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Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
Autumn Shelton was congratulated on her trip to California to participate in the game show, “Jeopardy.” She was repeatedly told that the board and administration were proud of her. Facility needs for athletic and activity programs reviewed by Lamar...
By RICHARD COOPER A final review of all facility needs for the Lamar R-I School District was submitted to the board of education at its November...


Memories of JD Pahlow
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat (Editor’s note: In the Wednesday, Nov. 14 edition of the Lamar Democrat, an article ran requesting memories of...


Biannual baby shower held at WIC office
The Barton County WIC office held its biannual baby shower on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Barton County Health Department in Lamar. WIC holds a baby...


The 4-H Teen Leaders will be sharing “Comfort and Joy” this season by collecting “Hats Gloves & Scarves” to be given out during the Good Samaritan Christmas project. Anyone that would like to donate a newly purchased item can drop them off at the University Extension Wolf Center, 801 E. 12th St., in Lamar by Monday, Dec. 10. For more information contact Elaine Davis at 417-682-3579. 4-H Teen Leaders share comfort and joy


Lighting contest set for December 10
The Lamar Community Betterment Christmas Lighting Contest will be held Monday, Dec. 10. Those wishing to participate in the contest by having their...


Lamar Police Officer Jordan Welch spoke to the Girl Scout Troop No. 70082 about respect and what it means to be respectful in their own lives. The girls really enjoyed her presentation and appreciated her time. Girl Scout Troop No. 70082 thanks Officer Welch for her service and time spent with them. Officer Welch speaks to Girl Scouts


Alice Wingo, the CFO’s Vice President of Affiliates, right, presents the Affiliate of the Year Award to BCCF board members, from left: Tom Shields, Nancy Curless, Jane Moyer, Melissa Little and Bruce Belline. BCCF named Affiliate of the Year
The Barton County Community Foundation (BCCF) was named an Affiliate of the Year at the annual Affiliate Conference for the Community Foundation of...


Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
Operation BBQ Relief spent many hours preparing a wonderful meal for the veterans and volunteers that were being honored at Lodge of Hope. Lodge of Hope acknowledges veterans and volunteers
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The 10th Annual Heroes Hunting for Hope fall veterans deer hunt was held by Peterson Outdoors Ministries on...


Correction - Shaver to appear on Discovery Channel at 9 p.m.
The article on Lee Shaver appearing on Discovery Channel’s “Master of Arms” that ran in the November 14 edition of the Lamar Democrat inadvertently listed the time of his...
Free breast and cervical cancer screenings
Missouri’s Show Me Healthy Women (SMHW) program provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings for eligible Missouri women. To be eligible, women must be between the...
Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
Anthony explains how this business was started and how his team has grown this business to be one of the fastest growing distributors of hay baling products in the nation. Jones Twine and Net Wrap holds ribbon cutting


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Lamar Community Betterment has taken down all of the old, weather worn signs that were situated on Hwy. 160, near Orscheln on the south side of the highway as one enters town. This sign was made by CY6 with the assistance from the Barton County Community Foundation grant and will greet drivers as they head into town. Lamar Community Betterment shows off new sign
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat President Elaine Davis opened the Lamar Community Betterment meeting at 12 noon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the...


Shelton shines on Teen Jeopardy!
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Plaza Theatre in Lamar saw a large size crowd on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m., when many town...


El Dorado Springs woman dies in crash
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 45-year old El Dorado Springs woman died Wednesday, after her vehicle ran off I49, south of Lamar and landed in the North...
Golden City preparing for Christmas festivities
GOLDEN CITY- The Golden City Volunteer Fire Department, in conjunction with Golden Harvest Days, will be holding a Chili Feed and Christmas Bizarre...