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Rance Henley Ogden
Trevon and Melissa Ogden, Lockwood, would like to announce the birth of their son, Rance Henley Ogden; he is their second child. Rance was welcomed...


Christmas light recognition main topic at Lamar CB meeting
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Community Betterment gathered at 12 noon on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Barton County University Extension Wolf Center in Lamar....
Barton County Sheriff's report
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office received information on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from the Pittsburg, Kan. Police Department concerning the possible...


A.C.T. 4 Food discusses ways to benefit community
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat A.C.T. 4 Food, previously known as the Barton County Food Council, met at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the University Extension Wolf...
Miss Merry Christmas Pageant winners
The 2017 Miss Merry Christmas Pageant was held Saturday, Dec. 2, at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar. Categories included Little Miss Merry Christmas,...


Photo courtesy of Jon Brisbin)
Lamar High School Class of 1967 members are, front row, seated, left to right, Lendi (Stettler) Davis, Nina (Williams) Huser, Connie (Trent) Stump, Linda (Messerall) Grant, Irma (Woodward) Fayad, Beth (Couch) Brisbin, Marilyn (Pyatt) Howard, Brenda (Shultz) Frieden, Karel (Bentlage) Hippert, Sue (Divine) Morris, Calvin Brous, Bonnie (Johnston) Kime, Candy (Blaser) Fields, Jan (Wattenbarger) Taylor, Sondra (Morin) Riegel; second row, left to right, Jewell (Darrah) Little, Marsha (Richter) Pitts, Lorraine (Deay)  Potter, Marti (Horton) Elswick, Linda (Gathman) Fritsch, Susan (Walters) Conrace, Nancy (Harris) Gilkey, Walter Powell, Bill Gaither, Wayne Patterson, Ralph Stahl, Judy (Faubion) Goldammer, Cathy (Butler) Rowland, Kirk Morris, Bill Young; third row, left to right, Steve Slinker, Jerry Thieman, Dan Scott, Stan Adams, Sue (Gartman) Downing, Gaylord Willet, Marilyn Clawson, Leon Phipps, Jim Hayward, Anthony Brisbin, Stan Davis, Frank Arnold, Max Montgomery, Bill Lisle, Don Hosack, David Jones and Jim Ryder. LHS Class of 1967 holds 50th reunion
The Lamar High School Class of 1967 held its 50th reunion the weekend of October 13, 14 and 15. A bonfire was held on Friday evening, to correspond...


Ron Hager, a Lamar carver, is a member of the Tri County Whittles and Woodcarvers. Free wood carving classes offered
The Tri County Whittlers and Woodcarvers club of Nevada is offering a basic seven week carving class, beginning on Tuesday night, Jan. 23. There is...


First Baptist Church to hold Christmas Eve service
The First Baptist Church of Lamar, located at 1301 E. 6th St., will hold its Candlelight Christmas Eve Service and Lord’s Supper from 6 p.m. to 7...


Needman to retire from City of Lockwood
LOCKWOOD- After 33 ½ years of faithful service to the City of Lockwood, Donald Needham will be retiring. A reception will be held for him today (Wednesday), December 20,...
Mrs. Kelley’s eighth grade class was the overall winner at the Lamar Middle School. Lamar youth share the “Gift of Giving”
Barton County 4-H Teen Leaders and Lamar school students from East Primary, West Elementary and Lamar Middle School, along with Liberal students,...


Flu season hitting hard in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY- The 2017-2018 flu season is off to an early start in Missouri. As of November 25, 2017, there were 1,545 cases of the flu reported...


Barton County Sheriff's report
Blake H. Dockery, 22, Greenfield, was transported on December 12, from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office....


Golden City council tackles sewer problems-December 1 meeting
GOLDEN CITY- The city council of Golden City found itself addressing sewer problems and related issues at its meeting of December 1. After considerable discussion, it was...
Gloria Martinez Barton County Sheriff’s Office employees recognized
Three employees of the Barton County Sheriff’s Office were recently awarded a Service Award by the Missouri Association of Counties for their five...


Barton County Sheriff's report
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call on Friday, Dec. 8, at approximately 10:20 p.m., of a single-vehicle accident that had...