by Carol Harris
The city of Lamar is looking to expand by way of an industrial park.
The city applied for a Community Development Block Grant to construct buildings which would lure new businesses and industries to the area.
Officials plan to build a 24,000-square-foot building behind Wal-Mart, which will rest on a 70-acre tract and is expected to cost nearly $350,000.
Fishing retail shop Modern Outdoor Tackle moved; Healthy Spot LLC opened; and Springfield law firm Strong, Garner & Bauer PC changed names and moved its office.