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Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
The grand prize winner of the 3rd Annual Summer Lovin’ Challenge was Jill Pugh, with most overall points being accumulated over the 11 weeks. She was presented an Instant Pot by Lindsey Stevenson, left and Debbie Sheat, right. Summer Lovin’ Challenge’s third year proves successful
The Barton County Health Department, along with help from Lindsey Stevenson with University Extension, just completed their third year of the...


Pictured, left to right, are MFA Oil Lockwood Manager Steve Lasater; Dade County Youth Fair Board President Michelle Kleeman and Dade County Youth Fair Board Secretary/Treasurer Kristin Kostik. Dade County Youth Fair receives MFA Oil Foundation grant
The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to Dade County Youth Fair, Inc. to assist with purchasing portable overhead gates. "The DCYF is looking...


Extra-curricular program reviews presented to Lamar School Board
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Becky Payne, representing the Lamar band program; Anna Strong, representing the Lamar choir program and Gary...


The 1926 bridge was moved to the Dille property. The Bridges of Barton County: Part 2
By JOE DAVIS Barton County Historical Society Not quite 2 ½ miles north of Lamar, in an area known as the “North Dam”, one of the area’s most...


Camden Lane Allison
Eric and Kirsten Allison, Lockwood, would like to announce the birth of their son, Camden Lane. Camden was born Tuesday, April 10, at 12:05 p.m.,...


Jasper High School Class of 2018
Lamar Democrat/Brooklynn Thornton Jasper High School sent their senior class into the world on Sunday, May 20. Valedictorian Terra Bowman and...


Annual Fish With a Cop held at Wheeler Park
The Lamar Police Department, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Fish and Game, held its annual Fish With a Cop on Thursday, May 17, at...


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