Photo courtesy of Kristy Robertson
Ansley Jeffries won third place in the talent show as she did multiple flips. She is pictured with Barton County Chamber of Commerce CEO Astra Ferris. Truman’s Got Talent show entertains crowd
During Truman Day on Saturday, May 4, a Truman’s Got Talent competition were held on the stage located at the Truman Birthplace. The judges for...

Barton County Electric Coop welcomes members to annual meeting
The annual meeting of the Barton County Electric Cooperative began at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, underneath the Moore Pavilion in Lamar. A large...

Barton County Sheriff’s Office report
The Barton County Sheriff's Office received a call on May 6, that a Kabota utility vehicle had been stolen from a residence located at 339 NW 50th Ln. Chief Deputy Vernon...
Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, approximately five miles south of...

The Grand Champion at the Truman Day Baby Show was Ivy Fox, daughter of Jordan and Kathi Fox, Lamar. Truman Day Baby/Toddler show winners
Photos courtesy of Kristy Robertson

1980 aerial photo showing the location of the tree that Lynch was hung from. 100th anniversary of Jay Lynch
By JOE DAVIS Barton County Historical Society This month marks the 100th anniversary of a dark chapter in Lamar’s history. On May 28, 1919,...

Photo courtesy City of Lamar
A T hangar was totally destroyed Monday night at the Lamar Municipal Airport. Monday night winds do considerable damage at Lamar Municipal Airport
At about 11:30 Monday night, May 6, what was believed to be straight line winds swept across Lamar Municipal Airport leaving a path of considerable...

Barton County Sheriff’s report
Barton County Sheriff Deputy Brandon Carbone initiated a traffic stop on a white Buick at approximately 1:19 a.m., on April 1, for no taillights. The traffic stop took...
Budget committee proposes a surplus city budget
By RICHARD COOPER It wasn't a grueling meeting, but it was certainly stressful as the Lamar City Council's Public Expenditures (Budget) Committee ground its way through...
CY6 offered each youth the opportunity to make their own t-shirt. 4-H “Youth EXCEL” emerging leaders marks 15 years
Marking 15 years, Youth EXCEL students participated in a community exploration on April 22, learning more about the history of the community,...

Michalea Winslow helped Jaxon Ball and Balum and Briar Walters with arts and crafts projects. Many gather for the Magical 4-H Super Kid Camp
4-H members and friends gathered for the Ninth Annual Super Kid Camp on April 27, held at the Wolf Center in Lamar. It was a magical time at the...

BBB urges caution when buying or selling items online
Online classified ads continue to be a popular way to buy and sell items of all kinds, from baby clothing to cars. Still some deals on sites like Craigslist and Facebook...
ESC program to provide home repair to those in need
JOPLIN- Economic Security Corporation (ESC) is currently seeking applicants for their Home Rehabilitation Programs in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald...
Several arrested on outstanding warrants
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office obtained enough information to apply for and receive a search warrant to search a residences at 1602 Walnut Street in Lamar, on Thursday,...
Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
These two women portrayed what nurses looked like during World War One. A celebration of small town America: Truman Day
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat The Harry S. Truman Birthplace receives between 6,000-8,000 visitors a year, according to Barton County...