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14:44

Spotlight on McFadden Land & Title

The Chamber is proud to announce that McFadden Land & Title Company is our Chamber Spotlight this week. They offer Title Insurance escrow closings abstract or title research to our community. Fifteen years ago Lonnie and Cindy McFadden purchased Pahlow and Pahlow, as it was formerly known. It was formed by the family in 1918 and remained in the same family till the McFadden’s purchased it in 2000 as the second owners. Read More

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13:55

Spotlight On Barton County Right to Life

Barton County Right to Life has a huge future goal. They hope to see a day when the sanctity of life is again our national vision, and they are no longer needed! Most organizations tell us that they hope for future growth, but this group would rather not be needed or exist. However, until that time what are they all about and what are they doing in Barton County? Read More

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14:55

Spotlight on First Assembly of God

Visiting for a few minutes with Mark Garfield, Pastor of Lamar First Assembly of God was a great experience for our staff. Pastor Garfield informed us that new leadership has been established within the church recently, as well as ministry opportunities for all ages to serve the Kingdom. Mark explained that they remain focused on being God centered, people focused, and rapture ready. Read More

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16:20

Spotlight on Isenhower Lumber

Sitting down for a few minutes with Lonnie Stilabower, owner of Isenhower Lumber Company was a great experience for our staff. His office contains stacks of papers, a frequently ringing phone, and inspiring quotes posted in various places. Those quotes gave us some insight to what pushes Mr. Stilabower to overcome obstacles, face new challenges & the ability to adapt to the marketplace. Read More

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13:41

Spotlight on Truman Birthplace

The Harry S. Truman Birthplace & State Historic site is located at 407 East 11th Street here in Lamar. “Approximately, 5,800 visitors from all over the country visited the Harry S. Truman Birthplace in 2014. The site brings in at least one international visitor per month coming for a tour,” reports director Beth Bazal. If you are a Barton County resident, and you have not checked out the birthplace, you need to make it a point to visit this attraction located in your back yard. Read More

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09:41

Spotlight On Extension

Using science-based knowledge, University of Missouri Extension engages people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions. MU Extension makes university education and information accessible for: Read More

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13:43

Spotlight On Step 4 Hope

Formerly known as the Pink Apple 5K and 2-Mile Fun Walk/Run, Step 4 Hope takes place in conjunction with Wyatt Earp's Fallfest on October 10th 2015. This event benefits the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO) whose proceeds go to benefit families dealing with Breast Cancer. Specifically the money collected by BCFO goes towards things which insurance companies fail to cover such as gas, mortgages, groceries and more. Read More

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12:04

Spotlight on Bull Insurance

Bull Insurance Agency is a Barton County family owned business since 1992 located on Gulf Street which offers personal and commercial lines of insurance through reputable companies such as Nationwide, Allstate, Safeco, Guideone, Grinnell Mutual and many others. Read More

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12:17

Spotlight On Xchanger

It’s there on your doorstep or in your mailbox each and every week – The Xchanger2. Located on the square in Lamar, Missouri – Xchanger2 is part of the Xgroup out of Butler, Missouri. The paper has been in business since 1980 and is delivered free of charge to over 10,000 residents. Read More

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10:51

Spotlight on Dairy Queen

From Orange Julius, to delicious chili dogs & those amazing chicken strip baskets ...and who could ever forget a tasty Blizzard with all your favorite fixings - Dairy Queen has long been one of Barton County's favorite places to enjoy great food and beverages. Read More

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