Lamar FFA to hold greenhouse sale
By MORGAN BRIBSIN Lamar Democrat Come support your local Lamar FFA Chapter on Truman Day, Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as the FFA will be selling plants to raise...

Photos by Richard Cooper
This display of Indian paintbrush is located nine miles west of Lamar at U.S. 160 and 80th Lane. It is one of the densest displays at that location in years. Indian paintbrush having a banner year
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer Indian paintbrush is a favorite spring “wildflower” of many, but actually it is not a flower at all. It...

Liberal hit by strong winds from Wednesday morning's storms
LIBERAL-Strong winds hit the Liberal area on Wednesday morning, April 27, with destruction scattered throughout the town. Two large cedar trees...

ERIK RYAN MUSGROVE
LAMAR-Private services will be held at the convenience of the family for Erik Ryan Musgrove, 41, Lamar, who died Friday, April 29, 2016, at his home. Arrangements are...

LEONA BALDWIN
JERICO SPRINGS-A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Greenfield Cemetery in Jerico Springs, for Leona G Baldwin, 95, a lifelong resident of Jerico...

MARK BAKER
CARTHAGE-Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel for Mark Baker, 57, Carthage, who died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at...

Legume bloat problems killing cattle in SW Missouri
MT. VERNON-There has been an unusually high number of bloat problems among cattle in southwest Missouri over the last two or three weeks. According to Eldon Cole, livestock...

MU Extension guide lists first, last frost dates by region
COLUMBIA-Spring and fall can be anxious times for gardeners. At the beginning of the growing season, you want to start the garden as early as possible, and at the end you...

Diggins named State Star in Agriscience
COLUMBIA-The Missouri FFA Association recognized Cole Diggins of the Bronaugh FFA Chapter as the State Star in Agriscience at the 88th Missouri FFA Convention. Diggins is...