-sack mix cement. One bid received, G & H Concrete, Lamar Heights, bid accepted. Grade 60 bendable rebar. One bid received, Viebrock Sales, LLC, Sedalia, bid...
Helping hands provided at Christmas
While many associate the Christmas season with happy gatherings of family and friends, there are those whose holiday spirits are crushed by the...


WIC to remain in operation despite government shutdown
LAMAR- Although the federal government shutdown has been announced, the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as...


Miners Hall Museum celebrates Frontenac
FRANKLIN, Kan. – Miners Hall Museum has announced its 2019 First Quarter Exhibit, “Little Balkans Coal Camps – Celebrate Frontenac”. Opening...