The Crabtrees are pictured, front row, left to right, Paul, Annabelle, Sami Jo, Lauren, Theo and Tanya. State Fair dignitaries pictured in the back row include, left to right, Marshall Stewart, vice chancellor for extension and engagement, MU Extension, Sherry Jones, Missouri State Fair commissioner, Mark Wolfe, Missouri State Fair director, Lowell Mohler, Missouri State Fair commissioner; Richard Fordyce, director of agriculture, Missouri Department of Agriculture and Blake Hurst, president, Missouri Farm Bureau. Crabtree family represents Barton County as State Fair Farm Family
Paul and Tanya Crabtree and family of Liberal were among the families honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day, August 15, at the Missouri State...

Call to win tickets to Renaissance Festival
The Lamar Democrat will be giving away a set of tickets to the 2016 Kansas City Renaissance Festival to the first 12 callers on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Call 417-682-5529 and if...

Lamar Democrat saturation planned for September 7
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Democrat will feature the 2016 Fall Sports Preview in its September 7 edition. In conjunction with the preview, they will offer...

LIDA TURNER
JOPLIN-Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home in Lamar for Lida L. Turner, 82, Joplin,who died Tuesday, Aug. 23,...

LEE DOCKERY
LAMAR-A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. James Cemetery, northeast of Milford, for Leland Carl Dockery, 92, Lamar, who died...

MARY PHIPPS
LAMAR-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home for Mary Ella Phipps, 96, Lamar, who died early Tuesday morning, Aug. 16,...

Progress being made on Prairie Days
LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group held their August meeting on the 16th, in the Barton Mutual Community Room. The meeting was called to order by President Mary Toney at...

Route 66 Coin, Gold and Silver Show set for September 24
JOPLIN-The Route 66 Coin, Gold and Silver Show will return for the seventh consecutive year on September 24. The free admission show will be held at the Continental Banquet...

Freedom Fest set for September 4
The Round Grove Freedom Fest will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, with gates opening at 4 p.m. The Round Grove Church is located on Hwy. UU in Miller. Fireworks will be provided...