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Stripe rust and powdery mildew in wheat
LAMAR- Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields south of Jasper, near Base Line Road for the April 12 crop scouting...
Economic Development Committee holds first meeting
LAMAR-The newly created Economic Development Committee of the Lamar City Council met for the first time on April 19. Its topic of discussion was the use of incentives to...
Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 9:06 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, two miles north of Jasper on SW 1st Lane, when a...
Carmen Miller, a senior at Lamar High School, was honored for being selected as a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Building projects for Lamar R-I taking shape
LAMAR-As the end of the 2016-17 school year approaches, the R-I board of education hopes to complete as much as possible of the long range facility...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
A proud Hunter Bayless is pictured with his parents, Chad and Heather Bayless. Lamar Tigers receive 2016 championship rings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Even after six years it still hasn't gotten old – not for the players, nor the community. This past season the...


Search warrant executed in rural Golden City
On Thursday, April 20, the Barton County Sheriff’s office, along with officers of the Lamar Police Department, executed a search warrant at a rural Golden City residence...
The Dade County Health Department recently hosted a hunter education course through the Missouri Department of Conservation. The class was held on March 25, at the Live Well Health & Fitness board room and was conducted by Dade County Conservation Agent Jeremy Edwards. Thirteen students attended in the morning, with 31 attending in the afternoon. This has been the best turnout they have had for the hunter safety course. The Dade County Health Department looks forward to hosting another course next year and their hope is to get a large number to attend again. Thank you to all who participated in the March safety course. Good luck and safe hunting! Dade County Health Dept. hosts hunter education course


Township officials collect funds for road maintenance
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Approximately 40 township officials gathered, Thursday morning, in Thiebaud Auditorium for two hours of fellowship, sharing...
Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper 
City Clerk Bev Baker administered the oath to four unopposed city council members. Left to right, Brian Griffith, Ward 3; Judd Chesnut, Ward 1; Mike Hull, Ward 2; and Bill Talbott, Ward 4. Truman Day celebration to return to birthplace site
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The annual Truman Day celebration is returning to the birthplace, State Historic Site. It will be...


Join AOK for a summer of “Fun, Adventure and Exploration”
With summer right around the corner, are you aware of opportunities available for your child? About Our Kids, Inc. (AOK) invites the youth and families of Lamar and Barton...
Sign dedication reset for May 17
The Welcome from Lamar sign has hit another snag. In the Lamar Community Betterment story that ran in the April 19 Lamar Democrat, it was stated that the sign dedication...
Lamar police to participate in youth alcohol enforcement campaign
Local and state law enforcement will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide May Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”...
Lamar's Promenade moved to high school
Due to the possibility of inclement weather on Saturday, April 22, Lamar's Promenade has been moved. The promenade will now be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the high...
Many gather for Lamar Elks Lodge Easter egg hunt
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger The Lamar Elks Lodge held its annual Easter egg hunt at 12 noon on Saturday, April 15. Over 5,000 eggs were hidden...


Weather clears for Eagles' Easter egg hunt
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger In spite of the rain that occurred earlier in the day. The Barton County Eagles No. 4405 held its Easter egg hunt at...