Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
This year’s Memorial Day service was held inside at Walmart, where brief services have been held for the past several years. VFW Post 3691 was invited to present the colors since there were insufficient numbers of VFW members to hold the traditional outdoor services on the Barton County Courthouse lawn. Mycah Reed, far left, sang the National Anthem, and Jack Kirk, inset, told of his “honor flight” to Washington. Numerous girl scouts also took part in the services that were hampered by lack of a public address system. Memorial Day service held at Walmart

Sami Bayless, front row ninth from left and Isaiah Chandler, front row second from right, were among the 50 Missouri 4-H horse project teens who spent six days exploring the equine careers and industry in the Lexington, Ky. area May 23-29, on the 10th annual Missouri 4-H Equine Tour. 2016 Missouri 4-H Equine Tour
CARTHAGE-Sami Bayless, Lockwood, and Isaiah Chandler, Carthage, were among the 50 Missouri 4-H horse project teens who spent six days exploring the...

Lamar’s water needs are critical and growing
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The city of Lamar has a long history of seeking adequate drinking water for its citizens. We will go no further back than...

BARBARA JOHANSON
MILLSBORO, Delaware-Services were held at 12 noon Monday, May 23, at Stauffer Funeral Home in Thurmont for Barbara Joyce Johanson, 92, Millsboro (formerly of Thurmont), who...

RANDY BRUNDIGE
IRWIN-Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home for Randy Ray Brundige, 56, Irwin, who died unexpectedly on Friday, May 20,...

OLIVER “BUD” CAMPBELL
LAMAR-Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Konantz Warden Funeral Home for Oliver Willard “Bud” Campbell, 86, who died Sunday, May 22,...

Four State Farm Show to be held July 22-24
Farmers and ranchers will explore more than 25 acres of agricultural technology and equipment at the 2016 Four State Farm Show near Pittsburg, Kan. Set for Friday,...

Liberal Area Civic Group concentrates on Prairie Days
The Liberal Area Civic Group gathered on Tuesday, May 17, in the Barton Community Room. Fifteen members and one guest were present when President Mary Toney called the...

Discover Your Treasure at In God We Trust Day 2016
MINDENMINES-A nationally known antique appraiser is slated to appear at an event at Border Town Auction House, 611 Main, Mindenmines, on In God We Trust Day 2016, Saturday,...