Warrant served after long-term investigation
Ozark Drug Enforcement Team (ODET) detectives, Jasper County SWAT and the Lamar Police Department served a search warrant on Wednesday, May 1, at 1705 Cherry St., in Lamar....
April leaves with a record day of rain
By RICHARD COOPER April showers is a common reference to the fourth month on the calendar. Things were moving along about on schedule this year until the 29th. Then 0.30...
Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
Prayers were offered for our nation, our state, government officials, those in need, and our schools including teachers, administrators, and employees. National Day of Prayer observed

Wicked weather passes through area

Wayne Schnelle receives Honorary State FFA Degree
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Wayne Schnelle of Lockwood was named an Honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention. Schnelle founded S&H Farm Supply in 1969....
Schnelle is state winner in diversified crop placement proficiency...
COLUMBIA, Mo.- John Schnelle of Golden City won the Missouri FFA Diversified Crop Placement Proficiency Award at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention....

Stockton school bus rear ended
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a two vehicle accident occurred at 1:55 p.m. on Monday, April 29, on Missouri 96 in Carthage, when a westbound 2006...
Soon to begin improvement of certain township roads for wind farms
By RICHARD COOPER Preparation of township roads to handle large equipment for installation of wind powered generators should begin in September...

Lamar Golden Gala – Prom 2019
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Promenade was held from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar. Members of the...

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Those attending the Early Childhood Coalition Carnival on Monday, April 29, registered as they entered Memorial Hall. One cutie was all smiles. Early Childhood Coalition Carnival is huge success
Many early childhood organizations came together on Monday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Memorial Hall in Lamar. The carnival was for families...

State Rep. Ann Kelley recognized as Freshman Legislator of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY- In only her first term in office, Missouri State Rep. Ann Kelley has already earned the respect and admiration of House leadership...

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
Joe Davis was the first volunteer to speak at the April 28 meeting of the Barton County Historical Society. He displayed an authentic sign that once directed travelers to the Jefferson Highway that passed from Canada through Lamar to the Gulf of Mexico. Historical Society honors volunteers who keep it going
By RICHARD COOPER In its quarterly meeting, April 28, the Barton County Historical Society took a step back and looked at itself. What keeps it...

Photo courtesy of Zee Crossley and Ashley Lawrence
The new National Honor Society members are, front row, left to right, Madeline Jeffries, Ashland Diggs, Faith White, Halle Miller, Autumn Shelton; second row, left to right, Ryen Willhite, Madelyn Gastel, Taylor Darrow, Kayne Blanchard, Connor Brown; third row, left to right, Angela Cornell, Kyler Cox, Joshua Bishop, Donte Stahl, Trey Evans, Greggory Mather and back row, left to right, Amara Lee, Ethan Hasson and Zander Davis. Lamar High School inducts new members into National Honor Society
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat On Wednesday, April 25, Lamar High School inducted its new National Honor Society (NHS) members. In order to...

Lamar held its prom on Saturday evening, April 27, at the Roxy Event Center in Joplin. Crowned royalty were the 2019 Lamar Prom King and Queen, seniors Brett Mason and Mary Lee. Lamar prom king and queen crowned

Photo courtesy of Quay Brown
Clifton Daniel, grandson of Harry S Truman and a presenter at the 14th Annual Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival, is pictured out of costume as he led a forum of visiting descendants. Truman’s grandson performs at area festival
By QUAY BROWN Clifton Daniel, the grandson of Harry S Truman, who was born in Lamar on May 8, 1884, performed a one man play in a tribute to his...