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Miles speaks on Mobile Museum of Earth History
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Matt Miles, with the Mobile Museum of Earth History, spoke at the Tuesday, Oct. 17 meeting of the Rotary Club in...


Independence man charged with stabbing father near Sheldon
An Independence man is in custody after Vernon County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of a stabbing in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 16. According...
Accident report
A one vehicle accident occurred at 2:05 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, two miles south of Lamar on SE 30th Rd., when an eastbound 2004 Honda Accord, being driven by Lisa R Doyle,...
Genetic and reproductive tools to be discussed
STOCKTON- University of Missouri Extension, Barton County Cattlemen’s Association and Seed and Farm Inc. of Liberal and Waco, Mo. are presenting a Barton County Cattle...
Lamar College & Career Health Fair offered October 24
There will be a Lamar College and Career Fair held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Lamar High School. The event is being hosted by the Barton County Chamber...
Good size crowd enjoys Wyatt Earp Days, despite high winds
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger The Wyatt Earp Fallfest, held Saturday, Oct. 14, around the Lamar square, was a good, if not windy, success this...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
A total of 46 individuals participated in the Barton County Right to Life’s Annual Life Chain held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1. Those holding signs lined the south side of Hwy. 160 (12th Street), from right around O’Reilly Automotive to the far west side of the Lamar First Christian Church. Here, they have their display set up on the north side of the square during Wyatt Earp Days, Saturday, Oct. 14. Life Chain takes place October 1 in Lamar


City directional signs discussed
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Community Betterment met at 12 noon on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Wolf Center. The meeting was called to order by Elaine Davis,...
Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu
October 30 – November 3 MONDAY- Swedish meatballs and pasta, California blend vegetables, zucchini and tomatoes, hot roll, rosy applesauce. TUESDAY- Chicken pot pie,...
Lamar Parks and Rec update
By HEIDI JOHNSON Parks and Recreation Director I get asked often by family and friends if I have been able to slow down at all yet since the summer is over. That answer...
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Sgt. Justin Schiffbauer, a United States Marine Corp recruiter, was on hand Friday, Oct. 13, as Lamar High School senior Logan Williams (center) pledged to serve in the Marines. Williams will be able to attend college at Pittsburg State while participating in active training. Upon graduation from college he will serve as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Also pictured are his mother, Reane, left, and his father, David, right. Williams signs with the United States Marine Corp
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Friday, Oct. 13 was a big day for Logan Williams, son of David and Reane Williams, as he signed a pledge to...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Missouri State Representative Mike Kelley (center) recognized brothers George Giger, left and Marion Giger, right, for their service in the United States Army. George served from 1944-1947, with Marion serving from 1952-1954. Giger brothers honored for service to their country
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Every day is a good day to thank and recognize a serviceman or veteran, but with Veterans’ Day coming up the...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Past O’Sullivan Industries employees gathered at Tractors BBQ in Lamar at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12. This group meets twice a year, once in April and once in October and as evident, there is always a very good attendance. For more information regarding the meetings contact Ruth Ann Cooper at 417-424-3269. Past O’Sullivan employees gather at Tractors


Boil order advisory for Sheldon
The City of Sheldon has issued a boil order advisory. This means there is a concern of contamination from the low water pressure experienced recently when a main water line...
Delta Dental's Land of Smiles® to visit Golden City Elementary
Delta Dental's Land of Smiles® characters will visit Golden City Elementary at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the school. This is a complimentary...