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Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, when a 2001 GMC Sonoma, being...


LHS Class of 2021 to hold puzzle night fundraiser
The Lamar High School Class of 2021 will hold a puzzle night fundraiser on Friday, July 13, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Lamar United Methodist...


FCS Financial grants awarded to local 4-H clubs
JEFFERSON CITY- FCS Financial is recognizing 40 different 4-H clubs and FFA chapters with $500 grants for submitting outstanding Shaping Rural...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Proud father and member of the Liberal R-2 School Board, Chris Morrow, had the pleasure of presenting a diploma to his daughter, Rhiannon Morrow, during commencement ceremonies held Sunday, May 13. Liberal High School Class of 2018
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat LIBERAL- Liberal High School seniors, along with family members and friends, congregated inside a hot gym on...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Several members of the community gathered for an informal meeting in order to express their thoughts on how the old hospital property should be handled. The meeting was held Monday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Barton County Chamber of Commerce office. Open meeting held to help decide fate of old hospital
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Following the decision by the City of Lamar Planning & Zoning Commission to reject the rezoning of the old...


Joy Krueth sends off the 12 inches of her hair that was cut and donated to Wigs for Kids. Liberal Elementary students participate in Wigs for Kids service...
By JOY KRUETH LIBERAL- Some places call it a fundraiser and some places call it a service project, but whatever one calls it, Liberal Elementary...


LGL, Inc. introduces Chris
LGL, Inc., is a local non-profit that gives lifts to disabled workers at Lamar Enterprises. The counties covered by LGL, Inc. include Barton,...


Four $500 scholarships were presented on behalf of the Lamar Rotary Club to, left to right, Ethan McAfee, in memory of Elgin Dermott, Garrett Morey, in memory of Ralph Davis, Brooklyn Thornton, in memory of Dr. Thomas Carroll and Emily McCaslin, in memory of Edison Kaderly. These scholarships are made possible by the many Rotarians, fair queen candidates and volunteers that put in many hours at the fair stand during the Lamar Fair. Lamar Rotary Club presents scholarships


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Lamar graduating seniors posed for picture taking following the Lamar High School Awards Assembly. Lamar High School holds awards assembly
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar High School Awards Assembly was held Friday morning, May 11, in the high school gymnasium. Lamar...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Following commencement ceremonies, the graduates made a giant circle on the football field for the traditional tossing of their caps. Lamar High School Class of 2018
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The football stands and surrounding areas around the field were packed to overflowing as the Lamar High School...


Photo for Lamar Democrat by Alex McAfee
The Lamar Archery Program is led by coaches Darcy Reed, Harvey Fry, Chad McCullough and Gary Barnes. Here, Barnes awards a certificate to one of the archers in the program, with Reed and McCullough looking on. Lamar Archery Recognition Banquet
The Lamar Archery Recognition Banquet was held for the Lamar Tiger archery team at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 14, in the high school gym. Academic...


LGL, Inc. introduces Garland
LGL, Inc., is a local non-profit that gives lifts to disabled workers at Lamar Enterprises. The counties covered by LGL, Inc. include Barton,...


LGL, Inc. introduces Brandon
LGL, Inc., is a local non-profit that gives lifts to disabled workers at Lamar Enterprises. The counties covered by LGL, Inc. include Barton,...


My name is Brooklynn Thornton. I just recently graduated from Lamar High School and my parents are C.K. and Margie Warden. I attend the Iantha Baptist Church in Iantha, where I work with the youth as their fill-in youth minister. In the fall I hope to attend Missouri Southern State University while majoring in either Business Management or AD/PR. I am very excited for this opportunity to work with the Lamar Democrat, taking photos and writing short articles! Lamar Democrat welcomes Brooklynn Thornton


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Lockwood seniors congregated in the hallway as they prepared to enter the gymnasium prior to commencement exercises held Friday evening, May 11. Lockwood High School Class of 2018
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat LOCKWOOD- Hayden Vaughn played the Processional on the piano as members of the Lockwood High School Class of...