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Image Credit: Ann Kelley/Facebook Powerful women of Barton County: Ann Kelley
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat In honor that March is International Women’s Month, each week the paper will highlight a powerful woman from...

March can be brutal on beef cattle
MT. VERNON- March could be the hardest month of the year on beef cattle according to Eldon Cole, field specialist in livestock with University of Missouri...
Rio Gardner Well qualified candidates hired by Lamar Parks and Rec
LAMAR- The Lamar Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the hiring of two well-qualified candidates for full-time supervisory roles...

Tigerfest 2019 to be held March 22
The Lamar Athletic Booster Club invites all to Tigerfest 2019 dinner and auction to be held on Friday, March 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at...

Ordinance Committee reviews park ordinances and golf cart issue
By RICHARD COOPER The Lamar City Council's Ordinance Committee held its third meeting since January 9 to systematically page through the city's code of ordinances to...
Missouri State Representative Ann Kelley reads legislation HB 207 for the third and final time. The bill passed with a final vote of 149-7. House passes bill to include medical notations on Missouri driver’s...
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri House of Representatives recently signed off on Representative Ann Kelley’s legislation, HB 207, which would allow...

Late planting of winter wheat not recommended
LAMAR- Southwest Missouri farmers are asking questions about the late planting of winter wheat since conditions were not ideal during regular planting time. “It is risky...
Accident reports
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 8:28 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, on I-49 at Lamar, when a...

Photo courtesy of Barton County Sheriff’s Office
Barton County dispatch received a 911 call on Wednesday, Feb. 27, regarding a structure fire on Lincoln Street in Golden City. The Golden City Fire Department and the Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. During the investigation of the fire it was determined that the fire had been intentionally set. One man was located at a nearby address and taken into custody. He was transported to the sheriff's office and placed on a 24-hour hold for investigation. The investigation of the fire is being conducted by the sheriff's office. Fire engulfs structure

Plan now for Jefferson Highway Coin and Collector Show
The Jefferson Highway Coin and Collector Show will be held Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Thiebaud Auditorium, 105 E. 11th St., Lamar. The auditorium is located...
Community open house to be held at CoxHealth Golden City Clinic
Make plans to stop in and say “hello” to the medical team at a community open house to be held at the CoxHealth Golden City Clinic on Tuesday,...

Lamar R-I given high rating by Mo. Department of Elementary &...
By RICHARD COOPER The board of education of Lamar R-I School District was pleased to learn that the district had received a performance...

USDA Rural Development in Missouri accepting grant applications
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications to support businesses and help create jobs in rural Missouri. The Rural Business...
Commission opens bids for concrete work on bridge on NW 50th Road
By RICHARD COOPER Lathrop Excavating of Lamar was the lowest of three bidders for pouring and forming abutment walls on a bridge to be constructed at 290 Northwest 50th...
This doe does not look healthy at all. Notice the hip bone through her skin. The confusion disease
By LARRY DABLEMONT I will be killing a deer or two this week to give to the Missouri Department of Conservation to check for CWD. I am looking...