Accident report
A one vehicle accident occurred at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred two miles...

Route 66 Coin, Gold and Silver Show set for September 29
JOPLIN- The Route 66 Coin, Gold and Silver Show will return to the Joplin area for the ninth consecutive year on Saturday, Sept. 29. The free...

R-I Board to assess activity facilities needs for future
By RICHARD COOPER The Lamar R-I Board of Education will conduct an assessment of facility needs for the district's activities, including...

PAT WATKINS
LAMAR- Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home for James Patrick Watkins, 79, Lamar, who died at his home on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018....

GARY LYDEN
LIBERAL- A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday for Gary Wayne Lyden, 59, Liberal, who died at his home on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The celebration will be...

LANETTA JUNE RIPPY
JERICO SPRINGS- Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Brumback Funeral Home in Stockton for Lanetta June Rippy, 55, Jerico Springs, who died Saturday, Sept. 22,...

R-I Board to assess activity facilities needs for future
By RICHARD COOPER The Lamar R-I Board of Education will conduct an assessment of facility needs for the district's activities, including...

Kiersten Potter, daughter of Carissa and Mitch Potter, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. In her spare time Kiersten enjoys reading. She runs cross country and track. She also has two cats, two geckos, a dog and three fish. Kiersten’s favorite subject in school is science. Students of the week

Cora Pittsenbarger, daughter of Rusty and Amy Pittsenbarger, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Cora enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys softball, track and especially basketball. She likes going to youth group on Sundays and Wednesdays and loves spending time with her dog Mav. Students of the week