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Lamar is celebrating the 33rd U.S. President

LAMAR, Mo. — Lamar is celebrating Harry S. Truman’s 138th birthday. Today was Truman Day, which was held outside the President’s birthplace at 11th and Truman street. The Barton County Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site to celebrate the 33rd President.
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Barton Co. experiences major flooding

BARTON COUNTY, Mo. — Barton County has been dealing with major flooding Thursday. Like most places in the Four State area, portions of Lamar are experiencing rising flood waters and keeping a close watch on road conditions. Businesses and homes are moving valuables to safe places to avoid water...
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Lamar Democrat

2022: 5-4,11,18,25 Baker Notice of Filing

CIRCUIT COURT, BARTON COUNTY, MISSOURI. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF: ROBERT RUSSELL BAKER, DECEASED, Estate No. 20B4-PR00086. You are notified that the undersigned independent personal representative will file a Statement of Account, containing a Schedule of proposed Distribution of the assets of the estate, in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of BARTON County, Missouri, on JUNE 10, 2022, or as continued by the Court. If no objections to the Statement of Account or Schedule of Distribution are filed within twenty (20) days after the filing thereof, the undersigned independent personal representative will distribute in accordance with the Schedule of proposed Distribution contained in the Statement of Account.
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Lamar Picnic in the Park season kicks off

LAMAR, Mo. — Thursday, the City of Lamar kicked off its “Picnic In the Park” season for the year. Even with some rain, dozens of residents came out to enjoy plenty of food options at Lamar City Park. Seven food trucks were set up, as was a local Amish bakery stand.
LAMAR, MO
Lamar Democrat

2022: 5-4,11,18,25 Pennell Trustee's Sale

TRUSTEE’S SALE: For default in the payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Lindsay A. Pennell, unmarried, dated July 14, 2003, recorded in Book 493, Page 407, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the County of Barton, Missouri, the Undersigned Successor Trustee will on Friday, May 27, 2022, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (1:00 pm), at the West Front Door of the Courthouse, City of Lamar, County of Barton, Misosuri, sell at public venue to the highest bidder for cash:
LAMAR, MO

Barton Co. offers kindergarten immunizations

LAMAR, Mo. — A local health department is reminding families it’s not too early to get ready for the upcoming school year. The Barton County Health Department is offering immunizations for kids going into kindergarten. They recommend families get the vaccines as soon as possible. “As soon as...
BARTON COUNTY, MO
Lamar Democrat

COVID update

“As we enjoy yet another quiet COVID week, the most common question I’m asked is ‘Is COVID over?’” said Barton County Health Department Administrator Joel Dermott. Looking at areawide and statewide numbers, the obvious response would be yes. Dermott’s response is usually another question, “What do you mean by over?”
BARTON COUNTY, MO

Harry Truman Day celebration set for May 7

On Saturday May 7, join the Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site and the Barton County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Truman’s Birthday. Activities will be held throughout the day. The public is invited to attend. The event will include historic demonstrators, WWI and WWII re-enactors, music entertainment,...
BARTON COUNTY, MO
Lamar Democrat

COVID update

Barton County Health Department Administrator Joel Dermott stated that last week was another quiet one, with only one additional case reported. Dermott stated, “Although we are seeing some indicators of rising case numbers in other states, it has yet to materialize here in Missouri”. He added that statewide numbers are excellent by all measurements.
BARTON COUNTY, MO
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2022: 4-27,5-4,11,18 Hobbs Filing of Final Settlement

TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF CAROLYN RUTH HOBBS, Deceased:. You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative will file a Final Settlement and Petition for determination of the persons who are the successors in interest to the personal and real property of the Decedent and of the extent and character of their interest therein and for distribution of such property, in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Barton County, Missouri, on May 26, 2022, or as may be continued by the Court, and that any objections or exceptions to such Final Settlement or Petition or any item thereof must be in writing and filed within twenty days after the filing of such Final Settlement.
BARTON COUNTY, MO
Lamar Democrat

COVID update

Barton County Health Department Administrator Joel Dermott stated that it was another good COVID week in Barton County, with only one new case being registered in the past seven days. Dermott stated that the latest sewershed testing shows a 25 percent decrease in the amount of COVID remnants within the wastewater sampling and no changes in the viral load.
BARTON COUNTY, MO
Lamar Democrat

2022: 4-20,27,5-4,11 Engle Letters Granted

To all persons interested in the Estate of Joan Doris Engle, decedent:. On the 11th day of April, 2022, Jonie R. Engle was appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Joan Doris Engle, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Barton County, Missouri. The business address of the Personal Representative is 207 Gross Street, Liberal, MO, and the attorney is Kendall R. Vickers, whose address and phone number are PO Box 429, Nevada, Missouri 64772, 417/667-5500.
BARTON COUNTY, MO
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Chris Warner

Chris Warner anchors the weekend newscasts and reports for KOAM & FOX14 covering the City of Joplin, Jasper, Barton, and Vernon Counties. Chris joined the KOAM team in January of 2017. He comes to KOAM after spending several years in retail management across the Joplin area. Before that, he spent nearly five years as a photographer/reporter at KSNF.
JOPLIN, MO

Lamar men arrested after stolen tools found

Two men from Lamar, Missouri, were arrested for stealing Wednesday morning. Read the full press release below:. Around 07:00am, 04/06/22, the Lamar Police Department received a report of tools stolen from a work truck that occurred overnight. The investigation led officers to a residence in the 1300 block of College...
LAMAR, MO

Woman with multiple felony warrants sought by Pittsburg PD

PITTSBURG, Kans. — The Pittsburg Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a woman with multiple felony arrest warrants. Belenda Sue Camren is being sought out of Crawford County and Barton County for multiple warrants. She not believed to be armed and dangerous but citizens are still advised to act with caution and contact police immediately.
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Lamar men arrested for alleged tool theft

LAMAR, Mo. — Two Lamar men were arrested Wednesday after police located some stolen tools. A work truck was said to have been burglarized Tuesday night with several tools being taken. The following Wednesday morning officers launched their investigation after receiving a report. Officers followed their lead to a...
LAMAR, MO
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April 5 Municipal Election results

Many races from across Barton County were included on the April 5 municipal election ballot. Please note that some of these totals do not include other counties; this is strictly the results from Barton County. Of the contested races, Ben Huber won over Jerry Sherron with a total vote of...
BARTON COUNTY, MO
Lamar Democrat

2022: 4-13,20,27,5-4 Clark Service by Publication

You are notified that an action has been commenced against you in the Circuit Court of Barton County, Missouri, the object and general nature of which is guardianship and/or conservatorship of the above-named minor. The names of all the parties in the action are stated in the caption above, and...
BARTON COUNTY, MO