Dining to Donate feeds many despite icy conditions
AOK held its monthly fundraiser, Dining to Donate, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Nathan's Place on the Lamar square. Despite the icy weather many...

Start college with an old friend from home!!!

Hayden awarded Americas Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship
Alicia Hayden of Lamar has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Americas Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a new program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund....

Property transfers
General Warranty Deed, filed December 30, 2015. Boyce D. Hawes and Brenda J. Hawes of Barton County, Missouri to RSBR Investments, LLC of Howell County, Missouri: Those...

Court misc.
Barton County Memorial Hospital V William Irwin Jr., consent judgment. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LL V Debbie Johnson, consent judgment. World Acceptance Corp of MO V...

Lamar Municipal Court report
Merissa Julia Enid Angell, FTA stop sign/light violation, $86 fine. Benjamin Joseph Arnold, minor in possession of alcohol, driving while intoxicated, $461.50...

CHARLES EUGENE BANES
RURAL SHELDON-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada for Charles Eugene Banes, 88, rural Sheldon, who died...

PHILIP LOLLAR
THE COLONY, Texas-A memorial service will be held in Golden City, Mo. at a future date, for Philip Orrin Lollar, 89, The Colony, who died Sunday,...

VIRGINIA L. HOOVER
VIRGINIA L. HOOVER LIBERAL-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hannon Free Will Baptist Church in Liberal for Virginia L. (Rice) Hoover, 91, Liberal, who died...


Lamar High School girls' swim team members that competed in the Monett Invitational were, front row, left to right, Kaelyn Sturgell and Grace Compton; back row, Jensen Worsley, Ashley Allen, Carmen Miller, Kayli Cole, Mary Bean and Jenna Baslee. Lamar girls swim at Monett Invitational
The Lamar High School girls' swim team earned 228 points to finish fifth out of 10 teams at the Monett Invitational, held December 19, 2015....

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar's Sam Timmons takes the ball up for a bucket during the Tigers win over visiting Liberal last week. Shown for Liberal, from left, Jacob Dermott, Dylan Irwin, Cade Spencer and Ryan Johnston. Tigers top Bulldogs
The Liberal Bulldogs got off to a hot start Tuesday night on the road at Lamar, but the Tigers were able to outlast them in a 75-56 victory to move...

Photos for Lamar Democrat by Morgan Brisbin and Mikayla Burchett
State officials recognized the Lamar High School Tiger football team, its coaches and cheerleaders, on Friday, Jan. 22, with an assembly to honor their fifth consecutive State 2 State championship title. Pictured are, Lamar High School Principal Jennifer Beam, State Representative Mike Kelley, U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, State Senator Ed Emery and Lamar School Superintendent Dr. Zach Harris. Assembly held to recognize state champs
By MIKAYLA BURCHETT Lamar Democrat On Friday, Jan. 22, United States Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, Missouri State Representative Mike Kelley and...

Caleb Winslow, son of Charlie and Shanda Winslow, is the sixth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Caleb likes to make music with drums. His favorite subject in school is Science and his favorite sport is basketball. Students of the week

Scholarship offered to Golden City graduates
This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a graduate of Golden City High School. Shelter Agent Sean Holman sponsors and partially...

Ayers named to SBU honor roll
BOLIVAR-Southwest Baptist University (SBU) has recently released the Fall 2015 honor roll. Earning a spot on the Trustee's List was Kacey Ayers, Lamar. To be listed on...

Letter to the editor
Dear Editor: I just received my electric/water bill for January 2016 and notified an increase in the amount due. I compared my January bill to my December bill and noticed...

Letter to editor
Dear Editor, I recently received State Senator Ed Emerys 2015 Legislative Update. On the first page it seemed apparent Mr. Emery was serious about protecting my rights and...

Letter to editor
Dear Editor: I'd like to see an outlet mall with a variety of different stores and restaurants built along Interstate 49 in Barton County, so travelers and area residents...