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MU Extension to provide cattle grazing workshop in Lockwood
STOCKTON- MU Extension is providing a Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshop on Friday, Feb. 1, beginning at 1 p.m., at the Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in...
Martin and Rogers families prepares to welcome exchange students
World Heritage Student Exchange Programs has qualified the Martin family as a host family for Albert from Czech Republic. Albert will be attending Lamar High School for the...
Progress 2019 edition scheduled for March 27
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Democrat has started preparation on its yearly Progress edition, to be published this year on March 27. The Progress edition...
Kobyn Miles Metzger (13 yrs.) Amity. Grandson of Melody Metzger and Gary Swor, Lamar; Lanny and Tammy Morrow, Hamilton and Steve and Jennifer Mobley, Ozark. This is my oldest Valentine Sweetie and the other three will be included in this section. We look forward to seeing yours! It’s time to show off those Valentine Sweeties
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Lamar Democrat will give grandparents the opportunity to show off their...


Hobby events slated for 2019
MINDENMINES- The 2019 Numismatic Calendar, a guide to coin collecting events in Southwest Missouri, has been published by Dave Sorrick, the owner of In God We Trust LLC and...
Truman's bust at the Key West Sculpture Garden in Key West, Fla. One is never too old to learn
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I received a phone call Thursday afternoon from someone that had a picture of a bust of Truman sent to them by...


Peerless Products to honor fallen vets
FORT SCOTT, Kan.- On January 22, Peerless Products in Fort Scott will close its entire plant at 9 a.m. and all 380 first shift employees will be...


Producers Cooperative Assn. to acquire Seed and Farm Supply
Girard, Kan.- The Producers Cooperative Association (PCA) of Girard, Kan. and Seed and Farm Supply of Liberal and Waco, Mo., jointly announce that...


Current Masonic Lodge on East 11th built in 1971. Masonic Lodge locations in Lamar
By JOE DAVIS Barton County Historical Society I was out delivering meals one morning and my cell phone rang. I did not recognize the number so...


The year just passed and its weather story
By RICHARD COOPER Old 2018 really threw us a curve during its first quarter. January eased through slightly above average in temperature, but nothing to get excited...
Bids being taken on CB lot on northwest corner of square
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Community Betterment monthly meeting was called to order at 12 noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9, by President Elaine Davis....
Photo courtesy of Willis Strong
Tom and Marlene Shaw made this complete nativity scene that was displayed on their front lawn during the Christmas season. Shaws display nativity scene during Christmas season


Rep. Ann Kelley sworn in as state legislator
JEFFERSON CITY- Missouri State. Rep. Ann Kelley, R-Lamar, welcomed family and friends to the Missouri State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 9, as she...


Barton County Singing Convention to cease meetings
Members of the Barton County Singing Convention have made the difficult decision to cease their meetings, due to a sadly decreasing interest in...


Celebrate new year with free flowering trees or free crapemyrtles
Local residents can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2019. By...